Growing Together: Ensuring Young People Benefit from New Growth in Europe

The latest EU11 RER looks at ways to help lower barriers and remove disencentives for young people entering the labor force in 11 countries in Europe. Average unemployment among youth in the EU11 sub-region is 26%. – John Mackedon/World Bank STORY HIGHLIGHTS The latest EU11 Regular Economic Report (EU 11 RER) showcases economic progress across…

Dual vocational training: Much in demand beyond Germany’s borders as well as at home

Many countries around the world are interested in Germany’s successful “dual vocational training” model. The Central Office for International Vocational Training Cooperation helps them establish industry-based vocational training in conjunction with German partners. Dual vocational training in Germany – a model that is much in demand at international levelPhoto: Burkhard Peter This new office has…

Tajik women face divorce epidemic – BBC News story

Gulhumor (in blue) had to move back in with her parents after her divorce Growing numbers of Tajik women are being divorced by husbands working away in Russia, leading to serious social issues, reports the BBC’s Rayhan Demytrie from Tajikistan. “When I moved back here, my youngest daughter was only four. Now she is eight…

Sen. Bernie Sanders: The American People Are Angry – Common Dreams Org Video

“The American people are angry,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a major Senate floor speech today. They are angry that the middle class is collapsing because of the Wall Street-caused recession, they are angry that unemployment is sky high, that 50 million people lack health insurance, and that working families can’t afford college for their…

BBC: Afghans ‘blame poverty for war’ …

Many Afghans surveyed felt that foreign aid was not reaching them Poverty and unemployment are overwhelmingly seen as the main reasons behind conflict in Afghanistan, according to a survey in that country. British aid agency Oxfam – which questioned 704 Afghans – said seven out of 10 respondents blamed these factors. Taliban violence was seen…