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Economic Security

Children are often the first to feel the effects of poverty, being forced to go hungry or leave school to earn an income for the family. We work to ensure that families in extreme poverty have the skills they need to increase their income and can access financial services
Our Economic Security results to date
  • €47 million
    invested in the right to economic security in 2015
  • 1,274,811
    people engaged in savings groups
  • 76,352
    people trained in vocational and business skills last year

  • 26 July 2016
    Plan International’s Banking on Change programme shows how providing girls and young women with savings skills doesn't just produce financial rewards, blogs Plan International’s John Schiller.
  • 12 July 2016
    One of the best ways to tackle youth unemployment and to support economic and social growth is through education – not just within the classroom, and at a young age, but long-term learning that focuses on skills development and growth.
  • 22 May 2016
    This opinion piece is an adaptation of a speech made by Mark Pierce at the 2016 Global Child Forum on Southeast Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 5 May 2016.
  • 30 March 2016
    Plan International’s work with youth savings groups is leading change in the way organisations work with young people in developing countries, blogs John Schiller after visiting groups in Zambia.