2022
S4YE

This knowledge brief highlights the relevance and challenges of business incubation services for youth in rural areas. It showcases learnings from several projects implemented by the World Bank and GIZ and provides examples of design elements of business incubation services for youth in rural areas. These include 1) creating a network-based ecosystem for rural incubation, 2) promoting on-site incubation as opposed to co-working space, 3) guaranteeing access to markets by involving the private sector, 4) Screening entrepreneurs, 5) combining different types of financial sustainability models based on local conditions, and 6) promotion of pro-women incubation to address the "triple burden" faced by young women in rural areas.

Africa
Knowledge Brief
2022
IFC

This report examines the growing potential of India’s AI-led software as a service (SaaS) start-ups and analyzes the role that the country, which is already a leader in the global software ecosystem, can play in an AI-led future.

Global
Report
2022
SIDA

This brief takes a closer look at the relationship between trade, employment and poverty reduction. Rather than being comprehensive on all aspects, it aims to give an evidence-based overview of some circumstances under which trade can lead to employment generation and poverty reduction that is relevant to Sida and its partners.

Global
Knowledge Brief
2021
All4YOUth

These guidelines provide information, guidance and tips on organizing and managing virtual internships. They focus on those aspects of an internship that are particularly important for internships conducted entirely virtually, and these where all activities and interactions are performed remotely.

Global
2021
IBM, OECD

In partnership with IBM, the OECD recently conducted a social media poll, asking young people how well prepared they feel about joining the world of work, how confident they are about their future paths, and what concerns them about education and jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, the OECD and IBM discuss insights from the poll and why career guidance and real-world work experiences are more important for young people than ever.

Global
Multimedia
2021
UK Government

This white paper sets out reforms to further education, recognising that the UK economy is changing rapidly. The pandemic, Brexit, climate change, the expected growth of jobs requiring STEM education or training had collectively snowballed into a skills shortage in recent years – young people did not have the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed in the current and future economy.

Europe and Central Asia
Report
2021
JA Africa

This study looks at markets across four key areas to provide a dual perspective from both youth and employers regarding sectoral opportunities and challenges, qualifying the skills gap, bridging the gap, and the impact of COVID-19 on the labor market.

Africa
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

This report takes stock of the market for impact investing and examines the conditions that would allow the market to grow and realize its potential. Although still small, the market is attracting considerable interest, and it has the potential to increase in scale, and thereby contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate goals.

Global
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

This diagnostic identifies opportunities to stimulate sustainable economic growth and development by harnessing the power of the private sector in Angola.

Africa
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

This diagnostic investigates whether opportunities exist for the private sector to contribute more substantially to Burkina Faso’s development.

Africa
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The purpose of this diagnostic is to support Ethiopia’s transition to a private sector-driven growth model that advances the country’s development objectives and, in particular, delivers the necessary jobs. 

Africa
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

This diagnostic sheds light on how the private sector can more effectively contribute to advancing Kenya’s developmental goals. Applying a sectoral lens, it puts forward operational recommendations highlighting strategic entry points for diversification and growth and addresses key constraints to private sector engagement.

Africa
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Country Private Sector Diagnostics (CPSDs) are jointly produced by IFC and the World Bank. They are a tool introduced to enable IFC and the World Bank to more systematically identify opportunities to help create or expand markets and private sector investment in developing countries.

Middle East and North Africa
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The purpose of this report is to assess opportunities and constraints holding back private sector growth in Nepal. It conducts a diagnostic of the main cross-cutting constraints to private sector competitiveness and growth through data analysis, synthesis of existing research, and stakeholder consultations.

South Asia
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

By assessing the landscape of private sector investment in the country, this diagnostic identifies specific constraints to private sector investment and productivity growth, concrete opportunities that could materialize in the short term, and the reforms that will enable this materialization.

Africa
Report
2019
World Bank

Doing Business 2019 is the 16th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulation and the protection of property rights that are comparable across 190 economies.

Global
Report
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

This study draws on academic research and IFC’s experience with the private sector in FCS to derive lessons on how to engage with the private sector to foster growth, job creation, and stability.

Global
Report
2019
World Bank

In this video, Sara Enright, Project Director for the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition and Associate Director at Business for Social Responsibility, explains impact sourcing and how it helps the most vulnerable groups. The Global Impact Coalition is a partner of Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE).

Global
Multimedia
2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

This paper offers practical and relevant insights, including case studies capturing the journey of setting up private sector initiatives with refugee populations. It looks at their progress to date and key takeaways.

Global
Report
2019
Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC)

Published by BSR and the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC), this toolkit identifies a range of good practices, case examples, and resources to guide companies on how to employ, empower, and improve the advancement prospects of those living in poverty. Through literature review and drawing on the extensive knowledge and good practices of GISC member companies around the globe, the report highlights key areas in which companies can create pathways out of poverty through employment.

Global
Toolkit