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Financing Growth Blog

In this blog series, USAID explores the ways to catalyze private capital for dev

In this series, we explore how private capital can be mobilized for development objectives while also renewing our focus on both emerging and established approaches to financial inclusion.

Investing in Economic Strengthening: Self-Help Saving Groups for Caregivers

Wed, January 7, 2015
Samson Radeny
Chief of Party, Yekokeb Berhan Program for Highly Vulnerable Children
Pact Inc.
In this post, Dr. Samson Radeny reviews where we are today with caregiver community-based microfinance.

Looking Ahead: The Future of Economic Strengthening

Mon, December 29, 2014
Nicki Post
Senior Consultant/Project Manager, Youth Economic Opportunities Team
What evidence is there to prove that economic strengthening models work? This post explores a few areas that have seen promising practices for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).

A Bridge to Adulthood: The Promise of Savings Groups for Vulnerable Children

Mon, December 15, 2014
Jessie Tientcheu
Manager, Product Development
Freedom from Hunger
Jessie presents Freedom from Hunger's AIM Youth initiative, which tested different models of integrated financial services to help young people successfully transition into financially literate adults.

How Can Children and Youth Become Financially Capable Adults?

Fri, December 5, 2014
Elana Safran, Beniamino Savonitto, and Pooja Wagh
IPA outlines several studies that test the impact of financial programs on youth.

Highlights from Webinar on Youth Savings Services: Are They Worth It?

Mon, December 1, 2014
Dana James
Project Coordinator
This post highlights the November 20 webinar, hosted by Microlinks, titled “Youth Savings Services: Are They Worth It?”

Financial Inclusion, Yes, But Don’t Forget Protection

Tue, November 25, 2014
Josh Chaffin
Senior Program Officer
Women’s Refugee Commission
Community-based, savings-led microfinance for children and youth is a promising new approach toward addressing the needs of the most vulnerable kids in poor countries. What could it mean?

A Case for Engaging Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Economic Strengthening

Thu, November 20, 2014
Jason Wolfe
Senior Technical Advisor
Jason Wolfe, Senior Technical Advisor for the PEPFAR program, interviews Andrew Meaux and Barri Shorey from the IRC.

Launching ASPIRES Blog Mini-series on Financial Inclusion: A Case for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Thu, November 20, 2014
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee launches "Financial Inclusion: A Case for Orphans and Vulnerable Children" as a mini-series on Microlinks.