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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.

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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.

Paper

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.

Paper

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.

News

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.

Paper

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.

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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.

FinDev Blog

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.

FinDev Blog

From Ideation to Iteration: Human-Centered Design of Micro-Savings in Nigeria

LAPO Microfinance Bank learned five important lessons from their experience using a human-centered design process to revamp their child savings account product.

Guide / Toolkit

The RICHES Toolkit

The RICHES Toolkit includes 13 guides and trainings containing 46 tools. It has been designed for Women’s Economic Empowerment Actors to equip them with practical ideas and tools to integrate and assess child protection and safe business practices throughout their work.