Welcome to YouthSave, a project dedicated to developing and testing savings products accessible to low-income youth in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal. Through this website the YouthSave Consortium will share lessons and build awareness about its work while providing broader information on youth savings accounts around the globe. We encourage you to explore the shared knowledge provided on this website and stay connected with us through this exciting journey. To learn more about YouthSave click here.
"The upcoming series will explore how some private sector enterprises in Kenya are arriving at the conclusion that enabling broad financial inclusion can be a winning proposition."
YouthSave Project Director Rani Deshpande visited with a few of the over 5,000 young Nepalis who are currently saving in CYBY accounts at YouthSave’s partner, Bank of Kathmandu. She observed focus groups at a secondary school, a higher secondary school, and a girls’ madrassa.
On December 18, 2013, the YouthSave Project in Ghana put the issue of youth financial inclusion squarely on the national agenda with its second widely-attended multi-stakeholder conference.
What does the financial service sector have in common in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, and the United States? Well, lots of things. One worth mentioning: unmet demand.
"In order to take advantage of this opportunity, one panelist urged the audience to 'stop 'innovating' and start listening to clients' or to keep innovation 'brain-dead' simple so that it can easily scale."
A Column Focused on Sri Lanka: Economic Inclusion of All Segments of Society for Economic Empowerment
"Availability, accessibility and affordability – key for inclusion In a multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-cultural society like Sri Lanka."
"One of the most exciting 2013 Global Money Week activities in Colombia was the launch of the first national savings video contest, entitled 'El Ahorro es Importante' (Saving is Important)."