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The Evidence is In: How Should Youth Employment Programs in Low-Income Countries Be Designed?

Wed, October 11, 2017
This paper outlines the economic development challenges that constrain youth’s transition into employment, and it parses the evidence on which programs and policies appear to speed that transition.

LEO Year 2 Learning Day Summary

Tue, May 26, 2015
Check out what LEO's research strands have learned to date!

Beyond Farmers and Micro-Entrepreneurs: Why Rural Wage Labor Matters

Tue, May 12, 2015
Join this extended online discussion to engage with expert practitioners and researchers on the topic of wage-work and labor market systems.

Beyond Farmers and Micro-Entrepreneurs: Why Rural Wage Labor Matters

Tue, April 21, 2015
In this webinar, lead author Bernd Mueller, a labor economist with FAO’s Decent Rural Employment team and consultant with LEO, will present key findings from his research with time for discussion and Q&A

Enhancing the Impact of Microfinance: Evidence from an Action Research Programme

Mon, April 6, 2015
What alternative approaches are required to help entrepreneurs in the informal economy? Read this report to take a look at the evidence.

Presentation: Wage Labor, Agriculture-Based Economies, and Pathways out of Poverty

Wed, March 25, 2015
This presentation outlines the findings of a report on the intersection of wage labor and pathways out of poverty in the context of agriculture-based economies.

Request for Concept Papers: Workforce Connections Learning Grants

Fri, December 5, 2014
Workforce Connections will issue 3-6 grants related in the following areas: systems thinking, labor market assessment tools, and soft skills.

Including Labor in our Systems View of Markets and Poverty

Tue, July 22, 2014
Labor markets—and the diversity and quality of jobs that are available—play a critically important role in the resilience of extremely poor households and their long-term pathway out of poverty.

Leveraging Apprenticeships to Reach and Benefit Vulnerable Youth: Lessons from STRIVE’s Afghan Secure Futures Program

Fri, January 17, 2014
This report draws from the experience of the Afghan Secure Futures (ASF) project to highlight several important technical considerations when leveraging apprenticeships to reach vulnerable youth.

FIELD Report No. 17: Skills for Jobs for Growth

Fri, November 8, 2013
The time has come to move beyond the traditional frames of reference that have historically dominated the discourse on employment.

Foras Factsheet

Tue, June 25, 2013
USAID/Iraq and FHI 360 have worked together to design Foras, a forward-looking, demand-driven program that offers a comprehensive approach to address the unemployment problem in Iraq.

What Will It Take To Transform African Agriculture 2013-2030? (Event Resources)

Wed, June 19, 2013
Browse resources from the latest MPEP seminar on transforming African agriculture.