Youth outreach in UNRWA’s 2011 microfinance portfolio

UNRWA’s commitment to improving and developing the social performance management framework of its microfinance programme is ensuring that a significant portion of its portfolio is financing young people, who are being financially and economically empowered to participate in the social life of their communities. By ensuring that youth have access to operationally self-sufficient, sustainable and inclusive financial services for enterprise, households and individual’s needs, UNRWA is providing increasing and continuous services to youth that is broadening in scope and scale each year, enabling it to develop more businesses and employment opportunities for young people, while reducing the poverty of those participating in the programme.