The purpose of this paper is to share MEDA’s use of feminist principles in monitoring and impact measurement practice. It provides reflections on four strategies that prominently emerged on the Jordan Valley Links (JVL) Project.
Building Financial Inclusion for Women and Youth – Savings and Loan Groups on the Jordan Valley Links Project
This technical brief gives an overview of how Savings and Loan Groups (SLGs) are implemented on the Jordan Valley Links project. This document is part of the JVL Learning Agenda series.
The JVL project has been implementing business plan competitions since September 2017. This summary document is an overview of the project’s business plan competition; a more comprehensive learning document is currently being produced that will build on the lessons and experiences of applicants, implementing partners, and JVL staff.
This learning document outlines how MEDA’s Jordan Valley Links (JVL) project shifted from traditional data collection approaches and analysis, such as paper-based forms and excel tables, to an automated data management system. Peer organizations can gain insights from JVL’s experience on customizing a business-oriented Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for NGO programming.
In Jordan, MEDA partners with the National Association for Family and Empowerment (NAFE), a local non-profit organization that provides financial literacy, business skills training and facilitates savings and loan groups. To support these activities, NAFE established a community theatre group using drama to promote gender equality and economic empowerment for women and youth.