While knowledge is growing and solutions exist, too little dialogue is taking place between nations on how best to connect youth to supportive mentors and institutions.
One resolution to the problem of youth financial inclusion in East Africa lies in slowly changing youth’s and banks’ perceptions of self-employment and loans.
A new whiteboard animation describes IYF's approach to youth development, including an emphasis on future-proof skills.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 70 percent of youth have jobs but earn less than $2 a day.
We had always planned to offer entrepreneurship toolkits, but along the way we learned valuable lessons about how best to provide them.
Strong new evidence underscores the necessity of increasing investment in youth economic opportunity. The recently released International Labour Organization (ILO) World Employment and Social Outlook for Youth 2016 report shows youth unemployment on the rise. According to the ILO, a lower than expected global growth rate, the lowest in developing countries in more than a decade, will leave an addition half million young people unemployed. The report points out that at least four United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be reached much more easily if young people are employed in stable jobs.
For young people around the world, the term 'sustainability' doesn't just apply to the environment.
Despite a higher earning and promotion potential in industrial sectors, women aren't accessing these jobs. How do we get more women enrolled?
While Saudi women make up only 13 percent of the nation’s workforce, their numbers are growing.
Hilton Worldwide President and CEO Christopher J. Nassetta examines the need to align skills training to market need, ensure greater investment in youth economic opportunities, and see expanded cross-sector collaboration.