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Liberia Upgrading Nutrition and Child Health (LAUNCH)

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
ACDI/VOCA

An integrated approach to improving food security

Youth Enterprise Development

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Vision Consulting Africa

We create an entrepreneurial culture among youth through various initiatives, a culture that encourages development and growth in all aspects of a young person’s life.

Poverty, Marriage Timing, and Transitions to Adulthood in Nepal: A Longitudinal Analysis Using the Nepal Living Standards Survey

Population Council

This study examines the influence of household poverty in early childhood on livelihood outcomes for girls in Nepal.

Resource Type: 
Paper

Women and Labour Markets in Asia: Rebalancing for Gender Equality

Asian Development Bank (ADB), & International Labor Organization (ILO)

This joint ADB and ILO publication offers evidence-based policy recommendations on strategies to advance gender equality by addressing persistent gender-labour market gaps that hinder strong, balanced and sustainable development in the Asia region. It looks at not only social-cultural norms of countries but also the policy and institutional frameworks that shape employment opportunities.

Resource Type: 
Paper

Video Interview with Mohamed S. Al-Lai, Al Amal Microfinance Bank, Yemen

Making Cents International

Founder and CEO of Al-Amal Microfinance Bank, Mohamed s. Al-Lai provides a brief overview of the bank, the first in the region to target women and children with savings and loan products. Mohamed addresses identification and collateral challenges the bank had to overcome working with women and youth. Special consideration is given to challenges overcome within the bank, such as youth-training and a redefinition of the notion of risk.

Resource Type: 
Video/Audio

Make Mine a Million $ Business

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence

Make Mine a Million $ Business is an initative of Count Me in For Women's Economic Independence. Where boldly creative women help each other turn their dreams into reality. Our mission is to ignite a national movement  that drives economic growth for your business and your country.

The Business of Empowering Women

McKinsey & Company

This paper draws on insights from interviews with more than 50 leaders and experts in the private and social sectors who focus on women’s economic empowerment, as well as a global survey of nearly 2,300 senior private sector executives, soliciting their views on their organizations’ current and prospective involvement in women’s economic empowerment in developing countries and emerging markets. Particular sections of this publication specifically address the need to support and invest in adolescent girl’s growth in education and business training.

Resource Type: 
Paper

Youth Transitions to Employment and Marriage in Iran: Evidence from the School to Work Transition Survey

MIDDLE EAST YOUTH INITIATIVE, Wolfensohn Center for Development, Dubai School of Government

Iran’s young men and women face serious challenges in their transitions to employment and marriage. We study the factors that affect these transitions using the 2005 School to Work Transition Survey (SWTS). As this survey contains detailed retrospective data of education, employment, and marital outcomes for youth ages 15-29, it provides a new and valuable tool for exploring the challenges facing these youth.

Resource Type: 
Paper

Youth Economic Opportunities Online Portal

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Making Cents International

The Youth Economic Opportunities learning platform is the first community of practice and knowledge exchange portal developed by and for the youth economic opportunities sector. The online portal offers an open and innovative environment for collaborative and dynamic learning and knowledge sharing around the following technical areas and cross-cutting themes: Workforce Development, Financial Services, Enterprise Development, Gender, and Evaluation & Assessment. We are dedicated to: Connecting and sharing knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned; Exchanging the latest resources, jobs, and funding opportunities; and Impacting the world’s 1.8 billion young people.

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