By Jennifer Denomy, MEDA
(orginally posted on the SEEP Network)
By Jamie Zimmerman, New America Foundation
(Orginally posted on Microfinace Gateway)
The annual Making Cents Youth Economic Opportunities Conference convened last week on the heels of recent predictions that by 2017 youth unemployment is expected to rise to 12.9% globally and more than 25% in poorer regions. With youth populations and their access to economic opportunities moving in increasingly divergent directions, we face a pressing question: what do youth need to envision, believe in, and put themselves on the path toward the best possible economic future?