This paper uses household panel data to provide robust evidence on the eﬀects of BRAC’s Targeting the Ultra-poor Program in Bangladesh. Our identiﬁcation strategy exploits type-1 errors in assignment, comparing households correctly included with those
mLearning has a crucial role to play in improving the education and life prospects of young people in emerging markets. This report explores the day-to-day lives of young people and gives voice to their aspirations, employment and learning needs. It demonstrates that the time is right for the mobile industry, international development community and Governments to collaborate and create services that will have a profound, lifelong impact on the lives of young people. With a focus on Ghana, Morocco, Uganda and India, researchers listened to more than 1,200 young people.
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), MarketShare Associates, FHI 360
This report summarizes findings from using an apprenticeship model to improve economic opportunities for vulnerable youth in Afghanistan. First, it finds that apprenticeships can be an effective pathway to employment, particularly for more vulnerable youth. Second, the construction sector offers opportunities for underskilled youth, particularly in a post-conflict context. Third, careful selection of subsectors can maximize benefits to apprentices. Fourth, workshop performance and growth may correlate with workshop size and owners’ education level and entrepreneurialism.
To address the challenges of youth employment and take advantage of economic opportunities in Liberia, the five-year USAID Advancing Youth Project works closely with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and local organizations to increase access to quality Alternative Basic Education (ABE) services, social opportunities, leadership development, and livelihood training for out-of-school
Hathay Bunano (‘hand-made’ in Bangla) produces hand-knitted children’s toys under our own brand, Pebble, and for international private-label clients around the world. Using an innovative and much-needed model of rural production, we have taken the less skilled and time-consuming production tasks to the villages, creating jobs for thousands of young women whose economic opportunities are quite limited.
The 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference program is now available for you to review. The 2013 event will contain two Spotlights: "Opportunities for Rural Youth"focuses on how to support youth in rural areas. "Power of Technology" showcases how to utilize technology in your programming. The conference will take place September 10-12, 2013 in Washington, DC. Click here to view the interactive program. The 2013 “State of the Field” Publication is also available online. Click here to access the latest publication.