IFC, Mastercard Foundation Extend Financial Inclusion for Millions in Africa

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with the Mastercard Foundation, today released a new report documenting the transformation underway in financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Posted: 16 May 2018

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Building the Business Case for Housing Microfinance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nairobi/Bratislava, April 5, 2018—A new study from Habitat for Humanity says that housing microfinance can and should become a mainstream offering for financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa as they respond to growing housing needs in the region, particularly from poor…

Posted: 05 April 2018

Hanga Ahazaza

The Mastercard Foundation Hanga Ahazaza initiative is a $50 million, five-year initiative focused on increasing employment opportunities for young people while expanding the tourism and hospitality sector in Rwanda.

Posted: 22 March 2018

Mastercard Foundation Announces Ambitious Commitment to Address Youth Unemployment in Africa

Kigali, Rwanda, March 22, 2018 – Today, the Mastercard Foundation announced a commitment to enable 30 million African youth, especially young women, to secure dignified and fulfilling work by 2030. The Foundation also announced two new programs in Rwanda that…

Posted: 22 March 2018

Leaders in Teaching

Leaders in Teaching responds to the opportunities that a quality secondary education represents for the African continent. The initiative develops passionate, skilled teachers and prepares them to deliver high quality secondary education so that young people have the skills and…

Posted: 22 March 2018

Young Africa Works Strategy

Posted: 07 March 2018

Youth-Led Research Highlights Key Challenges Facing Young People Developing and Adopting Agricultural Technology

Accra, Ghana, February 28, 2018 — Young African innovators are taking charge of their future and designing innovative agricultural technologies despite lacking access to finance, innovation hubs, and information according to a new report released by the Mastercard Foundation Youth Think…

Posted: 28 February 2018

University of Abomey-Calavi Becomes First Francophone West African University to Join Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Cotonou, Benin, November 9, 2017 – The University of Abomey-Calavi’s commitment to educating next-generation African leaders received a boost today with a seven-year, USD$6.2 million commitment from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

Posted: 08 November 2017