Youth Savings Accounts

Podcast: The ‘Youth Voice’ in Youth Savings

Payal Pathak, New America Foundation
Friday, March 23, 2012


"In this podcast, we highlight the youth voice, hearing directly from four exceptional young people living in Kibera. Botul, Sofia, Idris and Zuhora tell us about their savings goals, challenges, and plans for the future. The interviews provide a snapshot of what owning a savings account truly means from the perspective of a YouthSaver."


Putting Clients at the Center of the Product Development Process

Tanaya Kilara, CGAP
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Of course, there are many variations to these three approaches. The financial inclusion community does not need to reinvent the wheel and can certainly learn from the P&Gs and Googles of the world. That said there might be limits to how many parallels can be drawn since selling financial services is not the same as selling personal grooming products or refrigerators. Or is it?"

Podcast: Perspectives from YouthSave Financial Partners: Is there a Business Case for Youth Savings Accounts?

Payal Pathak, New America Foundation
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In this podcast, Payal Pathak, Policy Analyst for the Global Assets Project at the New America Foundation, highlights key takeaways from YouthSave’s Financial Institution Learning Exchange in Nairobi, Kenya. During the event, members of the YouthSave Project including Consortium representatives, financial institutions and researchers gathered to discuss and debate several questions emerging from the youth savings field; for example, can youth savings accounts be commercially sustainable?

Latest Debates & Lessons on Financial Capability: Highlights from the 2011 Citi - FT Financial Education Summit in Jakarta

Jaya Burathoki, Save the Children
Monday, January 9, 2012

What is “financial capability” and how can we best nurture it to boost the social and economic prospects of the poor? This central question permeated the latest Citi-FT Financial Education Summit held last month in Jakarta, Indonesia... While I was there to present on YouthSave interventions in Nepal for the panel, “Financial Edutainment Strategies – Using Multimedia Content to Engage Target Audiences” as a component of their core theme, “Empowering the Disadvantaged: Inclusive and Innovative Approaches to Financial Capability”, several other relevant and interesting takeaways from participants stood out to me at the end of the two day conference...

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