Livelihoods

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...

TYS Scholarship Recipient Excels in Secondary School

In Tanzania, sixteen-year-old Fauzia remembers her mother telling her when she was young that her father had passed away when she was a baby...

Want to Be Hip? Solve the Global Youth Unemployment Problem

I can’t remember the last time someone used the word "cool" to describe me, or what I do.  Obviously it doesn’t happen very often. But just the other day, I participated in a roundtable discussion,...

Global Leaders Seek Solutions to Youth Joblessness at World Economic Forum

Solving the unemployment crisis—particularly for the world’s young people—was a key topic of discussion at the 2013 World Economic Forum, as government, business, and civil society leaders came together to discuss how to jumpstart the global economy. At a time when more than 75 million young...