1 million jobs by 2020 and a new way of preparing young people for the workforce

Building skills for youth. Shaping skills for employers.

Generation will support one million young people to achieve jobs and skills across five countries (India, Kenya, Mexico, Spain, and US) in five years through employer pre-commitments, 8-12 week work readiness programs that blend technical, behavioral, and mindset skills for specific professions, social wrap-around services (e.g. stipends, childcare, transport), and on-going coaching support once the learner is placed at the employer.

USAID is supporting the work in India, Kenya, and Mexico. Generation is working to create a replicable approach focuses on the following themes: return on investment; scale and speed; disconnected youth: skills blend; and self-financing.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • McKinsey & Company

    Service Providers, Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. They help clients make lasting...

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Key Information

LocationWorldwide, Spain, Mexico, India, Kenya, United States
  • Start Date 2014
  • End Date 2019
  • ValueUSD 85 Million