Economic Strengthening for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

SEEP Network

We are excited to invite you and your colleagues to join us on May 6th in Washington, DC, for a stock taking discussion on Economic Strengthening for Orphans and Vulnerable Children.

Economic strengthening has become a core component of programs supporting orphans and vulnerable children. While Savings Groups (SGs) have become quite common, practitioners are increasingly exploring new approaches— from integrating microinsurance and institutional microfinance, to directly engaging orphans and vulnerable children in savings-led programming.

The event will explore the state of the literature and provide practical guidance on integrating community-based microfinance, institutional microfinance, and microinsurance into OVC programming. Through presentations and a panel discussion the workshop will provide insights into how to target orphans and vulnerable children directly, what are complementary activities or bundled services to make economic strengthening more effective, and what knowledge gaps that we still need to address.  

The event jointly organized by The SEEP Network and the International Rescue Committee as part of the Accelerated Strategies for Practical Innovation & Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project, led by FHI360 in a consortium of 20 members, working to promote evidence-based state-of-the-art approaches to promote high quality economic strengthening programs for orphans and vulnerable children.