The world urgently needs to invest in youth economic opportunities.
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.
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.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 70 percent of youth have jobs but earn less than $2 a day.