Livelihoods

Ensuring Arab Youth Have a Stake in the Future: A Call to Action

"You don't have to choose between launching innovative or traditional business start-ups," one promising entrepreneur from Jordan recently argued. "In our culture, we can do both at the same time."

How Investments in Vietnamese Youth Paid Off

Vietnam’s youth have a better chance of being employed than many of their regional peers, with comparatively greater numbers of youth in school, jobs, or training. These are among the findings of a new study by IYF, CSIS, and Hilton Worldwide.

Bridging the Hope Gap: Why Life Skills Matter

People ask me all the time, how do today’s young people, especially those living in the most chaotic and violent regions of the world, find the strength to overcome the enormous challenges and disappointments in their lives? How do they regain their balance, build up their confidence, and imagine a brighter future?

Where You Start in Life Does Not Determine Your Future

In this video interview, Reeta Roy, President & CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, shares why investing in Africa’s youth is so critical—and her hopes for 2015.

A Great Recipe for Positive Social Change: Mix One Young Entrepreneur With a Team of Volunteers

I recently returned from Lima, Peru, where I had the privilege to meet with 20 young social entrepreneurs who had traveled from around the globe to take part in a week-long leadership retreat. 

Global Youth Wellbeing Index Google Hangout

Meet the principal author of the Global Youth Wellbeing Index and hear from social entrepreneurs all over Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

When Getting to Work is a Bigger Challenge than Finding a Job

Policymakers in Jordan consider the policy implications of a new IYF study identifying transportation as key obstacle impacting youth employability.

Jobs for Youth: A Winning Strategy to End Global Poverty

I'm pleased to share this byline with Dr. Arup Banerji, Senior Director for Social Protection and Labor at the World Bank Group, as we announce this week's launch of the Solutions for Youth Employment coalition. We believe this new alliance can help millions more young men and women find success in the workplace and go on to lead full, productive lives. Here's why.

Providing Pathways to Career Education in Mexico’s Secondary Schools

The International Youth Foundation (IYF) is pleased to announce the launch of Rutas (Routes), a program designed to forge a link between the public education system and the local private sector in three states along Mexico´s northern border. Supported by the...

Getting to Work: Transportation Challenges Facing Youth in Jordan

We're dedicating to identifying and removing barriers to youth success, and this animated video shows just how challenging one issue—transportation—can be in Jordan.