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IPE Global Publications | September 14, 2020 IST

Indirect pathways to the creation of work opportunities

The youngest and fastest-growing continent in the world, Africa faces an important job creation challenge. This is the context in which the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity operates. This US$50 million challenge fund has a mandate to improve the livelihoods and resilience of smallholder farmers and other economically disadvantaged people living in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. While the Fund focuses primarily on financial inclusion, there is some increasing evidence that Fund-supported products are resulting in new work opportunities. 

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