Kenya

Please visit the Kenya Country Page for more information, updates and resources on YouthSave’s work in the country.

Regulatory Environments for Youth Savings in the Developing World: Uptake vs. Usage

Scarlett Aldebot-Green, New America Foundation
Thursday, October 30, 2014

"...even when uptake is facilitated by extensive outreach to youth and by the creation of more flexible regulation regarding identity and control, usage of youth accounts is not as promising as practitioners would hope..."

Regulatory Environments for Youth Savings in the Developing World Blog Series Launch

Scarlett Aldebot-Green, New America
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Creating fertile environments for youth savings at financial institutions in the developing world could certainly lower the threshold of profitability for financial institutions by creating a larger pool of clients or by lowering or subsidizing the cost to financial institutions of doing business with those clients, at least in the short-term. 

Youth Financial Inclusion: Reframing the Work for a Wider Audience

Scarlett Aldebot-Green, New America Foundation
Thursday, July 17, 2014

“We [need to] make the conscious decision to be on a different trajectory and to never, ever talk about young people as a problem, as a threat, as a vulnerability. The only way that young people would ever fit into any of those categories is if we haven’t done the groundwork to allow them to realize their full potential. And I realize that to some of you in the crowd that sounds like semantics and a whole vocabulary lesson but it’s not. I mean it really has to be about a complete reframing and re-pivoting of how we understand potential and what our responsibility is to unlock that potential for our future—not their future, our future.”

--Suzanne Ehlers, President and CEO, Population Action International, Inaugural Co-Lead, FP2020 Rights and Empowerment Working Group

 

“Banking on Girls: From Piggy Banks to Savings Accounts”- Should girls be considered a separate segment when designing youth savings programs?

Christina Williams, Save the Children
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Is it more difficult to financially include girls?  Data from some programs seeking to increase girls’ participation in formal savings seems to suggest it might be.1

Syndicate content