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Western Balkans Labor Market Trends 2018

World Bank Group, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

Executive Summary

Resource Type: 
Report

Youth Economic Opportunites Network: Live & Virtual Learning Event "Applying An Inclusive Market Systems Development Approach to Youth Employment: Lessons from the EYE Program".

ORGANIZER: 
HELVETAS
DATE: 
Mar 21, 2018 (12:00pm)

Join Making Cents International’s Youth Economic Opportunities Network (YEO Network) and HELVETAS for a virtual and in-person learning event on lessons learned from applying an Inclusive Market Systems Development approach to creating employment opportunities for youth.

To join in-person: Join us at the Making Cents offices in downtown Washington, D.C. to meet the presenters and network with participants. Lunch will be provided or you may bring your own. Coffee, tea, and refreshments will be served as well. Space is limited, RSVP Early!

Webinar Resources | Getting Young People into Work: Is There a Role for the Private Sector in Bridging the Skills Gap?

European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)

Nine out of ten jobs are created by the private sector worldwide, making it a major force for economic growth and prosperity. However, formal education systems are often unable to meet the market’s specific demands for talent and skills. This creates problems on two fronts – young people lack the skills to successfully compete for jobs while firms are unable to fill their open positions. The EBRD’s unique economic inclusion approach supports clients across a wide range of sectors to address this skills mismatch and thereby enhance equitable access to jobs and training. This webinar will discuss the role of the private sector in opening up economic opportunities for young people specifically, and how actors in the YEO space can engage with the private sector to enhance youth inclusion.

Girl Coders Fight Sexual Harassment

USAID

Blerta is the first girl in the Kosovo’s IT sector to ever win a grant to work on a computer application. Since then, she established Girls Coding Kosova in February 2014. Earlier this year, Girls Coding Kosova teamed up with Open Data Kosovo and USAID to develop #EcShlirë (meaning “walk freely” in Albanian), a mobile application for reporting sexual harassment in real time.

Pakistan Bridges the Gender Divide by Embracing a Digital Economy

World Bank

Standing in line to sign up for the Digital Youth Summit in Peshawar this May, I struck up a conversation with a young woman from Peshawar. I was pleasantly surprised by her level of interest and eagerness in participating at the tech conference.  She was keen to develop an app that would allow her to sell home-based food products at a national level.  She had already gathered a group of friends who would work with her on different aspects of task planning and implementation.  Her enthusiasm was palpable and infectious.

Equipping Kazakhstan's Future Workforce

The World Bank

Do you remember how you felt when you graduated from high-school or college? Like me, you probably experienced some uncertainty and anxiety about what comes next, asking questions such as: “Will I get a job, and if so, where?

FORUM: Turkey Europe Future Forum 2017 in Turkey, July 2017

Marketing & Promotions Concept International (MPC)

Applications are open for Turkey Europe Future Forum 2017, organized by Mercator Program Center for International Affairs (MPC) in cooperation with TÜSİAD and funded by Stiftung Mercator. The objective of the eight-day Forum is to strengthen the ties between young leaders from Turkey and Europe with a view to leveraging European discourse and creating a network based on mutual trust. The 3rd Turkey Europe Future Forum will take place from July 2nd to 9th, 2017 in Izmir and Istanbul.

BLOG: Global Economy Could be $1.1T Richer by Following German Youth Employment Model, Nov 2016

Yahoo Finance Canada

Just 10.1 per cent of Germany’s young workers, between the ages of 20 and 24, are not in school or out of work. That impressive figure places the country among the world’s leaders in youth employment. And, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, if all member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development lowered their youth NEET rates (not in education, employment or training) to near German levels they could stand to gain about $1.1 trillion in gross domestic product across the board.

BLOG: Financing for Young Farmers in the Republic of Moldova

The International Fund for Agricultural Development

Young women and men in rural areas of the Republic of Moldova are making good use of advantageous credit lines and other benefits offered by an IFADsupported project. Nineteen-year-old Anastasia Gilca is one of more than 700 women who have taken out a loan. She now runs her own profitable 3-hectare blackberry plantation. Following advice from her mother, Gilca started her business two years ago. When she heard about the youth entrepreneurship scheme run by the Rural Financial Services and Agribusiness Development Project, she signed up for training in business development, financial management and accounting.

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