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Kenya and Tanzania Launch Project to Boost Financial Inclusion

Kenya and Tanzania on Friday launched a project in partnership with the African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations to boost financial inclusion in the two countries.


ILO and KfW Join Forces to Empower Iraqi Small and Medium Enterprises and Foster Inclusive Growth

A new joint program will work to unlock access to sustainable finance, especially for young and women entrepreneurs.


AfDB Signs $650,000 Grant to Provide Digital Services to Women and Youth in Chad

The Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility of the African Development Bank has signed a grant agreement for $650,000 with the Government of Chad to provide innovative digital financial and non-financial services to women and youth.


Egyptian Fintech Startup Copal Partners Mastercard to Launch Family Payments Mobile App

Egyptian fintech startup Copal has partnered Mastercard to launch a family payments mobile app that brings all family members onto a unified payment platform that is fully managed by parents.


Assessing the State of Youth Financial Inclusion in Developing Contexts

This guide draws primarily from the lessons learned during the realization of a series of assessments on the state of youth financial inclusion in Uganda, Kenya, and Guatemala in 2019 and 2020.


Promoting Access to Agricultural Finance for Youth in Developing Countries

This publication underlines the trends, core challenges, opportunities, innovative solutions and initiatives associated with agricultural financing for youth.


ITC, UN Capital Development Fund Partner to Unlock Financing for Women, Youth and Small Businesses

The organizations will work together to unlock finance for MSMEs to help advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Responsible Finance in the Cocoa Supply Chain in Côte d’Ivoire: The Leverage Role of the Financial Sector in Eliminating Child Labour

This brief assesses the responsibility of financial sector actors in eliminating child labor in the cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire.


UNCDF Collaborates With IBM on Digital Futures to Address Digital Skills Gap

The global collaboration will feature IBM SkillsBuild to deliver digital learning to women and youth.

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Child Labor: An Unintended Consequence of Women’s Entrepreneurship?

A new toolkit from Grameen Foundation's RICHES project aims to help women’s economic empowerment programs improve business safety and health for mothers and their children.