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Conference Urges Scaling Up of Life Skills Programs to Equip Youth for Employment

Priority placed on aligning education systems to address the labor market’s needs

With one in five employers, according to a recent global survey, citing soft skills as a critical—and missing— asset among new entrants to the labor force, the question is not whether to...

Dakar Conference Promotes Youth Opportunities in Africa

More than 200 government, business, civil society, and youth leaders from across Africa convened this past week to discuss evidence-based solutions to the youth unemployment crisis in Africa that has left 40 million young people without jobs and sparked growing concern and calls for action...

IYF Co-Hosts Symposium on Role of Civil Society in Egypt

Responding to the fast-moving political situation in Egypt, the Brookings Institution, Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM) [a leading  Egyptian youth-led NGO], and the International Youth Foundation (IYF), hosted a...

IYF Releases Evaluation of Youth Employment Initiative

Some 319 partners, nearly half from the private sector, helped expand education and employability opportunities for 30,000 young people in Egypt, Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan, and the Philippines, according to an...