Exploring the Social and Economic Empowerment of Children and Youth

Six evidence-based strategies

Studies have shown the positive impact that a combination of social, financial and livelihoods education, along with access to appropriate financial services can have on young people. Girls and young women take leadership opportunities, young people become active citizens, children stay in education or training, and young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights are strengthened. The key factors are the individual’s confidence, their capabilities to manage their economic circumstances, and their access to the right kind of financial and educational services.

This report is about helping young people to take control, self-determine, and achieve their goals. The application of social, financial and livelihoods capabilities, when combined with access to appropriate financial services, provide the foundational skills which contribute to a young person’s social agency and financial health.

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By Jared Penner, Paloma Lainz , James Lawrie