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a m aga z i n e o f t h e i n t e r n at i o n a l y o u t h fo u n dat i o n

“A lot of politicians say they want to put youth on the nation’s agenda, but once they get elected, they lose their focus, they lose their will.” Maxsalia Salmon, 23 Youth leader, Jamaica

departments IYF Spotlight 2 CEO’s MESSAGE 3 guest commentary

By Hernando de Soto “If legal institutions are not reformed to allow for economic growth from the bottom up, then people’s hopes for a better life will remain unrealized.”

12 fyi from iyf

Selected resources on youth entrepreneurship.

photograph by sheila kinkade

in my own words 5 The Revolution is Not Over

By Raghda El-Ebrashi Is the youth-led “Arab Spring” over in Egypt? A young activist in Cairo joins the national debate around the future of her country.

19 Collaboration is the Key to the Future

By Simón Menéndez Sadornil A young social entrepreneur shares his perspective on the causes, and possible solutions, of Spain’s current immigration crisis.

26 iyf around the world At Work Improving Young Lives

A glimpse of where we’ve been and what we’ve been up to.

28 Parting Thoughts By Sir David Bell

29 Through Our Lens By Jean-Pierre Isbendjian

YOUth // AUTUMN 2011


YOUth No. 5 // Fall 2011  

YOUth magazine is IYF’s flagship publication designed to provide a global audience of donors, civil society organizations, governments and y...