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Entrepreneurship Without Boundaries

Entrepreneurs are solving complex societal challenges across the globe. It’s happening “at the table” within established organizations, “off the grid” on difficult terrain, and “on the web” in the digital world. Across this spectrum, we often find Millennial entrepreneurs leading the charge.

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Tackling Youth Unemployment

Around the world, governments and businesses face a conundrum: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with critical skills. How can a country successfully move its young people from education to employment? What are the challenges? Which interventions work? How can these be scaled up? These are the crucial questions.

Economic Development

Sub-Saharan Africa: A major potential revenue opportunity for digital payments

Sub-Saharan Africa offers tantalizing potential for mobile financial services, but as yet there have been few success stories. One hurdle has been the lack of clear numbers on the size of the opportunity.


Education to Employment Video

Young people today are three times as likely as their parents to be out of work. Yet many employers can’t find people with the right entry-level skills to fill their jobs. How to close the gap? In this video, McKinsey directors Diana Farrell and Mona Mourshed share insights from our research with 8,000 stakeholders.

Economic Development

Lions go digital: The Internet’s transformative potential in Africa

Africa’s Internet usage is growing fast, and could add $300 billion a year to the continent’s GDP by 2025.


Global philanthropy by the numbers

What is the biggest donor country by population? What’s the most money raised through $10 tweets? Who gives more: women or men? The answers may surprise you.



The Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT) is a tool for nonprofits used to measure operational capacity and identify areas for improvement.

Social Innovation

Designing philanthropy for impact

While there is significant dialogue in India today on the amount of money donated, there is very little focus on making thoughtful choices on “where” and “how”.

Social Sector Office

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