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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.

Strengthening Recovery in Central and Eastern Europe

The World Bank

This Regular Economic Report (RER) is a semiannual publication of the Europe and Central Asia Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department (ECA PREM), The World Bank. It covers economic developments, prospects, and policies in 11 European Union (EU) member states that joined after 2004 (excluding Cyprus and Malta) — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (North); the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and the Slovak Republic, (Continental); and Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Slovenia (South). Throughout the RER, for simplicity, we refer to this group of eleven countries as the EU11.

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Report

The Key to Growth & Progress in Latin America: Young Entrepreneurs

Young Americas Business Trust

Back in the 90’s, a vast majority of parents and guardians in Latin America would look down on their children if they decided to opt to become an entrepreneur instead of pursuing a career or enrolling in a University. They would think that their children had a lack of motivation for studying or they were simply not smart enough or too lazy to complete a degree.

Skills for Youth Employment: How and for Whom?

R4D

R4D recently hosted a panel discussion about the skills that students in developing countries need to excel in the labor market, along with innovative models for delivering those skills at the secondary level. The conversation covered macro issues (for instance, how to scale, how to engage policymakers, how to move successful pilots into the hands of local governments) and the precise skills that youth should acquire to meet the needs of employers.

The Impacts of Economic Strengthening Programs on Children: A Review of the Evidence

Columbia University, Women's Refugee Commission

This review sought to methodically capture the known impacts of economic strengthening (ES) programs (microcredit, skills training, agricultural interventions, etc.) on the well-being of children (0-18 years) in crisis contexts in low-income countries. The review looked at effects on children both from interventions engaging caregivers as beneficiaries, and those targeting children themselves.

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Report

Summer Youth Employment Program Annual Summary 2012

NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with summer employment and educational experiences that capitalize on their individual strengths, develop their skills and competencies, and connect them to positive adult role models. SYEP Provides seven weeks of entry-level work experience in a variety of jobs at community-based organizations, government agencies and private sector businesses.

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Report

Opportunity for Young Leaders Across Sectors - Call for Applications to the 2015 Jeanne Sauve Public Leadership Program

Jeanne Sauve Foundation

The Jeanne Sauve Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Jeanne Sauve Public Leadership Program: a unique fellowship spread over two years. Year one consists in a full-time intensive residential phase in Montreal for the entire group of a dozen select Fellows. Year two is a part-time field phase tailored to each individual Fellow's activities in their respective communities and countries.
 

Manufacturing companies and an educated workforce

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Boston College Carroll School of Management: Center for Corporate Citizenship
DATE: 
Jul 9, 2014 (12:00pm to 01:00pm)

Many companies rely on a strong technical workforce to run effectively. Unfortunately, those entering the workforce with the necessary skills to drive innovation and increase productivity - particularly in the STEM fields - are few and far between.

When the First Rung Is Too High

SkillNations

The young man at the Apple Genius Bar asked me what kind of work I did while he was trying to fix my laptop last week. I told him, “I work on creating good jobs and higher skills in developing countries.” I also told him that 87% of the planet’s 1.2 billion 16-24 year olds live in developing countries where there are few good jobs and where the education and training systems are often completely out of synch with the needs of modern economies. He appeared interested, so I continued: “3 out of 5 of all the unemployed in sub-Saharan Africa are youth people living on less than $2/day.

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