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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

  • 10 March 2017
    Giving girls a fighting chance for economic equality leads to a social transformation that will benefit all, says Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
  • 6 March 2017
    Harmful, discriminatory gender norms have a lasting effect on girls’ economic justice. A holistic, life-cycle approach is needed to address these issues, says Zara Rapoport, Head of Plan International's UN Liaison Office.
  • 16 January 2017
    We will only be able to achieve sustainable development and gender equality by forming new and innovative partnerships across different sectors, writes Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
  • 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.