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.




  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)

    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.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
  • AgDevCo

    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.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Rural and Agricultural Finance
  • Centre Africain d'Etudes Superieures en Gestion

    Project: YALI – West Africa (Francophone) Regional Leadership Centre

    Amount: $3.3 million

    Countries: Senegal

    Provide high-quality leadership training to young African leaders aged 18 to 35 years.

  • Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

    Project: Youth Work-Readiness Project (APTE)

    Amount: $15.1 million

    Countries: Senegal

    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.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Innovations in Secondary Education
  • ICCO Cooperation



    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.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Rural and Agricultural Finance
  • IFC

    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.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Expanding Access to Financial Services in Africa
  • MicroCred

    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.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Expanding Access to Financial Services in Africa
  • MicroSave

    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.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Expanding Access to Financial Services in Africa
  • Ministère de l'Economie, du Plan et de la Coopération (MEPC)

    Project: Support to the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Cooperation of Senegal on Inclusive Growth Towards Youth Employment

    Amount: $4.8 million

    Countries: Senegal

    Support the Ministry of Economy and Planning to build its capacity and coordinate on its youth employment strategies. Generate data with statistical agency.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Country-level Programs
  • Root Capital

    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.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Rural and Agricultural Finance

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