Livelihoods

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.

A Duo Advancing Youth Development in Jordan

Meet two staff members from our Jordan office whose standout performance won them Employee Excellence Awards.

Problem-Solving Entrepreneur Employs Fellow Youth in Zimbabwe

This determined young self-starter is persevering in a country that is literally running out of money.

Reflections on a Post-Election Development Agenda

As we near Inauguration Day, I see three priorities for the development community in 2017 and beyond. 

6 Steps to Initiating Bolder Youth-Driven Economic Growth in Africa

We know investing in youth livelihoods can produce long-term positive outcomes, but how do we make sustainable change in complex systems at scale and in a resource-constrained environment?

The Woman Supporting Thousands of Young Entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe

From our conversation, it’s clear Chiromo is accustomed to navigating the ups and downs of her country’s economy.