The Foundation works with more than 100 partners in countries across Africa and in Canada. Together, we have improved the lives of more than 25 million people and their families.
Project: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Amount: $25.0 million
Countries: Cameroon, Ghana, Pan - African, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania
Enable 500 qualified, yet economically disadvantaged African students to complete a master’s-level education in mathematical sciences.
Support the AIMS Secretariat to increase the profile and prioritization of STEM education and research across the continent.
Expand the Foundation’s network of partners committed to achieving its vision of education as a catalyst for social and economic transformation.
Improve the quality of secondary-level teaching in science and mathematics.
Project: Agricultural Finance for Smallholders and Related Businesses
Amount: $14.0 million
Countries: Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
Increase productivity and market access of 490,000 smallholder farmers so they can improve their livelihoods.
Project: YALI – West Africa (Francophone) Regional Leadership Centre
Amount: $3.3 million
Provide high-quality leadership training to young African leaders aged 18 to 35 years.
Project: Youth Work-Readiness Project (APTE)
Amount: $15.1 million
Develop and implement transferable skills programming in lower secondary schools by training 1,575 teachers and rolling out the Work-Readiness Now! curriculum in 200 schools. The project will reach 30,000 young people.
Reorient Senegal’s TVET system toward market-driven skills by integrating the Work-Readiness Now! curriculum and providing school-to-work transition support in 50 TVETs.
Build the capacity of local partners to offer and support employability and transitions programs. Document evidence of impact and generate lessons for stakeholders for the scale-up of employability skills across the country.
Project: Strengthening African Rural Smallholders
Amount: $17.7 million
Countries: Burkino Faso, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal
Provide relevant and affordable agricultural finance products to 210,000 smallholder farmers.
Enhance financial inclusion and food security for poor smallholder farmers and their families, indirectly impacting one million individuals.
Project: Partnership for Financial Inclusion
Amount: $37.4 million
Countries: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Madagascar, Pan - African, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia
Increase access to financial services for 5.3 million poor clients by scaling up IFC’s strongest cohort of microfinance institutions.
Innovate and expand successful business models in mobile financial services and facilitate exchange of global best practices.
Project: Mass Market Financial Inclusion
Amount: $12.0 million
Countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Senegal
Improve access to financial services for 1,125,000 poor, unbanked clients in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, and Madagascar.
Develop savings and credit products that meet the needs of women, youth, and microenterprises that have low and inconsistent cash flows.
Support MicroCred’s expansion into rural areas where it can reach underserved populations through new delivery channels and financial products.
Project: Training for Digital Finance Professionals
Amount: $8.6 million
Countries: Benin, Burkino Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo
Address gaps in the expertise of financial service providers to offer digital financial services to low-income clients in French-speaking countries in Africa.
Seven hundred practitioners from more than 275 organizations in the West African Economic and Monetary Union region, as well as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Madagascar, will benefit from increased access to digital financial services training.
Delivery, uptake, and usage of financial services provided through participating organizations’ agent networks are expected to improve.
Project: Support to the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Cooperation of Senegal on Inclusive Growth Towards Youth Employment
Amount: $4.8 million
Support the Ministry of Economy and Planning to build its capacity and coordinate on its youth employment strategies. Generate data with statistical agency.
Project: Expanding the Frontier of Rural Agricultural Finance in West Africa
Amount: $5.2 million
Countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal
Improve the livelihoods of 210,000 smallholder farmers that supply small agricultural businesses.
Connect farmers to local markets and provide them with access to training and financial services.