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Promoting Inclusive Growth

October 24, 2014
The Independent Evaluation Group describes lessons on how well the World Bank Group is promoting inclusive growth, in particular for private sector development.

Strategies to Overcome Skill Shortages

November 3, 2014
Blog post by Elebthel Gebrehiwot, FIELD-Support intern, FHI 360 According to the World Economic Forum, in Tunisia, 40% of university graduates are unemployed compared to 24% of non-graduates. This suggests that youth graduating from university are lacking “21st century workplace skills,” such as digital literacy, inventive thinking, and effective communication. Many other countries are facing a similar problem. So how do we bridge the gap between unemployed or under employed youth, new job opportunities, and the right skill sets?

Key takeaways on payment systems and behavior change from Jennefer Sebstad, ACDI/VOCA

July 28, 2011
Jennefer Sebstad provides key takeaways from her presentation at USAID Breakfast Seminar #61, "Behavior Change Perspectives on Gender and Value Chain Development." Jennefer Sebstad, an independent consultant working with ACDI/VOCA, has over 30 years of work experience as a researcher, evaluator, program designer, and donor in the areas of microfinance and enterprise development in developing countries with an emphasis on women, young people, and vulnerable groups.  

Key takeways on behavior change and gender from Cristina Manfre of ACDI/VOCA

July 28, 2011
Cristina Manfre provides key takeaways from her presentation at USAID Breakfast Seminar #61, "Behavior Change Perspectives on Gender and Value Chain Development." Manfre is a gender and development specialist with extensive experience working in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. She is currently a consultant to Cultural Practice, LLC, and is also involved in a project to apply a behavior change perspective to address gender issues in agricultural value chains for ACDI/VOCA.