Livelihoods

The World Needs More Investments in Youth Economic Opportunity

We need more data about investments in youth economic opportunity and a better understanding of its value.

Young People Tell Us How They Are Fighting Poverty & Driving Sustainability

On International Youth Day, the world's young people share their ideas and solutions for pressing global challenges.

What Wasn’t Said at the White House Global Development Summit

While I join the administration and Summit participants in applauding all that has been accomplished in the last seven and a half years, I believe the event was missing discussions of two key realities.

How We're Making a New Connection to Baltimore Youth

The energy was palpable from the minute I stepped into a classroom at Booker T. Washington Middle School for the Arts in Baltimore’s Madison Park neighborhood.

How to Prepare an Emerging Generation for a New World of Work

A billion young people will enter the job market over the next decade, as the world continues to witness rapid technological change. How do we engage youth and equip them with future-proof skills?

6 Reasons to Invest in Youth Skills

Youth unemployment affects everyone, everywhere. In the end, skills development benefits us all.

Youth Think Tank: By Youth, for Youth

The MasterCard Foundation's Youth Think Tank engages young researchers to better understand the challenges their peers face in skills training, securing employment, starting and growing businesses, and transitioning into the labor market. 

7 Lessons for Working with Orphans & Vulnerable Children

Orphans and vulnerable children have unique needs and challenges overall, and particularly as they strive to continue their education and join the workforce. 

What a High School Diploma Means in Mexico

The economic and emotional value of a high school diploma cannot be undersold.

Rethinking Priorities, Reimagining Possibilities: 2015 IYF Annual Report

"Rethinking Priorities, Reimagining Possibilities" examines how we can ensure that the largest youth generation the world has ever known has what it takes to succeed in our rapidly transforming world.