Livelihoods

Christian Science Monitor Features Rutas Initiative in Mexico

An IYF initiative in the country is reducing dropout rates and connecting young people to employment.

5 Ways to Advance Youth Economic Opportunities

The world urgently needs to invest in youth economic opportunities.

Advancing Youth-Inclusive Market Systems

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.

Our Young World

Young people are showing us the many ways they can contribute to their communities: they can lead, solve problems, make better lives for their families. But too many young people lack the opportunities, resources, role models, and basic chances they deserve. Watch an animation created in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.

New Website Highlights Promising Global Approaches for Youth Reconnection

What can youth-development practitioners, policymakers, and funders in the United States learn from global approaches to addressing youth disconnection?

(Re)Connecting Youth Learning Exchange Yields Valuable Insight

Disconnection is a feeling shared by young people in Tijuana and Baltimore. What is being done?

2017 Global Youth Wellbeing Index Provides a Call to Action

A recent article in the Diplomatic Courier highlights key data points from the 2017 Global Youth Wellbeing Index.

How to Understand & Advance Youth Wellbeing

The 2017 Global Youth Wellbeing Index is a diagnostic tool, listening device, investment guide, and benchmark for the SDGS—not a rating system.

The 2017 Global Youth Wellbeing Index Launches

As the global community continues its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Index provides a comprehensive picture of the disconnection that too many young people experience and acts as a guide for deepened investment.

Learning for Life: 2016 IYF Annual Report

What challenges do the world's youth face, how do they feel about the future, and who will play a role in helping them realize their potential?