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Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab present findings from their Dynamic Learning Playbook

Abi Birrell

In order for an organisation to survive, it must learn. If an organization seeks to improve, it must be intentional in the way it captures, synthesizes and applies the knowledge and skills it acquires. Each organisation’s approach to learning depends on various factors such as supportive leadership, culture and active learning structures and resources. This

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MSMEs Are the Backbone of Developing Economies: New Research Shows How Digital Platforms Can Boost Their Impact

Annabel Schiff

The world’s working-age population is growing – and nowhere more rapidly than in sub-Saharan Africa. To keep pace with this growing population, 600 million new jobs must be created globally over the next 15 years. That’s a tall order, but micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are making this goal achievable. MSMEs are the backbone of most economies worldwide, and they play a key role in developing countries, according to the United Nations.

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Youth in Agriculture: A New Generation Leverages Technology

MercyCorps AFA

Mercy Corps AgriFin Accelerate found, 90 percent of farmers ages 18 to 35 in Kenya have high levels of engagement with information and communication technology. They are active users of social media, particularly Facebook, Google and WhatsApp, and are bringing a new dynamism and perspective to agriculture. However, youth are not homogenous. Mercy Corps AgriFin

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Sub-Saharan Africa: The enduring epicentre of mobile money – Part 2


Sub-Saharan Africa: The enduring epicentre of mobile money—Part 1 discusses how, while the adoption of mobile money has grown across the globe, sub-Saharan Africa maintains the lead in both adoption and use. And Part 2 looks at the future of mobile money listing the key areas of future growth in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more

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