Handbook: An ICT Agripreneurship Guide- A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA)

The role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in strengthening and promoting agricultural enterprises has never been greater.Furthermore, governments, private sector, multi-lateral and non-governmental organisations (NGO), and especially young people, are increasingly viewing the intersection of ICTs and the agriculture sector as a prime means of tackling the global youth unemployment challenge by enabling enterprise.

Skills at Scale: Transferable Skills in Secondary and Vocational Education in Africa

MasterCard Foundation

Despite the recent economic slowdown, the majority of African countries continue to experience economic growth, rising trade and increasing inflows of foreign investment. Peace, political stability and good governance are also on the rise. Yet a closer examination offers a sobering reminder that growth alone does not guarantee equitable development.

Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

International Labour Organization (ILO)

A unique global partnership aims to lift the economic prospects of young people entering the workforce. 

NEW YORK (ILO News) – Amid the global youth employment crisis – characterized by unprecedented levels of unemployment, poor quality and low paying jobs – the UN system is launching an ambitious initiative to generate decent jobs for youth and to assist in their transition from school-to-work. 

Using the SCALERS Model to Guide Scaling Strategy

Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University

The SCALERS model proposes that successful scaling of a social venture requires developing a mix of organizational capabilities that are tailored to the venture’s unique innovation and ecosystem.

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Practical Considerations For Bringing Scale Into Your Work

Management Systems International

Are you designing, running, funding or evaluating an organization or a pilot program that has the potential to reach regional or national scale?  This Lab provides participants with a management framework, a set of practical tools, and a variety of tips intended to increase their programs’ prospects for achieving sustainability and scale.  It will include discussion of ongoing efforts to scale a range of youth and enterprise development models, hands-on practice applying a scalability assessmen

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Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015: Scaling Up Investments in Decent Jobs for Youth

International Labour Organization

The youth employment crisis is easing, at least in terms of global trends…

After the period of rapid increase between 2007 and 2010, the global youth unemployment rate settled at 13.0 per cent for the period 2012 to 2014. At the same time, the number of unemployed youth declined by 3.3 million from the crisis peak: 76.6 million youth were unemployed in 2009 compared to an estimated 73.3 million in 2014.

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Solutions for Youth Employment: A Unique Way of Fostering Private Sector Involvement

Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE)

A Good Job means equality. A Good Job means opportunity. A good job means excitement. A Good Job means sustainability. These are just a few of the descriptions of a “Good Job” that we heard from youth and others in attendance at last October’s launch event for Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) coalition.

It was at this event that S4YE unveiled a vision for a world where all youth have access to work opportunities that empower them to escape poverty, thus boosting shared prosperity worldwide. An urgent challenge.  A massive opportunity.  

Rockefeller Foundation Supports Online Learning


Originally published by BPESA on September 4, 2015

With over 215,000 people employed, the contact centre industry is one of South Africa’s major sources of employment and is one of the few industries accessible to a large percentage of South Africa’s unemployed youth.

#YouthEO Twitter Chat: Scale in Practice

Making Cents International

There are over 1.1 billion young people in the world who need to be able to find good jobs, start and grow businesses, gain access to appropriate financial services and overall, participate in the global economy.But how can development practitioners and private and public sector actors meet the growing demand for youth economic opportunity? 

Getting the Government to Do It: Strategies for Mainstreaming and Scaling Entrepreneurship

Government of Guinea, Educate!, ILO

Instruction in entrepreneurial skills offers a potentially transformative impact on the work and career focus of young people. Most obviously, it can help entrepreneurial minded young people to start and succeed in their own businesses, contributing to employment solutions for the community as a whole. But even those workers not destined to start their own business need to acquire a deeper understanding of what it takes to make a business succeed. Mainstreaming entrepreneurship content into the national education systems is the obvious way to reach scale.

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