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Uganda’s strategy to create jobs for young people isn't working

The Ugandan government’s most significant intervention to address the youth employment challenge is probably the National Youth Policy. Under the policy, launched in 2001, micro-projects conceived by small groups of young people are directly funded by the government.

Reliance on an unscalable method to engage communities in Namibia

In Namibia, there continues to be an over-reliance on non -scalable ways of program implementation such as; visiting communities, doing house-to-house visits, conducting scaled-down workshops, handing out pamphlets and PPE. Here's what we found out.

Dolapo Amusat on data and the future of job creation in Nigeria

Dolapo Amusat talks to us about data analytics and job creation in Nigeria. He says more jobs, even jobs that are not necessarily traditional data analytics role, jobs like finance, marketing, HR now require data analytics skills.

Information asymmetries arising in Namibia

Our data collectors in Namibia have confirmed that the operating context indicates that in large parts of some of our focus regions, English is not a spoken language. This is creating information asymmetries.

Africa's sachet economy

It appears that sachets dominate the retail industry in many parts of Africa. One of the reasons they have become popular is that they are less costly, mainly for the manufacturer, and not the consumer.

Wearing masks saves lives according to this data-driven model

Dr. Biplav Srivastava, professor of computer science at the University of South Carolina, and his team have developed a data-driven tool that helps demonstrate the effect of wearing masks on COVID-19 cases and deaths. His model utilizes a variety of data sources.

The omniscient platforms

Despite us, as individuals not liking any other person to stalk us, we somehow are comfortable with digital platforms collecting all sorts of data on us and constantly monitoring us in the background.