How to scale up youth employment and entrepreneurship projects

How to scale up youth employment and entrepreneurship projects

Countless organizations across the region aim to help youth fulfill their potential and be better prepared for jobs and their lives ahead. At the MIF, we’ve seen and supported many innovative youth training projects, including approaches that use sports, arts, or even circus acts. However, many such pilot-scale youth employment and entrepreneurship projects remain small. How can we at the MIF help them expand their reach to wider populations? And what are the critical factors that lead to their success or failure on a larger scale? 

martes, 12 de mayo de 2015/Author: Mariel Sabra/Number of views (7651)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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HELP: Lessons learned from working in fragile settings


The MIF recently hosted two workshops, one in Washington and another in Port-au-Prince  (as part of a microfinance seminar), to discuss the lessons learned from the Haitian Emergency Liquidity Program (HELP), a $2.1 million dollar program designed to buy earthquake-affected loans from microfinance institutions, providing them fresh funds to maintain their lending operations and preserve their capital base.  MIF and other funders conceived the project in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, to provide support to microfinance institutions and their clients. Omtrix implemented HELP and the Emergency Liquidity Fund (ELF).  ELF provides liquidity and risk management training to prequalified MFIs and private investors in case of disasters. Omtrix is a fund manager and financial consulting firm that focuses on the microfinance sector.  
miércoles, 22 de mayo de 2013/Author: Nara Meli/Number of views (5891)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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