The MIF serves as an IDBG innovation laboratory to promote development through the private sector by identifying, supporting, testing and piloting new solutions to development challenges, seeking to create opportunities for the poor and vulnerable populations in the LAC region. The MIF engages and inspires the private sector working with the public sector when needed. Created in 1993 by 21 donor countries, it is the largest provider of technical assistance for private sector development projects.
The 5-year Youth Entrepreneurship Programme, funded by the MIF and delivered by our members, aims to increase the number of poor and low-income youth in 11 Latin American and Caribbean countries successfully starting sustainable businesses and creating new jobs. By the end of 2017, the programme had supported 11,930 young people to start or strengthen their businesses.
"I have always had a love for nature and creating things, I used to mix and match materials, go against the norm and design something you wouldn’t think of."View story
"When I first started out I did not understand the word “entrepreneur.” I was afraid I would not be able to do it, especially as I did not feel ready or confident enough to start a business on my own."View story
2014 was another busy year for YBI, as our members continued to provide much-needed support for young entrepreneurs around the world.View
This year's Network Impact Report is all baout the network value - about the benefits that we can gain from working together.View
Every year YBI helps tens of thousands of young entrepreneurs like Pema Seyden to start and grow sustainable businesses in their local community.View
This report summarises the key findings of a two-year longitudinal study, undertaken in partnership with Middlesex University.View