Youth livelihood programs must engage and support youth, most of whom are already economically active and focused on the immediate needs of their households, and who desire more sustainable and socially constructive livelihood pathways. The challenge is to determine how to encourage these youth and help them acquire the relevant competencies and resources necessary to enhance their livelihoods, and ultimately the livelihoods of others within their communities. Read this guide to help understand how to design effective youth livelihood strategies.
All around the world, organizations working with girls know that they are shaping girls’ pathways and possibilities in both visible and invisible ways.
Guided by a belief in girls’ capacity for contribution, a commitment to giving girls equal access to opportunities, and a desire to equip girls to depend on themselves, these organizations are reaching girls at a pivotal moment of their lives—as they pass from childhood to adulthood, negotiate old relationships and form new ones, build skills, care for others, and make future plans.
Aga Khan Foundation
Investing In Young People: Part 1 A Reference Guide on Youth Employability was presented under the Workforce Development Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. The purpose of this reference guide is to strengthen the technical and operational capacity of Aga Khan Development Network partners and other stakeholders involved in the Enhancing Employability and Leadership for Youth (EELY) programme in northern Pakistan.
Youth Business International and Overseas Development Institute
How to Maximise the Impact of Youth Entrepreneurship Support in Different Contexts: A Consultation was presented at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This new and innovative contexts toolkit, provides guidance to policy makers, programme designers and implementers on how to prioritize and adapt initiatives to context specific opportunities and constraints.
Making Cents International
The following evaluation tool and supplemental questionnaire are designed to guide financial institutions in identifying their strengths and weaknesses as they relate to developing and implementing youth financial services. They were developed in consultation with youth-inclusive financial services (YFS) practitioners whose collective experience provides an in-depth look at YFS around the globe.
Women's Refugee Commission
The Women’s Refugee Commission partnered with Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) to develop introductory training materials to accompany the M
DFID-CSO Youth Working Group
This guide has been developed to assist donor agencies (multilateral and bilateral) and policy advisors in a range of organisations working with and for youth. It will also be useful for government, NGO and civil society partners. This guide aims to increase understanding of the growing importance of, and greater potential for, youth participation in development practice and to explore key issues and approaches. But it goes beyond the rhetoric of many policy advocacy papers, which simply argue for a focus on youth participation. Rather, this guide provides information on how to actually work with youth at a practical operational level in respect of policy and programming. It does this through the provision of promising practice case studies (and their associated resources), and a number of quality standards that will help organisations to get started.
Making Cents International
As a result of collaborative input, case studies, and discussions with practitioners from financial services providers and youth-serving organizations, Making Cents International has identified six emerging guidelines.
The Employment and Training Administration’s Workforce Investment Act Youth Program
This tool is designed to help workforce professionals identify promising occupations for youth served by the workforce system, and the credentials that help youth attain them.