More than 600 million children around the world live in poverty, and another child is born into a poor household every 1.2 seconds. Children are critical to the sustainable alleviation of poverty. Attempts to address poverty often include economic strengthening. These programs typically involve approaches to improving the livelihoods of vulnerable populations such as cash transfers, financial services (savings and/or credit), financial education, enterprise and workforce development. The goal is to achieve economically sound communities that endure into the future.
This STRIVE factsheet provides insight into achieving lasting economic change through focus on child-level impacts.