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Models for scaling the impact of youth entrepreneurship programmes


Commissioned by Youth Business International (YBI) in 2018, the report reviews experiences and success factors in scaling entrepreneurship programmes within and outside of the YBI network, and provides case studies of models for replication together with a scaling framework.

This report provides a set of recommendations covering key approaches to scale, including:

  • Buiding strategic alliances
  • Harnessing digital solutions
  • Diversifying business models
  • Promoting innovation and impact

We hope this piece of work will be a valuable contribution to global learning on this topic and will help shape more impactful scaling models so that in future even greater numbers of underserved young people can successfully develop themselves and their businesses.

This publication has been supported by Citi Foundation as part of a grant to YBI and its Brazilian member, Aliança Empreendedora, under its Pathways to Progress initiative, and by the IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the IDB group, through its partnership with YBI on the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) for Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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