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To Reach the SDGs, the World Needs a Multi-Generational Alliance

The participants in the Global Youth Forum at the World Bank made me more optimistic about our chances for success in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.

4 Ways to Drive Youth Economic Opportunities in Indonesia

For me, getting the numbers right—particularly when they are measuring young people’s wellbeing—is critically important to how we shape meaningful youth development programs and strategies. Unfortunately, statistics around youth employment, perhaps the most significant indicator of whether a young person will lead a productive and successful life, may not paint an accurate or complete picture.

Yes, I’m Optimistic About Palestinian Youth

What always amazes me when I’m there is the remarkable resilience and stubborn sense of hope that so many young Palestinians share.

Why We Must Prioritize Women’s Economic Opportunities

Our collective efforts have yet to open fully the doors of opportunity to millions of young women who every day seek the dignity and independence that comes only with a decent and stable job.