Financial education for HIV-vulnerable youth, orphans and vulnerable children: a systematic review of outcome evidence

June 18, 2019
Authors: Nanci Lee, Sabrina Beeler Stücklin, Patricia Lopez Rodriguez, Meryem Faris and Idah Mukaka
Organization: Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies

This study was designed to fill in some of the gaps in knowledge pertaining to financial education for OVC and improvements in health and HIV prevention.  This review supports emerging evidence that plural interventions, combining sexual and reproductive health with financial education, are associated with positive health and economic outcomes for vulnerable youth and children in low and middle income countries.  Even so, as a body of evidence, it is not clear which components are effective at producing favorable outcomes. Quality evidence is needed in more settings separating out economic, health and self-efficacy components to better understand pathways and effects on outcomes.