Our 2017 Highlights

2017 highlights

Thank you for working with us to advance the social and economic well-being of youth and adults around the world! Together we’ve achieved a lot in 2017.

Our 2017 Highlights

Launching the Positive Youth Development Measurement (PYD) Toolkit to measure PYD outcomes and improve program performance over time, developed under USAID’s YouthPower Learning project.

Creating a program design guide for USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, also developed under YouthPower Learning, aimed at improving integration of youth in agriculture programming.

Designing an interactive Demand-Driven Training for Youth Employment Toolkit, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, which can help you build an effective demand-driven training program for youth.

Working with Chemonics on USAID’s MARKETS II project (2012-2017) for which we designed and delivered the tools and methodologies that continue to provide critical skills and knowledge to smallholder farmers throughout Nigeria.

Supporting USAID’s response to the crisis in Syria by building the organizational capacity of the key local implementing partner through the Syria Essential Services II project, led by Blumont.

Helping financial institutions in Lebanon and Jordan to improve the livelihoods of Syrian refugees by understanding the demand for credit among refugees and by developing appropriate financial products for them.

Designing and implementing a highly successful entrepreneurial skills training program pilot for at-risk youth in Guyana in partnership with YouthBuild International.

Working with DAI under USAID’s Competitiveness, Trade and Jobs (CTJ) project in Central Asia to support youth in their transition from school to work and help them build fulfilling careers.

Building youths’ foundational, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship skills in Uganda and Tanzania under Heifer International’s East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP), funded by the Mastercard Foundation.

And last but not least, convening more than 500 leading stakeholders from 57 countries at our 11th annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit to connect, exchange, and collaborate around The Future of Work: Youth Economic Opportunities in a Changing World Summit theme. We will continue to explore this and other important issues at our next year’s Summit in Washington, DC on September 25–27, 2018. Come and join us!

Thank you for working with us in 2017. We look forward to continuing on this road to global social and economic well-being together—in 2018 and beyond.