IYF Blog

Zimbabwe’s Young People Are Keeping the Economy Afloat

Youth are risk takers. They offer the world fresh perspectives to complex problems, yet the world rarely talks about them this way. Those of us working to support economic development and youth’s role in the economy as they transition to productive adulthoods often see this narrative missing...

3 Lessons for Empowering Women

 Learn three practical pieces of advice from Madeleine Albright, Zainab Salbi, and Helene D. Gayle.

New Video Series Profiles Youth Taking the Lead on SDGs

YouthActionNet fellows prove that effective SDG solutions can be built from the bottom up.

Why Life Skills Matter on Kenya’s Construction Sites

One initiative is preparing local young men and women with the full skill set that meets employer needs and can propel them to success.

Youth Population, Employment & Perceptions on Work

Today, just looking at population statistics makes it clear that prioritizing investment in the world's young people bears incredible potential for broad and meaningful impact. And actually listening to youth priorities and understanding their perspective means that businesses and governments can move forward in ways that engage youth and address real needs and opportunities.