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The Value of Sport for Development on Display at the World Cup

Watching the 2018 World Cup was an enjoyable, unpredictable month-long experience. Whether you’re rooting for your country of birth, mourning your home country, or unabashedly supporting a nation where you have no logical allegiance, the World Cup brings people together to watch the most...

6 Steps to Initiating Bolder Youth-Driven Economic Growth in Africa

We know investing in youth livelihoods can produce long-term positive outcomes, but how do we make sustainable change in complex systems at scale and in a resource-constrained environment?

What We Learned about Supporting Young Entrepreneurs in Tanzania

We had always planned to offer entrepreneurship toolkits, but along the way we learned valuable lessons about how best to provide them.

Translating Skills from the Soccer Field to the Workplace

While my linguistic skills are quite limited, there is one language that has allowed me to communicate across Sub-Saharan Africa: soccer. I can’t say I speak all the dialects, but I am more or less fluent in Premier League, proficient in Champions League, and speak enough La Liga and PSL to get by.