2020

Children’s Worlds Survey, 2017-2019

Between 2017 and 2019, the third wave of the Children’s Worlds survey asked over 128,000 children aged around 8, 10 and 12 years in 35 countries / territories across four continents their views about their lives.

Private Schools for Public Goods

A new report conducted by LEK and commissioned by Jacobs Foundation explores the potential of privately-run schools to benefit societies.

Future Skills

Education is intended to prepare children and young people for the future. It currently appears uncertain, however, what this future will be like. Four scenarios for the world of tomorrow.

Annual Report 2019

The annual reports inform about the values, activities as well as the institution and finances of the Jacobs Foundation.

Youth Development Project Uganda: Lessons learned

Higher income, higher productivity and independence from parents are among the most striking results of the Youth Development Project (YDP) implemented in Central Uganda.
This paper distills lessons learned from the Youth Development Project that was jointly designed by the Jacobs Foundation and the Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS).

Dream Jobs? Teenagers’ Career Aspirations and the Future of Work

The OECD study supported by the Jacobs Foundation reveals new data on the career expectations of young people, how they have changed since the start of the 21st century, and how they are related to labour market demand.

Cocoa Interrupted: The Role of Social Enterprise in Cocoa Sustainability

The story of cocoa in West Africa is largely a story of poverty. Cocoa Interrupted details how social enterprises can play a role in creatively and sustainably addressing the varied needs of cocoa growing communities. The spirit of entrepreneurship, combined with a drive to solve complex social problems, makes social enterprise a natural ally in the effort to tackle the systemic issues associated with the cocoa industry in West Africa.

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