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 country, filled with expectations of how this would help them as humanitarian practitioners and livelihoods programmers. Building on the progress made from … Read More >
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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 unintentionally. How do we understand the factors that impact child well-being? How do we research and measure these? This seminar explored examples of field-based practice, including discussions on … Read More >
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 (VSLAs)—a common intervention to promote savings—affect the well-being of children. Two current research projects—the STRIVE Mozambique project implemented by Save the Children and … Read More >
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 lives in developing countries, where they are at high risk of either entering or sliding further into poverty. When young people are given access to appropriate financial … Read More >
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 the first of four training sessions on youth financial services provided as part of SEEP’s Reaching Scale in Youth Financial Services Practitioner Learning Program (PLP), which … Read More >
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 specializing in youth products may not have expertise in all the activities that working with youth entail. Partnerships can be a good solution to reduce costs and offer … Read More >