The Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project supports evidence-based, gender-sensitive programming to improve the economic security and related health outcomes of highly vulnerable individuals, families, and children. ASPIRES aims to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based practice by evaluating Household Economic Strengthening (HES) interventions and supporting program configurations most consistent with success in the evidentiary record. Where this record is thin, ASPIRES seeks to strengthen it through rigorous research efforts so that future programming efforts have a stronger base to build upon. ASPIRES also focuses on efficiently providing technical assistance to scale up high-quality HES interventions.
ASPIRES is funded by PEPFAR and USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) and Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF), and implemented by FHI 360 and a consortium of 20 organizations.
Mozambique Evaluation Factsheet
South Africa Factsheet
South Africa RCT Factsheet
Economic Strengthening for Female Sex Workers and Other Key Populations
Strengthening Financial Capabilities among Youth
Skills-based, Participatory Training for HIV Risk Reduction among Youth
Building the Skills of Youth to Engage in Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Education
ASPIRES Family Care: Evidence and Guidance for Economic Strengthening to Help Families Stay Together
Community-Based Microfinance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Literature Review
Economic Strengthening for Female Sex Workers: A Review of the Literature
Household Economic Strengthening in Support of Prevention of Family-Child Separation and Children’s Reintegration in Family Care
Household Economic Strengthening Interventions in Programs to Reintegrate Children in Family Care and Prevent Family-Child Separation: A Brief Report on Responses to an Online Survey
Identifying Economic Status Indicators for Adolescent Girls in DREAMS Programs
Review of Vulnerability Assessment Methods for Reintegration and Prevention of Child Separation
Vulnerability Assessment Methods Brief
Vulnerability Assessment Methodologies: A Review of the Literature (2nd Edition)
Côte d’Ivoire Vulnerability Assessment Case Study
Evidence Base Report: Microinsurance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
The Role of Microinsurance vis-a-vis Other Social Protection Mechanisms for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
OVC-Relevant Health Microinsurance
Exploring Savings-Linked Microinsurance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Applying an OVC Lens to Public-Private Partnerships in Microinsurance
Economic Strengthening Interventions to Address Known Barriers to PMTCT and Improve Health Outcomes: What Do We Know and What Should We Do With This Evidence?
Economic Strengthening Interventions to Address Known Barriers to PMTCT and Improve Health Outcomes: What Do We Know and What Are the Knowledge Gaps?
Adolescent Girls Economic Vulnerability Tool Indicator Guide
Household Economic Vulnerability Tool Indicator Guide
Vulnerability Assessment Handbook for Economic Strengthening Projects
Launch of ASPIRES Blog Mini-Series on Financial Inclusion: A Case for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
A Case for Engaging Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Economic Strengthening
Financial Inclusion, Yes, But Don’t Forget Protection
How Can Children And Youth Become Financially Capable Adults?
A Bridge to Adulthood: The Promise of Savings Groups for Vulnerable Children
Looking Ahead: The Future of Economic Strengthening
Investing In Economic Strengthening: Self-Help Saving Groups for Caregivers
Savings Groups and Skills Development: A Pathway for Youth Economic Strengthening
Conclusion of the Blog Mini-Series for Financial Inclusion: A Case for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Savings Groups "Plus" for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Events & Webinars
Economic Strengthening for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Promoting Well-being through Community-Based Savings
Understanding the Financial Lives of Female Sex Workers
Increasing Access and Adherence to the PMTCT Cascade: Is There a Role for Economic Strengthening Interventions?
Assessing Household Economic Vulnerability in HIV-Affected Communities in Five Regions of Côte d'Ivoire
Let's Stop Trying to Quantify Household Vulnerability: The Problem with Simple Scales for Targeting and Evaluating Economic Strengthening Programs