Youth Savings Accounts

An A-Z Guide for Implementing Savings Programs for Low-Income Youth

Nicole Tosh, New America Foundation
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

There are two important questions that an institution must ask when understanding the business case for youth savings:

1) What can youth savings do for my business?

2) What can youth savings do for my customers?

Voices of Four YouthSave Account Holders Highlighted in USA Today Supplement

Eric Tyler, New America Foundation
Thursday, January 3, 2013

The findings about the complex development impact of savings on youth are just coming to light, but already as Pramod Tamang simply said in the questionnaire: "I feel more secure about my dreams now."

Five Questions on YouthSave’s Research in Ghana

David Ansong & Gina Chowa, The Center for Social Development
Monday, November 26, 2012

"Many assets and savings-related studies have covered the first step of establishing relationships between assets and potential health, educational, and psychological outcomes, but they have focused on short-term impacts. To build on what we know without reinventing the wheel, the important next step in this body of work was to get closer to testing long-term effects of youth savings."

Enidaso Account Opens A New Dawn In Child And Youth Financial Services In Ghana

Adadzewa Otoo, Save the Children
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"Like a sprout breaking through compact soil,  HFC Bank has recently emerged through the hard earth of financial regulations on child and youth savings in Ghana to present to low-income youth a gleam of hope for a better financial future. The Enidaso Account, meaning Hope Account, gives young adolescents the opportunity to develop saving habits, which is an important step in creating a financially secure future."

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