SSudarshan Gooptu is a Macroeconomist with over 25 years’ experience in the World Bank. Currently he is the Global Lead of the Fiscal Policy Global Solutions Group in the World Bank's Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice.
Niels Holm-Nielsen is Regional Coordinator for Disaster Risk Management in Latin America and the Caribbean for the World Bank. Niels joined the Latin America group as a Disaster Risk Management specialist in 2008 from MENA.
This case study explores how INJAZ—an independent Jordanian nonprofit organization founded in 1999 and specializing in youth empowerment—links the public, private, and civil society sectors to bridge the skills gap between the educational system and the changing needs of the labor market. INJAZ’s demand-driven programs serve youth from grade 7 to university level and after graduation with relevant and unique content and activities that improve students’ financial literacy, communication skills, interpersonal skills, ethical leadership, teamwork, and creative thinking skills.
Greg Power is director and co-founder of Global Partners Governance. He has been involved in political and parliamentary reform for around 20 years. Greg has worked in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America.