Through a strategic combination of field implementation and rigorous monitoring and evaluation, STRIVE, an associate award under the FIELD-Support LWA, is designed to identify and produce replicable methodologies for economic development that demonstrably benefit vulnerable children.
Prime FHI 360 and partners Action for Enterprise (AFE), ACDI/VOCA, CARE, MEDA, Save the Children, and USAID, are implementing four field projects under the STRIVE program in Africa and Asia. Each project is pursuing a unique economic strengthening approach, ranging from savings-led finance to workforce development to value chain interventions.
Coupled with a robust monitoring and evaluation framework and learning strategy, STRIVE is tracking and documenting the impacts of these diverse interventions on child-level indicators related to both economic (financial), and non-economic (health, education, nutrition, etc.) vulnerability factors. As a result, STRIVE aims to identify and demonstrate interventions that can sustainably increase household incomes and/or assets and document how such increases improve (or fail to improve) the lives of children.