Job Creation and Local Economic Development

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development LEED Program

This publication highlights new evidence on policies to support job creation, bringing together the latest research on labour market, entrepreneurship and local economic development policy to help governments support job creation in the recovery. It  also includes  a set of country pages featuring, among other things, new data on skills supply and demand at the level of smaller OECD regions (TL3).

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YSEALI Generation: Power of Human Capital Workshop (Singapore)

U.S. State Department, Count Me In, Making Cents International
Dec 3, 2014 (All day) to Dec 7, 2014 (All day)
YSEALI Background
Recognizing that over 65 percent of the population in Southeast Asia is under the age of 35, the White House launched the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) in December 2013 to augment leadership development and networking in the 10 ASEAN countries; deepen engagement with young leaders across critical sectors; and strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and young leaders across the region.

Value Chain Program Design Training

Action for Enterprise (AFE)
Sep 15, 2014 (All day) to Sep 19, 2014 (All day)

Action for Enterprise (AFE) is offering a series of three to five-day workshops that present the latest methodologies and practice for designing value-chain programs that incorporate strategies for sustainable impact. Participants will learn how to design programs that result in market-based solutions to MSME constraints such as market access, input supply, technology/product development, management training, policy reform, and access to finance.

Inclusive Finance India Summit

Inclusive Finance India
Dec 8, 2014 (All day) to Dec 9, 2014 (All day)

The Inclusive Finance India Summit (prior to this year known as Microfinance India Summit) is a global flagship initiative of ACCESS Development Services. The objective of the Summit is to inform and influence the pro-poor policy framework and strengthen the enabling environment, and bringing all stakeholders together to discuss key issues and challenges and build consensus on the way forward for financial inclusion. The Summit's d

ANNOUNCEMENT: Youth Employment Project in Bangladesh Wins ILO Good Practice Contest

International Labour Organization

A Bangladeshi youth employment project “From Margin to Mainstream” won one of the first prizes in a good practice contest organized by the ILO and featured on MTV. The project helps young people with disabilities step into the labour market and become agents of change.

IAVE Youth Conference

International Association of Volunteer Effort (IAVE), Volunteering Australia
Sep 15, 2014 (All day) to Sep 17, 2014 (All day)

The conference is a residential conference with registration fees including accommodation and conference attendance.

Three Ways to Bridge the Employability Gap in the Developing World

Results for Development (R4D)

Re-posted with permission from R4D:

What are the skills needed for employability in the 21st century economy? And what innovative models are needed to deliver these skills to students?

Multidimensional Targeting and Evaluation: A General Framework with an Application to a Poverty Program in Bangladesh

The George Washington University

We develop a framework for multidimensional targeting and impact assessment, and apply these methods to a poverty program in Bangladesh. Many poverty and other social programs use multiple screening criteria. At the same time, numerous outcome variables are often of interest. What roles do choices in numbers or types of screens play in determining characteristics of participants selected, and distributions of program outcomes across participants? How can sets of changes in program-related outcome variables or initial screening variables be summarized systematically?

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Lessons from WING Cambodia

Risk Frontier Consulting
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