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Other Considerations in Partnerships

Informal individual agreements: (FINCA Uganda) Individual agreements with local leaders can be informal, depending on the level of importance the organization attaches to a particular leader for the...

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Environments

Service providers interested in working with the youth market have to study not only their new client population, but also where their activities are taking place. Every locality has a distinct...

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has experienced several youth uprisings in recent history. In 1971, after violent rebellions against the government, 10,000 insurgents, most of them teenagers, died in just two weeks. In 1983...

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Mongolia

In Mongolia, two main characteristics affect how youth can be reached by a financial institution: Provinces are far-flung and there is little infrastructure, making it difficult to get from one place...

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El Salvador

Enlace and CRS work in an environment that constantly challenges them in their work with youth. Two challenges particularly stand out: High levels of delinquency. This has a direct impact on the...

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Uganda

Linking Ugandan youth with financial services presents a host of challenges, as FINCA Uganda illustrated to the PLP partners at the online learning event. FINCA presented on their launch of the...

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Sustainability

Sustainability While discussing the four main topics they had outlined for the online learning event, the PLP partners found themselves returning again and again to one critical issue: sustainability....

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Partnerships

Working with youth clients is a multifaceted endeavor, from motivating them to become clients to helping them develop over time into sustainable, financially educated clients. Even organizations...

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Kathmandu: A Dramatic Setting for First PLP Training on Youth Financial Services

Post by Jennifer Denomy, Director of Youth & Financial Services, MEDA Kathmandu, located high in the Himalayas in a bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal, recently provided a dramatic setting for...

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Innovations in Youth Financial Services: Welcome!

Welcome to the SEEP Network’s Innovations in Youth Financial Services blog. Here, we seek to discuss an important but little-known global issue: 85 percent of the world’s fast-growing youth population...

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VSLAs: Addressing the Evidence Gap on Child-level Outcomes

Evidence of the important role of savings in strengthening the economic status of poor households continues to grow, but there is a large knowledge gap on how Village Savings and Loan Associations...

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Economic Strengthening Programs as Drivers of Child Well-being

CYES Webinar: Economic Strengthening Programs as Drivers of Child Well-being from SEEP Network on Vimeo. Economic strengthening programs have an impact on children and youth, whether intentionally or...

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Applying Economic Recovery in Regional Contexts – The Minimum Economic...

The Minimum Economic Recovery Standards, Second Edition (MERS) hosted a training session in Beirut, Lebanon from June 3-6, 2013. Thirteen participants came from various NGOs and different parts of the...

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An Overview of the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards Training in Dakar...

Le Réseau SEEP a organisé, du 03 au 06 juin 2013 à l’hôtel le NDIAMBOUR de Dakar au Sénégal, une formation sur les Normes Minimales de Relèvement Economique (NMRE) en faveur de cinq  participants...

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Promoting Minimum Economic Recovery Standards in the Horn of Africa

MERS training in Nairobi, Kenya The SEEP Network hosted a training session on the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS) at the REDR UK-Kenya Program’s Training Center in Nairobi, August 12-15,...

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Children and Economic Strengthening Programs: Maximizing Benefits and...

By Jennine Carmichael, Program Manager, FHI 360 It is a common belief that programs designed to increase household income will automatically have positive effects on children. In fact, the evidence...

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Afghan Secure Futures Initiative

The first time Najib, a 16-year old Afghan apprentice at a metal workshop, received classroom-based education was through the Afghan Secure Futures (ASF) initiative.  Prior to his apprentice job he...

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Agriculture for Children’s Empowerment (Liberia)

Martha Teah, a pepper farmer in Liberia, was one of the first participants of the Agriculture for Children’s Empowerment (ACE) project.  After attending two trainings on vegetable preservation, Martha...

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Measuring Child-level Outcomes from Value Chain Interventions: the Case of...

The STRIVE Philippines project (2008-2012) sought to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable households and children by employing a value chain facilitation approach, working in the seaweed  and woven...

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STRIVE Mozambique

Although Mozambique has maintained steady economic growth since the end of the civil war in 1992, it remains one of the world’s poorest countries.  In Nampula Province, in Northern Mozambique, the...

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