Livelihoods

NEO: Preparing Youth for the Future

In Latin America and the Caribbean, young people trying to choose a path that’s right for them, especially youth from low-income families, find themselves with too many questions and not enough answers or guidance. Learn how NEO is aligning employer, school, training, and youth needs.

3 Strategies for Addressing the Skills Mismatch in Latin America

An IYF webinar offers strategies currently being implemented in the region to address the gap between employer needs and youth competencies.

She’s Training Women & Youth to Build Climate Resilient Communities

As a Tibetan refugee in northern Nepal, Tsechu has witnessed firsthand the impact of changing weather patterns and rapid deglaciation on high altitude villages.

3 Strategies for Promoting Entrepreneurship in the Middle East & North Africa

Entrepreneurial initiatives can facilitate job creation, inclusive economic growth, and achievement of the SDGs in the Middle East and North Africa.

Zimbabwe’s Young People Are Keeping the Economy Afloat

Youth are risk takers. They offer the world fresh perspectives to complex problems, yet the world rarely talks about them this way. Those of us working to support economic development and youth’s role in the economy as they transition to productive adulthoods often see this narrative missing...

3 Lessons for Empowering Women

 Learn three practical pieces of advice from Madeleine Albright, Zainab Salbi, and Helene D. Gayle.

Youth Population, Employment & Perceptions on Work

Today, just looking at population statistics makes it clear that prioritizing investment in the world's young people bears incredible potential for broad and meaningful impact. And actually listening to youth priorities and understanding their perspective means that businesses and governments can move forward in ways that engage youth and address real needs and opportunities.

One Way to Move Closer to Gender Equality in Palestine

Gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa labor market has been a struggle for years, and Palestine in particular has seen some of the lowest rates of women’s participation in the region.

We Can’t Wait More Than a Century for Gender Equality

Gender equality “takes all parts of the equation moving,” says expert Dr. Margo Thomas.

Using Mixed Livelihood Lessons for Better Programming

In our work in East Africa, we often see the need to support informal jobs, entrepreneurship, and access to finance. Read insights from The MasterCard Foundation's new report on mixed livelihoods and some key lessons for program design.