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The USAID-Foras Jobs Portal

April 16, 2014
The USAID-Foras project is helping Iraqi businesses make smarter hiring choices through the Foras Jobs Portal.

New Microinsurance Paper on Using Subsidies for Inclusive Insurance

March 25, 2014
Insurance can contribute to a number of public policy objectives, including improving access to health care, increasing food security, and coping with climate change. There is therefore a public policy rationale to invest in the development of efficient insurance markets that provide equitable access to low-income households.

Celebrating International Women's Day 2014

March 7, 2014
In honor of International Women's Day, and in recognition that gender is one of our largest cross-cutting issues, we're highlighting the most important tools, guidance, and other resources in moving gender equality forward across multiple sectors.

Lessons Learned from Innovations in Youth Microfranchising

October 10, 2013
On September 10, an incredibly honest and substantive breakout session on empowering adolescent girls through microfranchising was led by Barri Shorey of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Owen Ozier from the World Bank and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) during Day One of Making Cents’ 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference in Washington, DC.

Making Cents Conference 2013: Are life skills for youth worth the investment?

October 9, 2013
At the 2013 Making Cents: Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference during the session titled, “Life Skills and Youth Economic Outcomes: Where’s the Proof?” Daniel Oliver, Director of Learning and Evaluation at the International Youth Foundation, posed the central question: “Many of us think life skills are important, but are they worth the investment?