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Hosted by Save the Children, with support from Accenture and in partnership with BRAC, The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
Check out our session briefs below for a quick overview of the research we used to inform each session. We strongly recommend that you read these briefs ahead of the Evidence to Action Forum. 
Full Research Resources 
Session 1: What Matters for Girls Economic Empowerment: Is it the “Bundle”?
Bandiera, O., Buehren, N., Burgess, R., Goldstein, M., Gulesci, S., Rasul, I. & Suliaman, M (2012). “Empowering Adolescent Girls: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Uganda.
Buchmann, N., Field, E., Glennerster, R., Nazneen, S., Pimkina, S., & Sen, I. (2017), “Power vs Money: Alternative Approaches to Reducing Child Marriage in Bangladesh, a Randomized Control Trial.
Prillaman, S., Pande, R., Singh, V. & Moore, C (2017). “What Constrains Young Indian Women’s Labor Force Participation? Evidence from a Survey of Vocational Trainees.
Adoho, F., Chakravarty, S., Korkoyah, D., Lundberg, M. & Tasneem, A (2014). “The Impact of an Adolescent Girls Employment Program: The EPAG Project in Liberia.” World Bank.
Amin, S., Ahmed, J., Saha, Hossain, MD & Haque, E (2016). “Delaying Child Marriage Through Community-Based Skills Development Programs For Girls: Results from a Randomized Controlled Study in Rural Bangladesh.” Population Council."
USAID (2017). A Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development Programs in Low-and Middle-Income Countries.
 
Chakravarty, Shubha; Das, Smita; Vaillant, Julia. 2017. Gender and youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: a review of constraints and effective interventions (English). Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8245. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.
Blattman, C. & Ralston, L (2015). “Generating employment in poor and fragile states: Evidence from labor market and entrepreneurship programs.
Brudevold-Newman, A., Honorati, M., Jakiela, P. & Ozier, O (2017). “A Firm of One’s Own: Experimental Evidence on Credit Constraints and Occupational Choice.”
Session 2: What Matters for Sustainable Youth Self Employment: Is it Just Cash?
Blattman, C., Fiala, N. & Martinez, S (2014). “Generating Skilled Self-Employment in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Uganda.
Haushofer, J. & Shapiro, J (2018). “The Long-Term Impact of Unconditional Cash Transfers: Experimental Evidence from Kenya.”
Session 3: Are We Robbing Prakesh to Pay Priyanka?   
 
Fox, L & Kaul, U (2017). “The evidence is in: How should youth employment programs in low-income countries be designed?”. USAID
Abebe, G., Caria, S., Fafchamps, M., Falco, P., Franklin, S. & Quinn, S (2017). “Anonymity or Distance? Job Search and Labour Market Exclusion in a Growing African City”.
Alfonsi, L., Bandiera, O., Bassi, V., Burgess, R., Rasul, I., Sulaiman, M. & Vitali, A (2017). “Tackling Youth Unemployment: Evidence from a Labor Market Experiment in Uganda.
Brudevold, A., Honorati, M., Jakiela, P. & Ozier, O. “The Impacts of Microfranchising on Young Women in Nairobi.”
Tulloch, C (April 2013). “J-PAL Policy Briefcase: Job Placement and Displacement.” Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
McKenzie, D. & Puerto, S (March 2017). “Growing Markets through Business Training for Female Entrepreneurs: A Market-Level Randomized Experiment in Kenya.” World Bank Group.
Rocha, E. “The Impact of Business Environment on Small and Medium Enterprise Sector’s Size and Employment: A Cross Country Comparison.”
Bryan, G., Chowdhury, S., & Mobarak, A. M. (2014). Underinvestment in a profitable technology: The case of seasonal migration in Bangladesh. Econometrica, 82(5), 1671-1748.
Blattman, C., Green, E., Annan, J., & Jamison, J. (2013). Building Women's Economic and Social Empowerment through Enterprise: An Experimental Assessment of the Women's Income Generating Support Program in Uganda.
 
 
Session 4: A Future of Decent Work for the Most Deprived: Zombie Apocalypse or Superhero Adventure? 
 
Accenture. New Skills Now: Inclusion in the digital economy.
ILO (2018) The impact of technology on the quality and quantity of jobs, Issue Brief #6
Lippman, L., et. Al. (2015). Key “Soft Skills” that Foster Youth Workforce Success: Toward a Consensus across Fields." Child Trends.
Thereza Balliester* and Adam Elsheikhit (2018) Future of Work Literature Review, working paper 29, ILO
Decent Jobs for Youth. “Digital Skills: Preparing Young People for the Future of Work in the Digital Economy.”
Bhattacharjee, A. & Kamruzzaman, Md (2016). “Towards Employability and Better Livelihood: An Evaluation of BRAC’s Skills Development Initiative." BRAC.
Adhvaryu, A., Kala, N. & Nyshadham, A (2016). “Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Evidence from Female Garment Workers.”
Francisco Campos, et. al., Teaching personal initiative beats traditional training in boosting small business in West Africa, Science Vol 357, issue 6357: 1287-90. September 22, 2017
Bettinger, Eric, et. Al, Increasing Perseverance in math: evidence from a field experiment in Norway, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 146 (2018), Accessed Feb. 6, 2018
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