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3 Strategies for Addressing the Skills Mismatch in Latin America

An IYF webinar offers strategies currently being implemented in the region to address the gap between employer needs and youth competencies.

Why Life Skills Matter on Kenya’s Construction Sites

One initiative is preparing local young men and women with the full skill set that meets employer needs and can propel them to success.

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.