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The Future of Youth Education in Post-Conflict Colombia

Sergio Fajardo Valderrama, former Mayor of Medellín, discusses the challenges and opportunities surrounding youth development in Colombia. 

How to Get Industrial Sector Employers to Hire More Women

To close the gender wage gap and promote women’s economic mobility, women need increased access to traditionally male-dominated jobs.

Connecting Employers & Young Job Seekers in Algeria

“Perseverance is the key to job success,” says Maya, a professional matchmaker of sorts who connects young Algerian job seekers to businesses seeking qualified entry-level employees.

Soft Skills, Hard Work, and Cake

A few months ago, when IYF’s job placement team in Morocco secured a position for the 900th young person, they celebrated with a cake, a small Alice in Wonderland-style gâteau with the number 900 written on the top. Then, two weeks later, they found jobs for another 100 young people. So, what to do—buy another cake?