Livelihoods

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.

IYF & Microsoft Track Progress Being Made to Address Youth Unemployment

As world business and civic leaders converge in New York this week to attend the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Microsoft jointly released Global Youth...

Reaffirming the Commitment to Empower Mexico’s Young People

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Youth Foundation (IYF) today reaffirmed their joint commitment to address the needs and aspirations of young people in Ciudad Juárez and Tijuana through a forum, entitled Building a Community...

Meeting Goals to End Extreme Poverty Is Possible, But Only When We Focus on Jobs, Jobs & Jobs

Eradicating extreme poverty across the globe is a very hot topic these days. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim recently declared that reaching that goal by 2030 is "within our grasp." US President Obama also took up...

Improving Job Prospects for Tunisian Youth

IYF and Tunisian Ministry of Employment Sign Joint Agreement

The International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the Tunisian Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that lays the groundwork for close multi-sector cooperation to...

The Path to a Brighter Future? Expand Opportunities for Today’s Young

“Driving Impact Today for a Brighter Tomorrow” is a theme that could animate many a social cause these days -- locally or globally. It certainly is in accord with our work at the International Youth Foundation  (IYF) and other youth-serving organizations around the world who adhere to the “positive youth development” school of thought.

A Discussion on Global Youth Issues with Zeenat Rahman

Nicole Goldin, the director of the Youth, Prosperity and Security Initiative for the Project on Prosperity and Development, discusses global youth issues with Zeenat Rahman, the Secretary of State's Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues.

A Young Entrepreneur in India Designs Her Own Future

Maya, age 23, had always dreamed of having a job and supporting her family after she completed her education. But she was forced to quit her studies early due to her parents’ financial hardships. Even though she had no experience in the job market, she got a job working at a cloth export company...