Employment Education

Using Mixed Livelihood Lessons for Better Programming

In our work in East Africa, we often see the need to support informal jobs, entrepreneurship, and access to finance. Read insights from The MasterCard Foundation's new report on mixed livelihoods and some key lessons for program design. 

Why We’ve Integrated Health Screenings & Sex Ed into This Employability Training in Mexico

We were there to focus on job training, but young men and women were telling us stories of abusive relationships, early pregnancy, alcohol and drug abuse, and other high risk behaviors.

How Two Young Kenyans Used Soccer to Gain a Foothold in the Construction Industry

With this knowledge and experience, this young man and woman have landed jobs in a growing sector.

Gender, Program Operations & Ping-Pong

IYF is grateful for their hard work for the benefit of the world's young men and women.

She’s the First Woman at This Vehicle Repair Company in Palestine

When this company hired 21-year-old Nouran, management recognized the need to invest in the practical amenities necessary to bring on women staff members and create a welcoming environment.

6 Steps to Initiating Bolder Youth-Driven Economic Growth in Africa

We know investing in youth livelihoods can produce long-term positive outcomes, but how do we make sustainable change in complex systems at scale and in a resource-constrained environment?

Sport for Kenyan Youth Employment

Learn about a unique initiative that combines soccer with life skills and in-demand technical training.

Life Skills Training Sets Young Woman Motor Mechanic Apart

Thumeka has always loved working on cars, and now she's making it her career.

She’s Challenging Limits to Women’s Career Growth in Morocco

Nazik El Yaalaoui knows that getting a job is one thing; moving up in the ranks is another.

How to Get Industrial Sector Employers to Hire More Women

To close the gender wage gap and promote women’s economic mobility, women need increased access to traditionally male-dominated jobs.