Livelihoods

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. 

Why We’ve Integrated Health Screenings & Sex Ed into This Employability Training in Mexico

We were there to focus on job training, but young men and women were telling us stories of abusive relationships, early pregnancy, alcohol and drug abuse, and other high risk behaviors.

Young Women Taking Charge of their Futures

Gain insight into the realities of young women around the world and opportunities for continued progress.

3 Initiatives that Make Markets Work for Young Women

Inclusive market systems development can go a long way to helping achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal five: gender equality and empowering women and girls.

For This STEM Student in Kazakhstan, Clean Energy from the Moon Isn't Sci-Fi

To the layperson, using a laser to beam energy from the moon to earth sounds like science fiction.

How Two Young Kenyans Used Soccer to Gain a Foothold in the Construction Industry

With this knowledge and experience, this young man and woman have landed jobs in a growing sector.

Gender, Program Operations & Ping-Pong

IYF is grateful for their hard work for the benefit of the world's young men and women.