Integration of Financial Education in Profuturo digital program

Integration of Financial Education in Profuturo digital program

Telefónica Foundation, “La Caixa” Foundation and World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI)

Providing strategic guidance and technical support to integrate financial education into Life Skills curriculum of Profuturo digital educational program for children between 6 and 14 years old. The program is being implemented in 24 countries of Latin America, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The work included identification of international best practices in the field of financial education, mapping of existing initiatives in the program’s countries of operation; assessment of the curriculum, and creation of the detailed Road Map for including the most appropriate financial education materials into ProFuturo’s curriculum, with a view towards the pilot in Tanzania.

The consultancy consortium is led by Sparkassenstiftung für internationale Kooperation – Latin America and Carribbean division.[KA1] 

Assessment of the EU Gender Action Plan II in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon

Assessment of the EU Gender Action Plan II in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon

Conducted an independent assessment of the implementation of the EU Gender Action Plan: its effects on women’s rights and engagement with women’s rights organisations in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. The Plan translates EU policy and political commitments to gender equality into a set of concrete objectives necessary for achieving results for girls and women. The study included field research in Jordan and Lebanon, validation workshops with civil society and interviews with government, experts, EU staff and international organisations..

DGGF Knowledge Agenda on SME Finance

DGGF Knowledge Agenda on SME Finance

Supported Triple Jump and PwC – managing the part of the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) Financing Local SMEs initiative – with the knowledge sharing program of Seed Capital & Business Development facility of DGGF (SCBD/DGGF). Support included organisation of the knowledge sharing event “Closing the SME Finance Gap: Empowering Young & Women Entrepreneurs in Frontier Markets” in the fall 2019. The event created a platform to identify which strategies work in closing the finance gap for the ‘missing middle’ SMEs in frontier markets and build collaborations towards the emergence of diverse local SME finance ecosystems.

Support to OECD/INFE Technical Assistance projects on Financial Education

Support to OECD/INFE Technical Assistance projects on Financial Education

Working with the OECD and its International Network on Financial Education (INFE) team, we provide support to the OECD Technical Assistance Projects on Financial Education in Eurasia and South Eastern Europe. The support includes drafting mapping documents, creating the materials for technical workshops on financial education for various target groups -such as youth, rural populations, MSMEs, and migrants and their families- and organizing multi-stakeholder regional conferences on financial education. 

Regulation and Financial Education in Latin America

Regulation and Financial Education in Latin America


In this project we uncovered the singularities of Financial Education and its Relationship with Banking Regulation and Supervision in the Latin American context. Dimes was involved in the design and implementation of instruments to assess the degree of involvement of authorities in financial education. Likewise, we designed instruments that allow identifying principles, norms, procedures and good practices in the application of financial education strategies of both public and private entities, as well as the challenges of implementation.

Training on Human Rights and Corporate Accountability

Training on Human Rights and Corporate Accountability

Developed and piloted a training on human rights and business for the Human Rights Capacity-Building Programme (HURICAP) for Amnesty International The Netherlands focusing on documenting and monitoring evidence on (corporate) human rights abuses in Africa, and more recently the Middle East. The training aims to provide local communities and human rights defenders with the judicial and non-judicial tools to hold corporations accountable for human rights violations and the skills to gather sufficient evidence not only on human rights violations but also on corporate structures

Responsibility for Women’s Rights and Civic Space by International Financial Institutions

Responsibility for Women’s Rights and Civic Space by International Financial Institutions

Implemented investigative study into how women’s rights and women’s organisations are incorporated into policy of international financial institutions and how rights are affected by IFI funded projects in the MENA region, with a focus on the backlash against human rights defenders. Assessment of impacts of such policy on gender equality; available accountability mechanisms for women’s rights; and the negative consequences of counter terrorism measures were part of this study. 56 interviews with key informants were conducted in field work in Egypt and Jordan.

Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims

Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims

External final evaluation of the EU funded Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims-project. Responsible for the development and design of an evaluation report on the project results, including its effectiveness, its processes, and its efficiency. The project has as its main objective to protect and address the needs of young victims of crime through validated RJ processes and to participate in the implementation of the Directive on procedural safeguards for children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings (Article 19.3.).

Sustainable Garment Supply Chains

Sustainable Garment Supply Chains

Conduct an evaluation of FWF’s work place education training and factories’ complaints systems, targeting rights building and remediation in garment factories in 8 countries. Fair Wear Foundation is a non-profit organisation that works with brands, factories, trade unions, NGOs and sometimes governments to verify and improve workplace conditions for garment workers production countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. The study includes on site qualitative assessment of complaints mechanism and training in garment factories in China and Vietnam. In addition, Dimes provided support to FWF on internal reporting for its Strategic Partnership work.

Implementation of the National Financial Education Framework Tanzania

Implementation of the National Financial Education Framework Tanzania

Provision of technical support to the Bank of Tanzania in the implementation of Tanzania’s National Financial Education Framework, ensuring the public is educated and informed of their rights, responsibilities and redress options in the financial sector. The project forms part of the five year implementation plan adopted by the National Council for Financial Inclusion, extending financial services to vulnerable target segments (youth, women, rural poor). Dimes’ work focuses on the institutionalisation of the framework, establishing a funding strategy, a consumer strategy, 
preparing the educational system for stakeholders involved, and on measuring levels of financial capability.