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Spotlight: Each year, more than 10 million young people across Africa enter the job market, competing for just three million formal jobs. As the continent’s youth population swells steadily towards a projected total of 800 million by 2050, this demographic crisis will intensify even further.
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Analysis: Part 9 of ISF’s and RAF Learning Lab’s Pulse series shares highlights from a review of the major donor agendas currently shaping the development of global smallholder finance via grant-based subsidy.
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Spotlight: By: Sandi Roberts, Program Manager of AgDevCo Smallholder Development Unit Women comprise...
Tool: Webinar Summary Women comprise approximately 50% of the labor force in sub-Saharan...
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Analysis: The sixteenth Briefing Note in ISF's series aims to assess the role of grant funding in smallholder finance and understand how it can be used to unlock financing for millions of smallholders.
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Tool: The fourth in the Learning Brief series, our latest research aims to help those working in agricultural finance better understand how to influence decision makers. This short brief and related infographic provide six core principles to effectively influence key stakeholders in agricultural finance.
Analysis: The eighth blog in the Pulse series explores the rising number of new databases emerging in smallholder finance and the opportunities for funders/donors, financial service providers, and researchers to engage.