The report explores how entrepreneurship support organizations (ESOs) and other stakeholders can help youth move (refugees and other migrants and displaced youth) fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams and ambitions —creating decent work, driving inclusive economic growth, strengthening communities, and transforming prospects and livelihoods.
The blog highlights the World Bank's strategy aims at creating economic opportunities for MENA’s youth by opening-up business environments for young entrepreneurs to compete in free and fair markets for the provision of goods and services.
The Rapid Response and Recovery Program was launched by YBI offering COVID-19 focused services in 65 countries to support entrepreneurs across the globe to deal with the unique challenges presented by the pandemic and accompanying lockdowns and social distancing measures. The report highlights what has been implemented to date and pulls together learning and recommendations for best practice in response and recovery in 2021.
This manual guides business development practitioners, the donor community, and other developmental experts wishing to implement an intervention to support and strengthen women growth-oriented entrepreneurs. It is specifically geared to practitioners wishing to improve their understanding of challenges specific to women entrepreneurs and practical ways of addressing these.
Using data collected from microenterprises in Gaborone, Botswana, this paper finds that women who cross over into male dominated sectors make higher profits and grow larger firms in terms of number of employees compared to women who operate businesses in female-concentrated sectors.
This report presents a desk review of the financing gap, constraints and policies related to the MSME financing in Bangladesh. It aims to provide relevant policy recommendations thereby presenting an opportunity to address these financing challenges.
This is a stocktake summarizing evidence on “what works” in youth employment programs on both the supply and demand side. This paper is based on an extensive desk literature review and analyzes the major meta-analysis and literature reviews on both the labor demand side and labor supply.
This guide aims to provide general guidance to project managers and project teams on the design and implementation of integrated, cross-sectoral youth employment programs. Governments and development institutions too often implement activities and programs that target either the supply side or the demand side of the labor market without coordination or an explicit intent to create linkages that will maximize the impact of their interventions and improve job opportunities for youth.
This guide provides evidence-based operational principles for teams working on women’s entrepreneurship, including resources to build the business case for supporting women-owned businesses and start-ups; to develop a framework for support programs for women-owned businesses, and to share insights from case studies and results.
This report outlines a framework for the soft skills young entrepreneurs need now and in the future to better navigate the challenges of a rapidly changing job market. This research report literature review and interviews with expert, youth-focused organizations around the world.
Mentoring is often an essential part of the support package that organizations provide to entrepreneurs and is a vital ingredient in their success. This report explores young people's business start-ups and development and identifies successes and failures and innovative approaches used in mentoring young entrepreneurs.
This handbook shares best practices and experiences for the benefit of youth entrepreneurship practitioners, covering a range of areas: Outreach and Entrepreneur Selection, Training, Mentoring, Access to Finance, Access to Markets & Business Support and Aftercare Services.
This paper presents findings on the utility of Entrepreneurial Mindset Index (EMI) - a tool to measure attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs associated with being an entrepreneur - highlighting its potential as an innovative and effective assessment tool in the entrepreneurship education landscape.
This report reviews experiences and success factors in scaling entrepreneurship programs and provides case studies of models for replication together with a scaling framework. This report provides a set of recommendations covering key approaches to scale, including Buiding strategic alliances, Harnessing digital solutions, Diversifying business models & Promoting innovation and impact.
This report presents lessons learned from various models that public and private sector programs use to stimulate the growth of agro-processing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through linkages to larger firms in developing countries.
This brief discusses ways in which youth employment programs can apply the social enterprise approach in their operations. It outlines where social enterprises fit in the landscape of youth employment, characteristics that make the model suitable, the types of social enterprises that can function as youth employment programs, and an example of the social enterprise approach in action from Digital Divide Data’s (DDD) impact sourcing work in Cambodia, Laos, and Kenya.
This brief aims to serve as basic guidance on developing and designing a social entrepreneurship program to combat youth employment challenges.
GCYE has developed a framework for qualifying young entrepreneurs and a digital platform for demonstrating entrepreneurial capability. This framework and platform are ecosystem-based, enabling youth to showcase their potential to those whose know-how, access, and resources they need to build their ventures and advance their careers.
The handbook provides youth with detailed guidelines on how to conduct entrepreneurial skills, including business relationships, marketing, and accounting skills to help them set up their businesses.
This review synthesizes primary and secondary historical data, to summarize the state of art in agricultural entrepreneurship education programs for rural youth around the world.