Training and mentoring is an effective way to teach possible solutions, and for trainees to gain hands-on experience. Increasing financial awareness, building economic and social empowerment among women, and decreasing youth unemployment are just a few areas where IPA incorporates training and mentoring as a way to solve these issues.

Ugandan women in the IPA WINGS program

Poverty is a staggering problem, with 46 percent of the world’s population living on less than 5.50 USD per day.

Youth unemployment and underemployment are pressing policy challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa and job-training programs have not proven to be effective (or cost-effective) at improving youth labor...

Compared to their counterparts in high-income countries, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in low-and-middle-income countries, are often less productive, grow slower, and hire fewer workers.