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M-Dorado: A Step Forward for Youth Empowerment

M-Dorado: A Step Forward for Youth Empowerment

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is piloting innovative approaches that could be crucial to promote youth employment and inclusion in Least Developed Countries. In Senegal, UNCDF is partnering with mobile network operators and local partners to design, test, and manage a micro-franchising network to help young entrepreneurs seize economic opportunities in the digital financial services ecosystem. Through this model, UNCDF will support Access to Finance (A2F) to small and medium-sized enterprises with the potential to employ large number of youth, but also de-risking youth with financial service providers. More.