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This blog post was originally published by FinDev Gateway blog in November 2019

The world is on the move. Over 164 million migrant workers make a living in a foreign country, drawn by the chance to earn higher wages or, in some cases, to earn anything at all. They are j...

Originally published by CGAP on October 22, 2019

By the age of 10, many young people have already started to form financial behaviors that will be with them for life. It is well established that these capabilities will evolve and solidify as they progress through the mu...

Step off the plane. Exchange money. Find a taxi. Arrive at the hotel. Check in. Eat dinner. Visit a national tourism site. Buy a souvenir. Return to a clean room. Repeat. Every day of our travel, we engage with the tourism and hospitality sector both directly and indir...

June 6, 2019

We know that our future depends on resilient and thriving societies, and this starts with young people. A growing number of global companies recognize the importance of engaging youth as customers, employees, and innovators in support of these companies’ sustainability...

We live in a time of rapid economic, social, and environmental change. No group has a greater stake in the consequences of these global trends than the world’s 1.8 billion young people, the largest youth cohort in history.[1] The majority of today’s youth population—ne...

For years, international development practitioners have been applying a market systems approach to agricultural value chains, working within the systems’ new or existing rules and promoting access to the supporting functions that foster, rather than impede, agricultura...

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Jordan hired Making Cents to develop tools they could use to better link Syrians and Jordanians with long-term jobs in two industries with high hiring potential – garment and furniture. In particular, NRC required tools focused on privat...

Since fighting broke out in 2011, more than 1.6 million Syrians have fled to Lebanon and Jordan. While many remain vulnerable, a significant number have obtained employment, started businesses, and successfully restarted their lives. Microfinance institutions (MFI) hav...

January 3, 2018

Thank you for working with us to advance the social and economic well-being of youth and adults around the world! Together we’ve achieved a lot in 2017.

Our 2017 Highlights

Launching the Positive Youth Development Measurement (PYD) Toolkit to measure PYD outcomes and i...

More than 60% of Africa’s population is under 25 years of age, making sub-Saharan Africa the world’s youngest region. By 2030, it will be home to more than one-quarter of the world’s under-25 population.

As this young population – the best-educated and globally connecte...

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