Youth Outreach in UNRWA’s 2010 Microfinance Portfolio

01 January 2011

As part of its commitment to pioneering the development of social performance management in the MENA region in a form that is coherent and consistent with its mission, UNRWA’s microfinance programme has developed a range of social performance indicators and tools that measure and rate its targeting of specific sectors and social groups. This enables it to improve its product design and/or develop specific products that serve specific sectors or population segments, such as the poor and low-income households, micro entrepreneurs, informal enterprises, refugees, women and youth.

In the context of achieving its human development mission, UNRWA has targeted increasing credit services to youth through its microfinance outreach as a significant means of improving the livelihoods of youth through creating youth self-employment and entrepreneurship that contributes to reducing youth unemployment and poverty.

Youth Outreach in UNRWA’s 2010 Microfinance Portfolio
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