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3 Initiatives that Make Markets Work for Young Women

Inclusive market systems development can go a long way to helping achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal five: gender equality and empowering women and girls.

2 Sides of Improving Access to Finance for Entrepreneurs in Tanzania & Mozambique

One resolution to the problem of youth financial inclusion in East Africa lies in slowly changing youth’s and banks’ perceptions of self-employment and loans.

We Can’t Reach These 4 SDGs without Livelihoods for Youth

Strong new evidence underscores the necessity of increasing investment in youth economic opportunity. The recently released International Labour Organization (ILO) World Employment and Social Outlook for Youth 2016 report shows youth unemployment on the rise. According to the ILO, a lower than expected global growth rate, the lowest in developing countries in more than a decade, will leave an addition half million young people unemployed. The report points out that at least four United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be reached much more easily if young people are employed in stable jobs.