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."

03/21/2014 - 7:26pm
Great media coverage for Global Money Week 2014 activities world-wide.  Here are a few highlights of activities covered by the media in YouthSave countries.

03/21/2014 - 4:37pm
                Global Money Week, a yearly worldwide celebration organized by the Child and Youth Finance International Secretariat aimed at empowering "the next generation to be confident, responsible and skilled economic citizens" through activities that teach, facilitate and encourage active economic participation in the formal financial sector, was celebrated this year between March 10 and March 17.   All YouthSave ...