Livelihoods

In Mozambique, A Former Basketball Star Takes Aim at Youth Unemployment

Ilídio Caifaz, IYF’s Country Director in Mozambique, is charged with bringing about change.

3 Ways to Increase Youth Apprenticeships in the United States

Not to be relegated as a thing of the past, apprenticeships represent a critical opportunity for the United States to fill its middle skills jobs gap.

The Story of Thumeka

Why did Thumeka choose motor mechanics? “I just love everything about it,” says the 20-year-old graduate of the College of Cape Town.

Bringing Global Lessons to the United States’ Opportunity Youth

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.

2 Sides of Improving Access to Finance for Entrepreneurs in Tanzania & Mozambique

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.

3 Priorities for Successful Positive Youth Development

A new whiteboard animation describes IYF's approach to youth development, including an emphasis on future-proof skills.

5 Ways to Drive Youth-Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa

In Sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 70 percent of youth have jobs but earn less than $2 a day.

What We Learned about Supporting Young Entrepreneurs in Tanzania

We had always planned to offer entrepreneurship toolkits, but along the way we learned valuable lessons about how best to provide them.

We Can’t Reach These 4 SDGs without Livelihoods for Youth

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.

What Does Sustainability Mean to the World's Young People?

For young people around the world, the term 'sustainability' doesn't just apply to the environment.