Livelihoods

Secretary of State Clinton is Thinking Big: Calls on Global Leaders to be Champions for Today's Youth

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a highly significant speech in Tunisia on Saturday that focused on the historic role young people are playing to promote freedom, opportunity, and human...

Conference in Amman Inspires Hope in a Turbulent Region: A few reflections

This first day of the Youth@Work conference in Amman, Jordan, filled me with excitement and a real sense of hope. In the morning, the hall at the Grand Hyatt was packed with nearly 400 business, government, and NGO leaders from the...

A ‘How To’ Meeting in the Middle East Tackles the World’s Highest Rate of Youth Unemployment

This week, all eyes are on Amman, Jordan. Or at least, they should be. Today, one in four young people living in the Middle East and North Africa can’t find jobs. That’s the highest youth unemployment rate in the world...

USAID & IYF Provide Grants to Enhance Career Prospects for Palestinian Youth

The Youth Entrepreneurship Development Program, implemented by the International Youth Foundation in partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission to the...

Building Your Own Business? A New Curriculum Helps Young People Find Success

Micro and small businesses are enormously important, serving as engines of economic growth in communities across the globe. In developing African countries in particular, small start ups, when successful, can play a positive role in the day-to-day survival of those living at the bottom of the...

IYF Offers Practical Lessons on Alliance Building

Interested in some practical strategies around how to leverage resources and expertise to support youth development? Want to better understand the challenges and reward of building multi-sector partnerships in countries relatively new to such an approach? As part of its Latin America and...

U.S. Ambassador: Senegal’s Youth ‘Eager and Ready’

US Ambassador to Senegal Lewis A. Lukens and Senegal Minister of Education Kalidou Diallo today shared findings of a new study mapping the circumstances of the country’s youth and the state of its youth development programs....

New Initiative Launched to Improve Access to Jobs

Seeking to improve the transition from school to work among some of the country’s most vulnerable youth, the International Youth Foundation (IYF) has launched the Tanzania Youth Scholars initiative that aims to increase...

New Website Shares Resources and News About Youth Unemployment

Do you have questions about the best solutions to tackle youth unemployment? Do you want to find out more about what others are doing to build a better future for youth? Need to locate the next conference where practitioners are gathering to discuss this topic? The ...

Tanzania Youth Scholars

Launched in May 2011, Tanzania Youth Scholars (TYS) is a five-year initiative funded by USAID through the Youth:Work mechanism.Nearly 10 percent of Tanzanian youth are orphans or vulnerable children. These young people lack opportunities to gain the necessary education and job training for