The world urgently needs to invest in youth economic opportunities.
Around the world, young people striving to earn an income and provide for themselves and their families face barriers to success that simply don’t exist for older generations.
Luisa Bonin, 27, grew up seeing the struggles and potential of small businesses firsthand and has taken action to help more of them succeed.
Zimbabwe:Works is preparing young people to seize opportunities and succeed in self-employment and formal work.
In Zimbabwe, young people can't rely solely academic qualifications. Country-wide economic hardships have forced many youth to be innovative and venture into the informal economy, or rely on luck to earn an income. Watch how Nicolai and Rudo used the resources of the Zimbabwe:Works initiative to create success.
Through Zimbabwe:Works, Christine learned critical life skills and practical work training, and had the opportunity to get a loan to expand her business. Watch how this initiative is creating new opportunities for youth in Zimbabwe.
Christine Mhasvi has come a very long way.
Entrepreneurial initiatives can facilitate job creation, inclusive economic growth, and achievement of the SDGs in the Middle East and North Africa.
These young women in Kazakhstan are on a path of lifelong learning.
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...