What We Are Learning

Save the Children and The MasterCard Foundation are committed to sharing learning, research, and best practices to foster awareness and mobilize action on youth earning and learning globally, through disseminating valuable resources in this field.

Learning and knowledge – sharing Publications
Youth in Action is generating a robust learning and research opportunities that serves the youth economic development sector. The program is leveraging its tested approaches to create effective program interventions built upon solid evidences.

Studies and Reports

Assessment Report of Facilitation of Learning Sessions Uganda 2015 Youth in-Action-Study-Brief Read More…

Cash Transfer and Youth Led Procurement Assessment Report Ethiopia 2015 Read More…

Documenting Change in Youth Financial Literacy Ethiopia 2015 Study Brief Read More…

Documenting Salient Growth Areas in the YiA Learning Curriculum Ethiopia 2014 Study Brief Read More…

Influence of Community on Youth Transferable Skills in Livelihood Development Malawi and Uganda 2015 Study Brief Read More…

Understanding changes in youth foundational literacy Study Ethiopia 2016 Read More…

Documenting Strengths and Challenges in Youth Entrepreneurship-Burkina Faso Read More…

Understanding Youth Self-Employment & Entrepreneurship skills-Ethiopia Read More…

Effect of Youth in Action on Work Readiness and Socioeconomic Outcomes: Findings from Uganda Read More…

Youth in Action Learning Event – 1

Save the Children has hosted a Youth in Action learning event titled ”Investing in Gender Equality for Sustainable Livelihoods for Rural African Youth”.

On October 4th 2016, 41 practitioners in the field of youth livelihoods and gender equality from Save the Children, the MasterCard Foundation, Plan International, MEDA, Agha Khan Foundation, Canadian Crossroads international, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) and Population Council gathered in Toronto, Canada, to discuss the gender barriers in youth livelihood development.
The objective was to demonstrate the importance of focusing on gender equality as a foundation to youth livelihoods programming aiming to generate meaningful impact for adolescents. Save the Children presented its key learnings on the gender barriers to girls’ and boys’ participation in youth livelihoods opportunities, in particular in the rural context where the Youth in Action program operates. Early marriage and early pregnancy were highlighted as some of the major barriers that prevent girls from joining and staying within the program. The event also explored how and why transferrable skills are pivotal for meaningful participation for girls and boys in youth livelihoods opportunities. Experiences from other programs in overcoming gender barriers were also shared by Plan International, MEDA and the Population Council.

 

Event Resources