The Role of Youth Skills Development in the Transition to Work: A Global Review

World Bank

The World Bank’s World Development Report of 2007, Development and the Next Generation, examines the choices made by youth 15–24 years of age in education, work, health, family formation, and citizenship and how these choices shape the future well-being of individuals and nations. As part of the background preparation for this study of youth transitions, this paper was prepared examining the role played by skills development in the transition from school to work.

Project Impact Winners: Lessons from the field

Youth Employment Network (YEN)

The Youth Employment Network (YEN) is pleased to announce the winners of the Project Impact Lessons From the Field contest. Click on the project to view the Smart Notes from our winners to see how they made a difference to youth employment and business within their community.

Mobiles for Youth Workforce Development Landscape Review

mEducation Alliance, USAID, Mastercard Foundation, Plan International

Youth make up 17 percent of the world’s population and 40 percent of the world’s unemployed, according to the International Labor Organization. A number of factors combine to make sustainable, decent employment an enormous challenge for youth the world over, including low levels of education and technical skills, slow job growth, lack of information about available jobs, and difficulties accessing financial capital to start small enterprises.

The “Poverty Stoplight” Approach to Eliminating Multidimensional Poverty: Business, Civil Society, and Government Working Together in Paraguay

Making Cents International

Martin Burt´s article on The “Poverty Stoplight” Approach to Eliminating Multidimensional Poverty:  Business, Civil Society, and Government Working Together in Paraguay describes a practical methodology recently developed by Fundación Paraguaya. The tool allows poor families to self-diagnose their level of poverty as a first step in developing a personalized strategy to lift themselves permanently out of poverty.

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Moving from Mobile Money to Digital Financial Services for Financial Inclusion

Making Cents International and Chemonics International
Dec 11, 2013 (10:00am to 11:00am)

Webinar: Join John Owens, mobile money expert for Chemonics International, and Making Cents International for an update on the growing shift from mobile money to broader digital financial services to promote financial inclusion. The broader services include electronic funds transfers, debit/ATM cards, and agent banking.

Making Cents International’s 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference Program and “State of the Field” Publication Now Available

Making Cents International

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. 

Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference

Making Cents International's Collaborative Learning and Action
Sep 10, 2013 (All day) to Sep 12, 2013 (All day)

The annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference is the premier learning event for practitioners, policy-makers, funders, private sector companies, technical assistance providers, researchers, educators, government representatives, and youth leaders working to increase economic opportunities for young people.


Measuring Success of Youth Livelihood Interventions: A Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation

Global Partnership for Youth Employment

This Guide helps decide what type of evaluation is appropriate given the characteristics and context of an intervention and provides the basic set of concepts and tools to carry out impact evaluations.

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