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Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation & Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) Project Resources

FHI 360
August 15, 2016


The Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project supports evidence-based, gender-sensitive programming to improve the economic security and related health outcomes of highly vulnerable individuals, families, and children. ASPIRES aims to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based practice by evaluating Household Economic Strengthening (HES) interventions and supporting program configurations most consistent with success in the evidentiary record. Where this record is thin, ASPIRES seeks to strengthen it through rigorous research efforts so that future programming efforts have a stronger base to build upon. ASPIRES also focuses on efficiently providing technical assistance to scale up high-quality HES interventions.

ASPIRES is funded by PEPFAR and USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) and Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF), and implemented by FHI 360 and a consortium of 20 organizations.


ASPIRES Factsheet

Mozambique Evaluation Factsheet

South Africa Factsheet

South Africa RCT Factsheet

Economic Strengthening for Female Sex Workers and Other Key Populations

Strengthening Financial Capabilities amoung Youth

Skills-based, Participatory Training for HIV Risk Reduction among Youth

Building the Skills of Youth to Engage in Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Education

Vulnerability Assessments


Community-Based Microfinance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Literature Review

Economic Strengthening for Female Sex Workers: A Review of the Literature

Household Economic Strengthening in Support of Prevention of Family-Child Separation and Children’s Reintegration in Family Care

Household Economic Strengthening Interventions in Programs to Reintegrate Children in Family Care and Prevent Family-Child Separation: A Brief Report on Responses to an Online Survey

Identifying Economic Status Indicators for Adolescent Girls in DREAMS Programs

Review of Vulnerability Assessment Methods for Reintegration and Prevention of Child Separation

Vulnerability Assessment Methods Brief

Vulnerability Assessment Methodologies: A Review of the Literature (2nd Edition)

Côte d’Ivoire Vulnerability Assessment Case Study


Adolescent Girls Economic Vulnerability Tool Indicator Guide

Household Economic Vulnerability Tool Indicator Guide

Vulnerability Assessment Handbook for Economic Strengthening Projects


Launch of ASPIRES Blog Mini-Series on Financial Inclusion: A Case for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

A Case for Engaging Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Economic Strengthening

Financial Inclusion, Yes, But Don’t Forget Protection

How Can Children And Youth Become Financially Capable Adults?

A Bridge to Adulthood: The Promise of Savings Groups for Vulnerable Children

Looking Ahead: The Future of Economic Strengthening

Investing In Economic Strengthening: Self-Help Saving Groups for Caregivers

Savings Groups and Skills Development: A Pathway for Youth Economic Strengthening

Conclusion of the Blog Mini-Series for Financial Inclusion: A Case for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Events & Webinars

Economic Strengthening for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Promoting Well-being through Community-Based Savings

Understanding the Financial Lives of Female Sex Workers

Journal Articles

Increasing Access and Adherence to the PMTCT Cascade: Is There a Role for Economic Strengthening Interventions?





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