With the support of PEPFAR and USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) and Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF), FHI 360 has assembled a consortium of leading organizations and experts to address the needs of vulnerable populations, especially children, under the Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation & Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project, an associate award under the FIELD-Support LWA. The primary goal of the project is to support gender-sensitive programming, research, and learning to improve the economic security of highly vulnerable individuals, families and children. Critical target populations for ASPIRES are those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, key populations at high risk of acquiring HIV, and households where children have been or at risk of becoming separated from family care.
ASPIRES focuses on efficient provision of technical assistance (TA) to scale up high-quality interventions in the areas of consumption support, money management, and income promotion. The project also focuses on design and implementation of rigorous research to evaluate programs and inform a new understanding of best practices in ES.