10/14/2014 - 1:47pm
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.
10/14/2014 - 1:46pm
Savings accounts for youth have been increasingly considered in recent years as a potentially promising economic development tool. The YouthSave project departs from this premise and has sought to investigate the potential of this intervention, especially among lower-income youth in the developing world. Assets building can help youth withstand economic shock, can assist youth in pursuing education or entrepreneurial opportunities and can have impact beyond the economic realm....
07/17/2014 - 2:46pm
“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...
07/09/2014 - 2:21pm
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
06/24/2014 - 12:23pm
In his own words, 13-year-old Pramod Tamang, a YouthSave participant, tells of changes to his behavior and outlook that led him back into the classroom.
06/24/2014 - 11:50am
It was with mixed emotions that I travelled to Nepal last month to attend YouthSave’s capstone event there, a Multi-Stakeholder Meeting (MSM) that brought together project partners with government officials, financial inclusion and education practitioners, and donor representatives to review the project’s outcomes. The collaboration that has grown and deepened throughout YouthSave’s years in Nepal between our Nepali partners – Bank of Kathmandu, New ERA, and Save the Children –...
05/13/2014 - 5:06pm
Raju Shrestha shares learnings and insights from his participation in the YouthSave project.
05/02/2014 - 12:12pm
Time and time again proponents and practitioners noted the long-term investment that CSAs required and the limitations encountered by projects funded exclusively or primarily through philanthropy.
04/08/2014 - 11:37am
As concerns about the total number of youth, particularly vulnerable youth – those who are unemployed/underemployed, refugee, under-educated, or financially excluded, for example – 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.
04/08/2014 - 11:37am
"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."