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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...

Young Entrepreneur in Indonesia Does Good to Do Good Business

I am talking human resources with Deddy Dermawanto in the young business owner’s office in Bekasi, a densely populated suburb of Jakarta. In here, away from the city’s noise and traffic, the walls are covered in certificates; a few awards stand on a shelf in the corner. Deddy, a successful past participant in IYF’s Young Entrepreneurs Start-Up (YES) initiative, points out a few.

3 Lessons for Fostering the Growth of Young Women Entrepreneurs

At first glance, exceptional data can often appear quite ordinary. For example, in 2015, slightly more young women than men applied to our national YouthActionNet® institute in Mexico, Premio UVM para el Desarrollo Social.

How This Young Entrepreneur Revived Her Family Business

When she was a young girl, Pratibha Shrivastav and her family moved to Delhi from their home in rural India. Living in the city gave her the opportunity to become the first member of her family to graduate from secondary school, but it took a toll on the family's source of income, her father's leather crafting business.