In partnership with the Mastercard foundation and local NGO Nahdet El Mahrousa, we implemented Egypt@Work, a four-year, $5 million initiative addressing the country’s need for increased youth employment and entrepreneurship. On-the-ground research, private and public sector input, and market demand informed the initiative’s approach and led to its success. Egypt@Work trained over 12,600 youth—surpassing the original goal of 10,000—and 78 percent of graduates secured employment or started a business. We achieved this milestone by providing technical and life skills training, job search assistance, and mentoring. Another key component was building capacity for local NGOs through customized trainings in areas such as financial management, technical operations, and program management.

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