We believe in harnessing the power of the global economy to provide better opportunities for vulnerable populations. A significant source of income for many such people is the handmade sector, where artisans create unique products that are increasingly in demand in the global marketplace. …


Written by Adedana Ashebir (Village Capital) and Chris Walker (Mercy Corps Ventures)

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Around the world, there are dozens of conversations — in hallways, in conference rooms, at convenings and on social media — about the “Future of Work.” Will automation kill jobs, or can it be harnessed to dramatically reshape…


By 2040, Africa will have 1 billion people of working age — the largest labor force in the world. But traditional job growth is lagging, unemployment is rising, and the future of work is in flux. Automation, gig economy models, and the accelerating migration of jobs and labor offer both…


You’ve likely heard of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were announced by the United Nations in 2015 to guide global efforts to end poverty, protect the environment, and improve opportunities for all. But had you also heard that businesses and investors have a key role to play in achieving…

Chris Walker

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