Economic Livelihoods for Street Children: A Review

  • Date Posted: June 2, 2010
  • Authors: Yoko Kobayashi
  • Organizations: Development Alternatives
  • Document Types: Case Study or Vignette
  • Donor Type: Non-Governmental Organization

This report presents the lessons learned - both positive and negative - from economic livelihood programs aimed at improving the economic future of participating street children and youth around the world: programs like vocational training, production workshops, apprenticeship programs, entrepreneurship development training, and microcredit schemes.

The report also includes two appendices containing 13 mini-case studies of microcredit/youth programs throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America.