Impact Projects

We develop datasets and tools that track SDGs in real-time: emissions, jobs, poverty, hunger, water scarcity, and health. Combining new data sources with advanced data modelling methods, we help people and organisations make data-driven decisions to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

Impact Projects

We develop datasets and tools that track SDGs in real-time: emissions, jobs, poverty, hunger, water scarcity, and health. Combining new data sources with advanced data modelling methods, we help people and organizations make data-driven decisions to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

The Clocks

Africa Jobs Clock

A World Data Lab and Mastercard Foundation Partnership

World Data Lab (WDL) and the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) have joined forces to create the Africa Youth Employment Clock. This tool is specifically designed to monitor and forecast employment trends across MCF's key operational countries in Africa: Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, and Ethiopia.

Objectives

Supporting the Mastercard Foundation’s mission of 
generating 30 million jobs in Africa.
Providing an in-depth understanding of the African 
job market, aiding in strategic job creations.

Strategy

Development of advanced data models targeting job 
growth in Africa.
Empowering local talent. Training and integrating 15 
data scientists and software engineers from Kenya,
Rwanda, Ghana, and Nigeria.
Strengthening partnerships with local universities, 
statistics bureaus, and public sector entities.

Impact

Successfully developed a dynamic, real-time model 
to track and predict youth employment trends
in
Africa.
The model provides a seven-year forecast, capturing 
vital metrics
such as employment locations, sectors
of engagement, earnings, and overall job market
dynamics in Africa.
Our platform offers insights for policymakers and 
market stakeholders
, enhancing data-driven
decision-making
.
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“It has been an extraordinary journey collaborating with the Mastercard Foundation on 
the Africa Youth Employment Clock initiative. This collaboration has allowed us to
combine our expertise in data science with MCF's deep commitment to creating meaningful
employment opportunities. Together, we're not just forecasting the future
of employment in Africa; we’re actively shaping it.” - Dr. Reshma Sheoraj
VP of Strategic Engagements

Africa Jobs Clock

A World Data Lab and Mastercard Foundation Partnership

World Data Lab (WDL) and the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) have joined forces to create the Africa Youth Employment Clock. This tool is specifically designed to monitor and forecast employment trends across MCF's key operational countries in Africa: Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, and Ethiopia.

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Objectives

Supporting the Mastercard Foundation’s mission of generating 30 million jobs in Africa.

Providing an in-depth understanding of the African job market, aiding in strategic job creations.

Peer-Reviewed

Strategy

Development of advanced data models targeting job growth in Africa.

Empowering local talent. Training and integrating 15 data scientists and software engineers from Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, and Nigeria.

Strengthening partnerships with local universities, statistics bureaus, and public sector entities.

Peer-Reviewed

Impact

Successfully developed a dynamic, real-time model to track and predict youth employment trends in Africa.

The model provides a seven-year forecast, capturing vital metrics such as employment locations, sectors of engagement, earnings, and overall job market dynamics in Africa.

Our platform offers insights for policymakers and market stakeholders, enhancing data-driven decision-making.

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Request a demo of World 
Data Pro
Discuss API access or 
custom work
Access the data you 
need to quantify your
addressable market
and shape your growth
strategy