Making Cents International is a dynamic social enterprise that has been increasing economic opportunities in developing countries for more than twelve years. We are known as a source of high quality technical services, and a thought leader in the economic growth arena. Our training, technical assistance, and knowledge management activities consistently improve the ability of target populations - especially youth, women, smallholder farmers, and vulnerable populations - to begin and grow businesses, participate in profitable value chains, access finance, and obtain meaningful work. Our services are based on an appreciation of client assets and market needs, local capacity building, and a desire to achieve greater sustainable results. Our success is grounded on core competencies that focus on innovation, quality, teamwork, communication, leadership, and knowledge management.
Making Cents is based in Washington, D.C. and currently has a network of associates and consultants around the world. We have provided specialized technical assistance and curricula in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East.
New Project Will Address Rural Youth Employment in MENA
With support from the IFAD and in partnership with Silatech, Making Cents will address these problems through the three-year, “Scaling-up IFAD rural youth employment interventions in the MENA region” project with local partners in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.
Are Youth-Inclusive Financial Services a Driver of Financial Inclusion?
How can the Middle East and North Africa improve financial inclusion? Design and deliver programs for youth, writes Making Cents President, Tim Nourse. Youth-specific design will benefit everyone. Read more on the Center for Financial Inclusion blog.
Call for Proposals Opens for 2013 Global Youth Conference
The 2013 event will feature Spotlights on Opportunities for Rural Youth and the Power of Technology. We also welcome proposals in Workforce Development; Gender; Youth-Inclusive Financial Services & Financial Capabilities; Monitoring, Evaluation & Impact Assessments; and Youth Enterprise Development. Learn more!