Making Cents International envisions thriving economies where all individuals fulfill their potential to work, innovate, and influence the global marketplace.
Making Cents International seeks to improve economic opportunities with a particular focus on youth, women, and vulnerable populations. Our products and services enable entrepreneurs and enterprises to participate in profitable markets; financial institutions to serve new populations; and individuals to obtain meaningful work. We advance the economic development field by evaluating our activities, disseminating results, and creating learning opportunities for practitioners and policymakers alike.
Making Cents International is a dynamic social enterprise that has been increasing economic opportunities in developing countries for more than twelve years. We are known as a source of high quality technical services, and a thought leader in the economic growth arena. Our training, technical assistance, and knowledge management activities consistently improve the ability of target populations - especially youth, women, smallholder farmers, and vulnerable populations - to begin and grow businesses, participate in profitable value chains, access finance, and obtain meaningful work. Our services are based on an appreciation of client assets and market needs, local capacity building, and a desire to achieve greater sustainable results. Our success is grounded on core competencies that focus on innovation, quality, teamwork, communication, leadership, and knowledge management.
Making Cents is based in Washington, D.C. and currently has a network of associates and consultants around the world. We have provided specialized technical assistance and curricula in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East.
Making Cents is a small, woman-owned business.
Making Cents International believes that understanding the context, tailoring programs, and building local capacity are critical to achieving sustainable impact. We use participatory methodologies to grow both individual capacity and market demands. After conducting in-depth assessments, Making Cents designs, pilots, and implements programs through technical assistance and training services that are relevant and immediately applicable.
Making Cents advances learning around economic inclusion by building, disseminating and supporting the application of industry knowledge. We share promising practices and develop innovative platforms through learning events and online portals. We believe that these knowledge exchange and partnership building activities improve both our services and the overall economic development field’s ability to effect meaningful change.
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