Impact of COVID-19 on youth- Opportunities and challenges on youth livelihoods.
This video highlights MSC’s analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on youth and the immediate steps which the government and private stakeholders have taken to support youth livelihoods during this crisis. It also touches on what more these two key players can do to ensure the interventions put in place are sustainable for the long-term.
The role of entrepreneurship in creating job opportunities for the youth
Several challenges often mar the journey to entrepreneurship, especially for the youth. What are these challenges? What possible solutions can be developed to assist the youth to succeed in their ventures? Watch our video for some answers.
Covered! How informal youth workers in the gig economy can be insured
In this blog, we highlight how MSC uses its behavioral and human-centered research to understand the dynamic nature of work for the youth, especially those in the informal sector, risks that affect them, and their everyday use-cases to design effective microinsurance product concepts for gig platforms and workers.
A crisis is a terrible thing to waste: Let us design a social security program for gig workers!
This blog highlights the need for a social security program for tech platform based gig workers, a subset of informal workers. We highlight the unique features of gig workers, and the enabling technology and formal financial ecosystem that can fulfil the promise of a safety net for gig workers. We also highlight the role of the government in regulating and financing such a scheme.
Formal financial services, informal workers: How can financial services work for the gig economy?
The informal sector offers abundant opportunities for the youth in Kenya to generate income, though it has its challenges like poor and irregular pay and a host of other challenges. Read more on what can be done for the gig platform economy to offer better working conditions for the informal workers.