Livelihoods

Championing the Empowerment of Young Women, on International Youth Day & Beyond

I was thrilled to receive a book signing invitation recently from a long-time friend, colleague, and champion of women's empowerment issues, Ritu Sharma. Her newly published book, Teach a Woman...

Providing Solutions

Today's youth face unprecedented obstacles on the path to earning a livelihood and becoming productive, engaged citizens. IYF breaks down those barriers. We produced this video as part of our 2013 annual report.

Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship for Job Creation & Growth in Africa

What are the keys to ensuring young entrepreneurs in Africa gain the skills and access to financing they need to succeed? How can youth-led businesses stimulate much-needed job creation? These were among the questions explored during a recent conference convened by the International Youth...

Measuring the Wellbeing of Young People: A Real Step Forward

"You can't manage what you can't measure," says the CEO of Hilton Worldwide, Chris Nassetta. And he should know. His company is a leader in the travel and hospitality industry—the world's largest employer. Over the next decade, the hospitality sector...

Index Finds Majority of World's Youth Face Challenges to their Wellbeing

Today the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), with support from Hilton WorldWide, released...

Who Inspires You on International Women's Day?

This year's theme for International Women's Day, "Inspiring Change," prompted me to rethink what truly inspires me about the young change makers I've met over the years. Initially I think of the social...

Renewing Investments in Ugandan Youth

Building on a successful first phase, the International Youth Foundation (IYF), in partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Restless Development, has launched a second round of internships in Uganda to improve job prospects for the country’s university and college graduates.

Saudi Business Leaders Putting Their Focus on Corporate Social Responsibility

Consortium led by King Khalid Foundation, Hilton Worldwide KSA, and International Youth Foundation Highlighted at Conference 

Business leaders attending the three-day CSR Saudi Arabia 2013 Conference in...

Entrepreneurship for All: A New Approach to Youth Development

The hot new topic at global economic conferences that I've attended recently — including events at the Aspen Institute, Youth Business International, the World Economic Forum, and the Clinton Global Initiative — is the urgent need to expand...

Young Entrepreneurs Initiative in India

Maya broke with expectations and went to school, and now she is a successful small business owner.Each year, as many as 12 million young people in India enter the labor market seeking jobs.