The world is home to 1.8 billion young people (ages 10-24), and the youth population is growing fastest in the poorest nations. IPA is looking at the many challenges faced by this demographic, including education, livelihoods, post-conflict recovery, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Ugandan women in the IPA WINGS program

What’s holding back impoverished women? Can small grants programs help the most vulnerable women develop sustainable livelihoods?


Giving poor people money gives them tools to invest in their job prospects, their future, and a more industry and service-oriented local economy. Policymakers throughout the world struggle to...

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Programs promoting financial literacy and savings among children and youth have the potential to effectively promote financial inclusion over participants’ lifetimes. Since 2009, Innovations for...