Making Cents International
Originally posted on Devex.com, September 22, 2014.
Making Cents International
Despite the role that girls and women play in driving economic growth being widely acknowledged, it seems in practice, development programmes haven’t kept pace.
JBS International, Inc.
My name is Matthew French and I work for JBS International, Inc. This blog draws upon research conducted under contract with USAID’s office of Education (read the full youth engagement report here), as well as my own experiences working with young people.
Journal of Education and Work
‘Enterprise’ has increasingly become part of the United Kingdom’s political grammar and efforts to develop entrepreneurial traits and activities in young people have been a key strand of this policy focus. As the 2008 economic recession saw a curtailed youth labour market, enterprise emerged as an appealing policy ‘solution’ to youth unemployment. Traditional measures of enterprise chart the numbers of new businesses and their survival rates.
Cogent Social Sciences
In this qualitative case study, the perceived impacts of workshops and internships provided by a Hong Kong-based non-governmental organization (NGO) working to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth were explored and descriptively presented. Data were derived from a combination of individual youth and teacher interviews, coupled with a youth focus group. Themes within the findings were developed by exploring individual perceptions of the influence that participation in workshops and internships had on reducing social barriers and addressing social issues for the youth.
International Fund for Agricultural Development
In 2030, young people will make up around 15 per cent of the world’s population, and rural youth about 6 per cent.
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Somali refugees in Kenya currently find themselves in limbo with only restrictive and impractical options available to them. The majority of these refugees are unable to return to Somalia, despite recent efforts by the Governments of Kenya and Somalia and UNHCR, due to sustained threats to their protection, safety and dignity in what continues to be a fragile post-conflict situation. Opportunities for third country resettlement are concurrently diminishing, particularly in Europe and the United States of America, due to a sharp decline in refugee resettlement quotas.
The Brookings Institute, Transfr VR, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
Access to quality education and skill building is essential in an age of rising inequality; by 2030, it is estimated that 825 million children will
NPR, The World Band, SESEWA, Garage Hub
That the world of work is changing is undisputed.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), EY-Parthenon
Increasingly, the economy is demanding that youth adopt an entrepreneurial mindset to earn a living. Unfortunately, today's schools are ill equipped to provide the training in the behavioral skills that comprise this mindset, like opportunity recognition, critical problem solving and communication.