Financial Inclusion

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

 

Attention to Global Youth Issues is on the Rise

Scarlett Aldebot-Green, New America Foundation
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"As concerns about the total number of youth, particularly vulnerable youth...in the world rises, funders, strategists, government officials, scholars, and those in the development and aids sectors have undertaken a concerted effort to include and even prioritize youth in planning for the future."

The Benefit of Savings: Youth Write In

Kasio Mutuku, Product and Sales Manager, Postbank
Thursday, April 3, 2014

 

Brief recap of Kenya Post Office Savings Bank's countrywide essay competition for Global Money Week in March 2014.

 

"Bringing the Bank to the Unbanked While Making Bank" Blog Series Post #2: Treasure at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Ebere Anosike, New America Foundation
Monday, March 31, 2014

"There is a growing ecosystem of private companies enabling micro-entrepreneurs to build assets and make investments."

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