Welcome to YouthSave

Welcome to YouthSave, a project dedicated to developing and testing savings products accessible to low-income youth in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal. Through this website the YouthSave Consortium will share lessons and build awareness about its work while providing broader information on youth savings accounts around the globe. We encourage you to explore the shared knowledge provided on this website and stay connected with us through this exciting journey. To learn more about YouthSave click here.


Policy Environments for Youth Savings in the Developing World: Identification and Control

Scarlett Aldebot-Green, New America
Thursday, October 16, 2014

To protect youth and financial institutions, we note that as policies around access and management are made more flexible, there will be a greater need for a solid, protective regulatory framework and adequate oversight.

Policy Environments for Youth Savings in the Developing World Blog Series Launch

Scarlett Aldebot-Green, New America
Thursday, October 9, 2014

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. 

Youth-Centered Policy-Making: Balancing Rights and Protections

Scarlett Aldebot-Green, New America Foundation
Friday, August 22, 2014

"those seeking to recommend policies, particularly in the context of a development framework, must be exceptionally calculated in their recommendations and must, at times, acknowledge that, while broad frameworks can create a point of departure, local stake-holders, particularly youth themselves and groups that work closely with youth, might be better positioned to craft context-specific policies that strike the necessary balance between rights and protections."

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