Annex I: Acronyms

ACDI/VOCA: Agricultural Cooperative Development International/Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance

MEDA: Mennonite Economic Development

AGI: Adolescent Girls Initiative MENA: Middle East and North Africa Region
AGYW: Adolescent Girls and Young Women MFI: Microfinance Institution
BDS: Business Development Services M&E: Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment
CAEB: Conseils et Appui pour l'Education à la Base MFO: Microfinance Opportunities

CAG: Coalition for Adolescent Girls

MIF: Multi-lateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank
CBO: Community-Based Organization MIS: Management Information Systems
CSO: Community Service Organization MoE: Ministry of Education
CGAP: Consultative Group to Assist the Poor MoEHE: Ministry of Education and Higher Education
CRS: Catholic Relief Services NGO: Non-governmental Organization
CSD: Center for Social Development OECD: Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development
CYFI: Child & Youth Finance International OMS: Operations Management System
DAP: Development Asset Profile PAR: Portfolio at Risk
EDC: Education Development Center PEDN: Private Education Development Network
EQuALLS2: Education Quality and Access for Learning and Livelihood Skills Project POS: Point of Scale
EFE: Education for Employment Foundation PRA: Participatory Rapid Appraisal
ELA: Empowerment & Livelihoods for Adolescents PEPFAR: U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
ESAF: Expanded and Sustained Access to Financial Services (project) PMA: Palestinian Monetary Authority
FFH: Freedom From Hunger RCT: Randomized Control Trial
FGD: Focus Group Discussion SILC: Savings and Internal Lending Community
FSP: Financial Service Provider STRIVE: Supporting Transformation by Reducing Insecurity and Vulnerability with Economic Strengthening Program
IDA: Individual Development Account TAP: Tangible Assets Profile
IDB: Inter-American Development Bank UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund
IDEX: International Development Exchange USAID: United States Agency for International Development
ILAB: International Labor Affairs Bureau USG: United States Government
ILO: International Labor Organization VSL: Village Savings and Loans
IRC: International Rescue Committee VSLA: Village Savings and Lending Association
IYF: International Youth Foundation WRC: Women’s Refugee Commission
ING: ImagineNations Group WWB: Women’s World Banking
KSA: Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes YAB: Youth Advisory Board
KYC: Know Your Client (regulations) YBI: Youth Business International
LAR: Livelihood Activity Report YEO: Youth Economic Opportunities
LCP: Livelihood Competencies Profile YFS: Youth-Inclusive Financial Services
LSBE: Life Skills-Based Education YSLA: Youth Savings and Lending Association
MCS: Microcredit Summit Campaign