Microfinance, Youth & Conflict: West Bank Study

  • Date Posted: February 22, 2011
  • Authors: David James-Wilson, Joan Hall
  • Organizations: Chemonics International
  • Document Types: Case Study or Vignette, Technical Report
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development

This study examines current practices and opportunities for microfinance with youth in the West Bank. The West Bank was chosen as a case study location because it offers a unique context in which to examine the impact of conflict on employment for youth, the supply and demand for finance, and the roles of microfinance institutions (MFIs), youth-serving organizations (YSOs), families, and other entities in meeting the demand. The intended audience for this case study is (i) USAID field missions; (ii) USAID/USG offices; and (iii) development practitioners, such as staff of MFIs, relief organizations, and YSOs.