Livelihoods

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.

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.