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Young People Voice Ways to Make a Better Future in Mozambique

In my almost 40 years, I had seen similar events that ended up being just opportunities for complaining, but that day something different was in store for me.

Using Mixed Livelihood Lessons for Better Programming

In our work in East Africa, we often see the need to support informal jobs, entrepreneurship, and access to finance. Read insights from The MasterCard Foundation's new report on mixed livelihoods and some key lessons for program design. 

5 Ways to Drive Youth-Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa

In Sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 70 percent of youth have jobs but earn less than $2 a day.

The First Step to Successful Mixed Livelihoods in Africa

Even 25 years ago young people in Sub-Saharan Africa had started turning their backs on their parents’ traditional agriculture-based work and lives for what they saw as more exciting and lucrative opportunities in the big city.