Building Cross-Sector Partnerships to Amplify Impact

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In The Gambia, UNCDF’s two practice areas and the International Trade Center (ITC) are addressing several development challenges: climate change adaptation and mitigation, low levels of financial inclusion, and the lack of job opportunities for youth and women. With a push from the UN and its partners to create synergies for greater impact, UNCDF faced an interesting conundrum: could a joint intervention be designed such that different challenges are tackled in a mutually reinforcing, more effective, and sustainable way? This case study illustrates how UNCDF established partnerships so that improved access to financial services helps turn temporay jobs created by climate-resilient investments into long-term opportunities for entrepreneurs in The Gambia.

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