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Data evolution: how EY support has impacted the Youth Business International global network

Catalin Parascan
Catalin Parascan

Youth Business International (YBI) and EY are celebrating over 500 days of EY UK pro bono support which has helped transform YBI’s approach to data capture, monitoring and analysis.

EY’s support between September 2012 and July 2015 - valued by YBI at over $360,000 and profiled in a new case study – has achieved the following: YBI’s enhanced KPI process tracks the quality, quantity and consistency of support which our network member organisations provide annually to more than 15,000 young entrepreneurs around the world. This information can be used to analyse progress, implement programme changes, and provide partners with evidence of impact and value.

“EY has helped us to really establish effective measurement of key performance indicators from around the network. By working more efficiently, and working at greater scale, our member organisations are able to support more people more effectively,” said YBI CEO, Andrew Devenport. According to EY Partner David Lindop,

“The EY-YBI collaboration provides a great development opportunity for our top-performing people to work alongside YBI and its members, and demonstrate EY’s commitment to supporting entrepreneurs.” 

More recently, EY has also supported YBI to develop an Evidence and Learning Review titled “Supporting Young Entrepreneurs: What Works?”. This report shares 10 lessons learned (gathered from YBI interventions in 20 countries around the world) which can help inform youth entrepreneurship programme design and delivery, and contribute to the evidence base of “what works” in this space. YBI will launch this Review on 30 September 2015 at the Making Cents Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit in Washington DC. 

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