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.

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.