Employment Education

The Value of Lifelong Learning in Africa

What does it mean to invest in the youth of Africa, and what role does lifelong learning play?

Youth & the Future of Work

Innovations in Youth Employment: Insights from the NEO Initiative examined how to align youth, school, training, and employer needs to connect youth with opportunities and bridge the skills gap.

STEM, Life Skills & Fear of Failure in Kazakhstan

Why didn't Alibek and his team give up when the first, second, and third prototypes failed?

S4YE Explores New Frontiers in Youth Employment

S4YE is based on the belief that partnerships can make positive change.

NEO: Preparando a los jóvenes para el futuro

In Latin America and the Caribbean, young people trying to choose a path that’s right for them, especially youth from low-income families, find themselves with too many questions and not enough answers or guidance. Learn how NEO is aligning employer, school, training, and youth needs.

NEO: Preparing Youth for the Future

In Latin America and the Caribbean, young people trying to choose a path that’s right for them, especially youth from low-income families, find themselves with too many questions and not enough answers or guidance. Learn how NEO is aligning employer, school, training, and youth needs.

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.