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Under the right circumstances, financial inclusion, stability, integrity, and consumer protection (I-SIP) can be positively related, and the failure to consider any one of these objectives can lead to problems.
The objective of STRIVE Philippines was to improve the well-being of vulnerable households—especially for the children and youth within those households—through a market-based approach to economic strengthening in targeted value chains. By improving and expanding existing commercial relationships of vulnerable households, the project’s aim was to promote sustainable and commercially viable solutions that can continue to provide benefits beyond the life of STRIVE Philippines.
This paper reports findings from an evaluation of STRIVE Philippines activities in the seaweed sector. Action for Enterprise (AFE) employed a facilitated value chain approach primarily with two seaweed firms between 2008 and 2010 as part of the STRIVE program. STRIVE Philippines’ research agenda examines the outcomes of AFE’s seaweed value chain activities on lead firms, seaweed farmers and their families. Specifically, was there change in the economics of lead firms, income for households, and child wellbeing?
This paper reports findings from an evaluation of STRIVE Philippines activities in the woven product sector. The goal of STRIVE Philippines was to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable households—especially for the children and youth within those households—through a value chain approach to economic strengthening. STRIVE Philippines’ research agenda examines the outcomes of AFE’s woven product value chain activities on lead firms, producers (primarily weavers), raw material suppliers, and their families.
The Supporting Transformation by Reducing Insecurity and Vulnerability with Economic Strengthening (STRIVE) program, managed by FHI 360 and funded by USAID’s Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF), was designed to build the evidence base around the links between market-driven economic strengthening approaches and the well-being of children and youth.
UCORA sees social reporting as a means both to convince members of the need for internal improvement, and to strengthen its dialogue with the Central Bank in order to create an enabling environment for sector development.
NATCCO (Philippines) used its SP Start-up Fund work to improve its own SPM processes, as well as that of its members. From the start, it deliberately sought to institutionalize an SPM focus in the work of the network.
This document outlines the key lessons learned for the cost-effective implementation of a household livelihoods survey, drawn from the experience of a successful effort in earthquake-affected Pakistan.