Livelihoods

IYF Spotlights Opportunity Divide among the World's Young People:

New Paper, commissioned by Microsoft, outlines actions to better prepare youth entering the 21st century workforce

Today the International Youth Foundation (IYF) released,...

New Guide Helps Assess Quality & Impact of Youth Livelihood Initiatives

The need to provide young people with jobs and economic opportunity has moved to the forefront of today’s global development agenda. Yet because not enough youth livelihood programs have been carefully evaluated, it is difficult to identify the most promising initiatives that could be replicated...

Solutions to Youth Unemployment Crisis in the Middle East

More than 400 representatives of public, private, and civil society organizations - and youth - from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) participated in the Youth@Work: Partnerships for Skills Development...

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....