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Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems


The Intersection of Economic Strengthening and Child Wellbeing


1825 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington , District of Columbia, United States 20009
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Feb 25, 2015 (Wed) - Feb 26, 2015 (Thu), 8:30am-4:30pm (Eastern)


The USAID-funded STRIVE program will host a two-day workshop focusing on the intersection of economic strengthening and child wellbeing. Understanding the effects of economic strengthening programs on children can:

  • Increase the likelihood of sustainable improved outcomes for families and communities through improved child wellbeing,
  • Help us prevent harm to children, and
  • Enable us to meet our development goals.

Some economic strengthening interventions have the potential to positively impact children, but there is also the potential for unintended consequences that could negatively harm children. Such negative effects include reduced school attendance when children are involved in supporting household microenterprises and harmful labor. The various strengths and limitations of common economic strengthening interventions will be discussed at this workshop. The workshop will also provide guidance on how to monitor and evaluate for child-level outcomes of economic strengthening programs. Publications and resources will be provided.

 Who should attend?

This workshop is for U.S. government staff and development practitioners who design economic strengthening programs with or without a child-focused intervention. This event provides a forum where we can learn from each other to advance efforts to protect children and increase the impact of our programs.

 At this workshop you will:

  • Learn about evidence and emerging trends on child-level effects of various economic strengthening interventions, including cash transfers, savings groups, microcredit, value chain development, and workforce development.
  • Learn how to magnify programmatic impact by incorporating monitoring of child-level effects into your programs.
  • Identify tools that can help you better design evidence-based and child-sensitive monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Learn what to look for in proposed monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Practice developing a logic model for an economic strengthening activity that incorporates child-level indicators
  • Develop your own personal action plan for incorporating child wellbeing priorities into your work.

 There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. 
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Have questions? Contact Lori Reid (lreid@fhi360.org). 

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