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Challenges and Opportunities for SME’s after the ASEAN Integration

Human Development Forum Foundation, June 5, 2015 - Human Development Forum Foundation (HDFF), in collaboration with The Asia Foundation, conducted the 2015-3 Chairman’s Circle on 26 May 2015 at the Aloft Hotel Bangkok under the theme of Challenges and Opportunities for SME’s after the ASEAN Integration. The opening remarks were delivered by the Chairman of HDFF, General (ret.) Bunchon Chawansin, and were followed by presentations from three distinguished panel speakers with extensive experience and expertise in academia and professional practice. The first speaker was Ms. Véronique Salze-Lozac’h, Senior Director, Economic Development and Chief Economist at The Asia Foundation. Mr. Matthieu Cognac, Youth Employment Specialist at International Labour Organization, was the second, and Dr. Suthikorn Kingkaew, Lecturer at Thammasat University, was the third speaker. The event was a half-day event moderated by HDFF Programme Officer, Mr. Adam Martin. The forum was attended by representatives of the foreign diplomatic, local academic, and regional private enterprise communities.

Posted by Matthieu Cognac at Jun 15, 2015 04:48 PM |
HICAP helps provide career opportunities for young people in Asia

Green Hotelier, June 10, 2015 - A new partnership between HICAP and the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) is helping to provide career opportunities for disadvantaged young people in Asia Pacific.

Posted by Matthieu Cognac at Jun 15, 2015 04:41 PM |
Jobs for young people - a vision that works

EPP Group, June 2, 2015 - As politicians, we try to inspire visions for the future, we lay the ground for their realisation and gather momentum for worthy causes - causes that change people's lives, shape our economy and society. The brightest political ideas, the most far-reaching thoughts are those grounded in current, day-to-day challenges and issues. Any vision would otherwise be in danger of becoming but a mere illusion.

Posted by Matthieu Cognac at Jun 15, 2015 04:29 PM |
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Youth and rural development: Evidence from 25 school-to-work transition surveys

ILO and Mastercard Foundation, April 2015 - This report provides up-to-date evidence on the link between labour market outcomes and educational attainment for the population of youth in low- and middle-income countries. Based on the school-to-work transitions surveys (SWTSs) run in 2012-2013, the report assesses the labour market conditions of youth in rural and urban areas and offers insights into prospects for fundamental transformations of rural sectors within the development process.

Posted by Matthieu Cognac at Apr 15, 2015 12:00 AM |
Unleashing Youth in Asia

McKinsey Center for Government, October 2014 - Solving for the “Triple-E” challenge of youth: Education, Employment and Engagement

Posted by Matthieu Cognac at Oct 01, 2014 12:00 AM |
Microfinance for Decent Work

ILO February 2015 -Entrepreneurs in the informal economy, and the employees that work in those businesses, are often exposed to difficult and dangerous working conditions. The tools used to identify, prevent and rectify such conditions in the formal economy – including social dialogue between employers and employees, labour inspection and other applications of labour law – generally do not apply to the unregistered enterprises that proliferate in many emerging economies. Consequently, alternative approaches are required. But how can one reach these enterprises and influence their conditions?

Posted by Matthieu Cognac at Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM |
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