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Children, Youth, and Economic Strengthening (CYES)


by Andrew Morrison, Shwetlena Sabarwal
This note from the World Bank summarizes available research on the impact of schooling and employment of adolescent girls and young women on earnings and poverty reduction, demographic outcomes, child development outcomes, and female empowerment. It focuses on the fact that advances in gender parity between girls and boys in education are not matched by similar increased in equity in school-to-work transitions. It identifies key implications of this research for the formulation of public policy.… Read More 
by Lauren Heller
The Women’s Commission traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in May 2008 to research Burmese refugee women’s economic coping strategies and how that impacted their vulnerability to gender-based violence. The delegation looked at programs currently being implemented by the humanitarian community in Kuala Lumpur in order to identify whether or not refugee women’s economic coping strategies were being supported by livelihoods interventions. Additionally, the delegation looked at whether or not those interventions include gender-based violence prevention or protection components. Finally, the delegation sought to better understand the unmet needs of refugee women and how they relate to their livelihood strategies and experience of gender-based violence… Read More 
by Terri Lukas
This combined literature review and program review focused on the current and future role of microfinance and sustainable livelihood strategies in reducing adolescent girls' vulnerability to HIV infection in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Part 1 of the review focuses on youth-centered programs to prevent HIV infection among vulnerable female adolescents—including microfinance and sustainable livelihood programs. Part 2 analyzes the relationship between microfinance and HIV prevention in the general population, with a focus on women and the oldest adolescents in the target group. Adapting the traditional microfinance model to meet the needs of this sub-group could prove to benefit not only these adolescents but also the microfinance industry… Read More 
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