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HOW WE DO IT

Ending poverty and advancing economic citizenship calls for innovative ideas and new partnerships to transform problems into opportunities.

We research, design, test, implement, and evaluate.

  • Our iterative process allows us to ensure high quality and effective solutions to entrenched problems. 
  • For us, it is about moving from outdated ways of thinking of those living in situations of poverty and vulnerability, of moving from a logic of passive beneficiaries of various programs and policies to one of active participants in building their own futures and societies, with their own knowledge, expertise and capabilities of their own. Our work always starts there, and every digital solution that we develop, pilot program that we co-create, or public policy that we collaborate on is designed alongside the end user, with their needs, their inputs, and their realities always in mind.

 

We build new forms of cooperation and co-create solutions to reach massive scale.

  • Because ending poverty is a challenge measured on the scale of continents and in the changes not just to individual lives and families but to institutions and societies.

 

We want to ensure that no one is left behind.

  • We want economic citizenship to work for everyone. That’s why we seek to ensure the participation of women, youth, ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, seniors and others in our projects and programs.
  • Because only putting the focus on the most excluded and forgotten people can ensure the success of economic citizenship.

Our team is organized around four main areas:

 

Financial
Inclusion

The challenges facing families living in poverty, such as a highly volatile and low incomes, contribute to their vulnerability in the face of crises and unforeseen events, and ultimately hinder their ability to find their own path out of poverty. Financial Inclusion is important for these households because it helps to increase their economic security and promote their development. Our Financial Inclusion area works to bring formerly excluded sectors into the financial system through tools, policies and the development of capabilities, so that they can access and use a wide range of products and services designed for their needs and capable of reducing their vulnerability.

Social and
Livelihoods Promotion

Social protection programs were developed to ensure that the most vulnerable members of society had access to a minimum level of wellbeing. Within these programs the promotion component focuses on building assets and creating links to improve the livelihoods of people living in poverty. Our Social and Livelihoods Promotion area focuses on this, working to increase the resiliency of those living in poverty, reduce their dependency on social security systems, and ultimately help them to build their own path forward sustainably and on their own terms.

Post Conflict and
Territorial Development

In collaboration with public and private sectors, our Post Conflict and Territorial Development area works to promote entrepreneurship, financial inclusion, and asset building at the territorial level as a means of strengthening communities affected by violence and forced displacement. Our efforts center on inclusive solutions and strengthening community initiatives, so that those affected by conflict can rebuild their own life projects and territories can recover their social fabric and productivity.

Digital
Solutions

Our Digital Solutions department designs, develops, and implements methodologies and strategies based on Information and Communications Technology (ICTs), capable of helping to achieve financial inclusion and economic citizenship at scale. Via custom designed tools we help people living in poverty to build assets and develop financial capabilities that support them in their path out of poverty. These tools also contribute to greater levels of equality and scale, as well as reduced cost, in program implementation.