More people in decent jobs means stronger and more inclusive economic growth. Improved growth means more resources to create decent jobs. It is a simple equation but one that has been largely neglected in international policy-making both before and after the 2008 and now the 2022-2023 financial crisis.

Here are a few examples of how a partnership or donations can make a difference:


In Iraq, girls and women are economically empowered by building greenhouses. This allows them to grow crops they can sell for money in local markets. They acquire skills, an income, and a future. This project was founded by a single donor in cooperation with Norwegian Church Aid. It is an example of how huge a difference your organisation can make.


In Somalia, the unemployment rate is staggering. In the absence of a welfare system, they rely on their families. Or they turn to illegal activities such as alcohol and drug peddling, and even kidnapping or piracy at sea. Others seek their fortunes abroad. Having employment is a basic human right. This says that you have a contributing value, your own thoughts and feelings, and that other people see you as who you are — an individual.

In Somalia, Norwegian Church Aid cooperate with donors to give basic skills and work training to young men, economically empowering them to care for their families as opposed to the other way around.


One of the primary reasons for unemployment in Pakistan is inflation, which is compounded by a lack of industrialization. Unemployment in Pakistan is one of the most glaring issues facing the country. Slow economic growth, poverty, religious extremism, unequal distribution of wealth and illiteracy are key challenges faced by the country. The situation for women has improved slightly in the health, education, economy, and political sectors, but stark gender disparities still exist. Protection rights of vulnerable women and religious minorities are dishonoured.

NCA’s work in Pakistan focuses among other topics on climate smart economic empowerment, faith-based climate action, cultural cohesion, understanding and diversity; and gender equality, protection & respect.


Although peaceful, Malawi remains an extremely poor country with systematic inequality and exclusion. The country faces challenges with a significant debt burden, corruption in public institutions and vulnerability to climate change.

Most immediately, Malawi can take steps to jumpstart investments in climate-resilient infrastructure and halt land degradation and forest loss to improve agriculture, productivity, and carbon capture. Prioritizing these actions, combined with expanded safety nets and economic diversification, could reduce the number of vulnerable households that would otherwise fall into poverty by as much as three-quarters.

NCA’s work in Malawi focuses on three topics: Climate smart economic empowerment, gender-based violence; and fighting inequality.

Join our journey – You can contribute!

Fill out our form of interest below, reach out to us, and let’s start our journey together.

An error has occurred while getting captcha image