Keeping Children and Families together with Economic Strengthening

USAID (DCOF), CPC Network, Women’s Refugee Commission and FHI360


This report is an overview of the key issues addressed during the “Keeping Children and Families together with Economic Strengthening” symposium funded by USAID’s Displaced Children and Orphan’s fund (DCOF) and implemented by FHI 360 through the Supporting Transformation by Reducing Insecurity and Vulnerability with Economic Strengthening (STRIVE) project. The symposium took place on March 6, 2015, at the office of FHI360 in Washington, D.C. and was attended by over 44 practitioners, donors, and researchers and included presentations, case studies, and discussions on topics related to the design, assessment of gender and vulnerability, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and research of economic strengthening (ES) interventions intended to prevent families and children separation and support reintegration. STRIVE selected 10 case studies on the topic through an open call for abstracts; case studies were also presented and discussed (see Annex 2 for Case Study Summaries).