Economic inclusion programs provide a “big push” to help the extreme poor and other vulnerable people move into sustainable livelihoods, and can play an important part in poverty reduction. Photo…

Ines Arevalo, Michelle Kaffenberger, Aude de Montesquiou |

The Ferizaj Four at UPSHIFT, a workshop that enables youth to build and lead solutions to a social challenge in their community. Photo: UNICEF/Njomza Kadriu Social enterprises have plenty of…

Jose Manuel Romero, Jeremy Hockenstein, Hana Sahatqija |

A fruit and vegetable stand in Kampala. Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank According to The Africa Competitiveness Report 2017, Africa is forecasted to produce just 100 million new jobs by 2035, while…

Michelle Kaffenberger, Munshi Sulaiman, Dianne Calvi |

Access to finance was the major constraint to starting or growing a household enterprise. Photo: Odette Maciel Non-farm household enterprises provide an important opportunity for employment in…

Julia Granata, Maria Laura Sanchez Puerta, Odette Maciel, Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad |

Populations are ageing, globally. Prolonging the working life is one of the most pressing challenges for policymakers around the world. As jobless older people face more difficulties in finding…

Wojciech Hardy |

Despite being one of the richest countries in Africa, South Africa is characterized by a low labor force participation (LFP) and very high unemployment rates. Excluding the unemployed who are not…

Chijioke O. Nwosu |

Nearly two years after the "Great Recession" officially ended in the United States according to the NBER, the labor markets in many countries remain stagnant. At the recent Latin…

Claudia Sepúlveda |

If you're hoping to avoid Olympics coverage in the next few weeks, you probably don't need me to tell you that you may be out of luck. However, I hope the papers and posts I mention in…

Claudia Sepúlveda |