There are many initiatives worldwide to promote youth entrepreneurship, but we have still little evidence about what works and what does not regarding youth entrepreneurship programmes.
To address the current lack of evidence, Youth Business International (YBI) has partnered with CAD in order to draw valuable lessons for intervention models that trigger positive results.
The objective is to develop a user-friendly learning resource for practitioners in the field. This material will compile, discuss and illustrate experiences and best practices in designing, implementing and evaluating YBI supported youth entrepreneurship programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). However, the final deliverable will be relevant on a global scale, thanks to the inclusion of experiences and learnings from outside of the Latin American countries.
A toolkit for practitioners
The learning resource will be used as a toolkit for practitioners to support them in the management of youth entrepreneurship programmes. The resource will allow identifying strengths and weaknesses of each intervention model, and detecting what works best in specific contexts. It will also map out challenges faced by young people, considering the specificities of national and local markets, cultures and available resources.
The final deliverable will, however, be relevant on a global scale, thanks to the inclusion of experiences and learnings from outside of the Latin-American countries.
The resource will be developed in English and Spanish as a downloadable and printable document.
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