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.
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?
Ilídio Caifaz, IYF’s Country Director in Mozambique, is charged with bringing about change.
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.