Women as Drivers for Enterprise Development: Innovative Solutions from Myanmar and Norway

British Council Myanmar, Partnership for Change

After years of isolation Myanmar is progressing, including in women entrepreneurship and enterprise development.

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Children and the Financial Regulatory Landscape: Latin America

Child and Youth Finance International

Close to 5 percent of the youth population worldwide has access to a savings account, though they represent around 18 percent of the world population, and disparities are significant; in some economies (i.e Australia, France and New Zealand) around 70 percent of students of 15 years old have a bank account, though in others (Israel, Poland and Slovak Republic) the figure is less than 30 percent.

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Can youth savings bridge the financial gender gap?

Women's World Banking

On a hot afternoon in September, Savings Specialist Ryan Newton, Market Research Specialist Anjali Banthia,  and I were in a SEWA Bank branch in Ahmedabad, India, conducting a focus group with a few young women who are daughters of SEWA Bank clients’ daughters. Ritu, a 16- year-old girl with her hair pulled into a short ponytail, is a Tejasvi account holder.

Turning Up Talent: 'Technopreneurs' Drive Development in the Philippines


Students from the University of Cebu attend a USAID-supported workshop and symposium for budding technopreneurs.Kai Elmer Sotto/PhilDev

Higher education is incorporating entrepreneurship into curriculums to supply graduates—and the economy—with the skills needed to answer market demands.

India's Skills Training Maze

Next Billion

Originally posted by Next Billion on May 7, 2015. 

This post is the second of a multi-part series about the skill development sector in India and how to solve the challenges of increasing both formal and informal sector employment. Read the first post in the series: “Skill development for the future”

YSEALI Seeds for the Future

Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative

Are you between the ages of 18 and 35? Are you from one of the ten ASEAN member countries? Got an innovative idea to increase youth civic engagement, foster economic development, improve education, or safeguard the environment? Read on to find out how to apply for a YSEALI Seeds for the Future grant and turn your great idea into reality. 

YSEALI Generation: Power of Entrepreneurship

Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative

The U.S. Department of State has selected Making Cents International to lead YSEALI Generation: Power of Entrepreneurship a 5-day entrepreneurship regional exchange workshop for early-stage entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs (an inside entrepreneur, or an entrepreneur within an existing organization, who uses entrepreneurial skills to turn a new idea or project into a profitable venture for the company) from ASEAN between the ages of 18-30.

During the YSEALI Regional Exchange, participants can expect to:

Apply to be a YSEALI Professional Fellow


What is it?

Starting in spring 2015, over the course of a year, 250 YSEALI Professionals will have five-week placements in U.S. non-profit organizations and state and local government offices. YSEALI Professional Fellows will work directly with their American counterparts to enhance their practical expertise, leadership skills, and professional contacts to address challenges and create new opportunities their home countries and communities. YSEALI Professional Fellows will work in the fields of:

Global Startup Youth ASEAN Competition

Global Startup Youth

The Global Startup Youth (GSY) is StartupMalaysia.org' s signature event aimed at connecting youth globally; to inspire and ignite the next generation of startup entrepreneurs.

The GSY made its debut in 2013 as key side event of the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event got the special mention from Secretary John Kerry at his keynote as an event that brought together 500 youth from 101 countries for a 3 action packed days where youth from these countries worked to come up with ventures that solved real world problems.

Policy in Focus: Youth and Employment in the BRICS

The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth: United Nations Development Programme
The issue is dedicated to the analysis of the usage of social programs to promote youth employment in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries. The 2014 BRICS Academic Forum officially transferred the responsibilities of host country, South Africa to Brazil, providing an impetus to understand how the BRICS countries have made use of their extensive expertise in social policies and programs to go beyond mitigation of crisis, towards the realization of young people’s ambitions.
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