Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
by STRIVE in 2013
In October 2007, USAID’s Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF), in close collaboration with the USAID Microenterprise Development ofﬁ ce, initiated the STRIVE (Supporting Transformation by Reducing Insecurity and Vulnerability with Economic Strengthening) Program. A 6.5-year, $16 million effort, STRIVE uses market-led economic strengthening initiatives to beneﬁ t vulnerable youth and children. The program aims to ﬁll current knowledge gaps about effective economic strengthening approaches and their impact on reducing the vulnerability of children and youth.