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Pictured above, from left: Sherry Youssef (Senior Advisor, Making Cents International), Ayat Soliman (Practice Manager for Social, Urban, and Rural Resilience, MENA Region, World Bank), Adam Grunewald (Founder and CEO, Lynk Jobs Ltd.), and Dr. Shanthi Nataraj (Associat...

The role of international development practitioners can often be compared to that of a traditional match maker: helping to identify complementary strengths and needs to foster a successful relationship.  At Making Cents, we believe the key to unlocking the potential fo...

What does it mean to ‘enterprise your household’? For 420,000 households in Kebbi, Sokoto, and the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria, it means learning how to be flexible, proactive, aware, and resilient.

Under the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project, Making...

While working with Catholic Relief Services on USAID’s Feed the Future project in the Kebbi, Sokoto, and FCT states in Nigeria, Making Cents seized the opportunity to apply its user-centered process for curriculum development and training delivery. The process integrat...

Syrian refugees are often described in general terms as impoverished masses, dependent on aid and struggling to survive in their countries of refuge. Armin Awad, UNCHR’s Director of the Middle East and North Africa Bureau, recently reported, “Syrian refugees in Lebanon...

Learn how Positive Youth Development sets the stage for future economic success from Making Cents’ Vice President of Technical Services, Dr. Christy Olenik. The blog was published by Pyxera Global ahead of their 2017 Global Engagement Forum in April, and can be found...

 

Read the blog by Making Cents’ President Tim Nourse on the future of work for youth and on our exciting partnership with PYXERA Global in 2017!

Pyxera Global works to leverage the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational i...

The challenge of youth unemployment continues to garner headlines. Recently, the New York Times described the demographic challenge as, “The World Has a Problem: Too Many Young People.”[1] These headlines have galvanized interest in youth and led governments and donors...

A decade ago, I organized the first-ever global convening with the singular focus on how to increase the scale and sustainability of the youth economic opportunities sector. Fast forward ten years, to this past September, when 543 people from 53 countries gathered to s...

Part one of a guest blog series written in celebration of the 10th Anniversary Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit.

“Community of Practice” is a term of art, not science. Many times these networks are deemed to exist, but are far from communal and not grounded in...

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