Youth enterprise grants (YEG) for the informal economy: report on findings

From 2018 to 2020, FSD Africa ran the Youth Enterprise Grant, a pilot project for young people in one of Nairobi’s largest slums. Over 1,000 micro-entrepreneurs were given access to a smartphone and provided with cash grants.

The project has provided vital insights into how urban youth in Africa manage micro-businesses, how they endure challenges both sudden and long-term, and the importance of digital connectivity. You can now download the full report and the summary of the research findings.

You can also learn more about the research from our blogs: smartphones and Nairobi’s entrepreneurs and the resilience of micro-entrepreneurs in the face of Covid.