Consortium Members


Save the Children

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. As the Prime Grantee and technical lead for YouthSave, Save the Children will bring its expertise in designing and implementing large programs for youth in developing countries, as well as over 15 years of experience providing financial services to the poor. Save the Children has identified savings as one of its main interventions to build and protect the assets of families—a critical tool in its efforts to strengthen the long-term economic security of children. Developing a strong evidence base is central to all of Save the Children's strategies, and the YouthSave program has been designed to generate rigorous evidence of the role of early savings on children’s attitudes, health, education and protection.


The Center for Social Development

The Center for Social Development (CSD) is a research and policy center housed at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. CSD has a strong track record of respected applied research that informs policy and practice in the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, (including Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau), Colombia, Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Uganda, and United Kingdom. In the US, CSD research has influenced the development of matched savings programs for children, youth, and families and informed state and federal policy. For the YouthSave Consortium, CSD is leading the design and implementation of the multi-method YouthSave learning agenda.


New America Foundation

NAF, one of the nation’s premier think tanks, invests in new thinkers and big ideas to address major social and economic challenges. Through the work of its pioneering Asset Building Program and Global Assets Project (a joint project with CSD), NAF has built expertise in the design and advancement of policies, products and programs that build savings and assets, particularly on children and youth savings accounts, for poor and vulnerable populations around the world. More generally, the organization excels in disseminating its policy proposals and research findings to targeted audiences, including senior policy makers; key staff of policy makers; and opinion leaders. For the YouthSave Project, NAF will contribute its research and communications expertise to engage new and popular media on behalf of the Consortium, while increasing awareness and outreach for the Project.



CGAP is an independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial access for the world's poor. It is supported by over 30 development agencies and private foundations who share a common mission to reduce poverty. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP provides market intelligence, promotes standards, develops innovative solutions and offers advisory services to governments, microfinance providers, donors and investors. CGAP participates in the YouthSave Consortium by supporting research on the business case and the policy environment for youth financial products and services and by providing high-level technical and strategic advice to the pilots. CGAP has opened its communications platform to the Consortium to extend the reach of YouthSave research and publications to financial sector audiences, policy makers in developing countries and the donor community.