Livelihoods

4 Methods for Addressing Rural Youth Needs Holistically

What if real progress lies, not in top-down, one-size-fits-all solutions, but in incremental, grassroots-driven change?

Elevate Rural America by Investing in Young People

A new video introduces the challenges of young people in rural Texas and how one initiative has worked to change things for the better.

Messages from Rural America

Growing up in rural America isn’t easy, and the needs of rural communities and the young people who call them home often go overlooked. At a recent learning event ...

Creating a Stable, Prosperous World Will be an Inclusive (and Messy) Process

Romina Bandura of CSIS highlights the linkages between SDGs 8 and 16, the need for partnerships, and the importance of inclusivity.

IYF Convenes Experts to Explore the Tricky Dynamic Between Social Norms & Women’s Employment

There’s a growing effort to promote young women’s employment by changing social norms, but it’s a difficult undertaking.

Don't Neglect the Orphan Cohort

In 20 years pushing for greater investment in youth development, I’ve come to see young people as an orphan cohort.

5 Steps to Designing an Effective Youth Employment Portal

In the age of LinkedIn, you might think it’s straightforward enough for employers to find the talent they need.

The Truth About Women in the Digital Workforce

What does an increasingly digital labor landscape really look like for youth, particularly young women?

3 Keys to Fostering Youth Skills Development in Tanzania

Safe spaces are critical for youth economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and access to health and human services.

What’s Love Got to Do with Youth Development?

The ideas can sound unrelated or antithetical, but could a greater emphasis on love be what’s missing from youth development and employability efforts?