Launch of the "Policy Innovations in Youth Financial Services" Blog Series

Thursday, June 6, 2013

"There is an inherent policy case for youth savings: asset accumulation and positive financial behaviors among youth will have spill over effects that could lead to great social and economic development, at both the micro and macro levels. However, policy interventions or regulations to spur youth savings are rare."

Colombia Wins Global Money Week Award

Alejandra Montes and Dasha Kosmynina, Save the Children
Thursday, May 16, 2013

"Colombia received an award for Global Money Week 2013, a week long set of activities in which 'children and youth from across the world learn about saving, banking, giving back to the community and sparking their entrepreneurial spirit,' organized by the CYFI movement."

"Measure Twice, Cut Once" Blog Series Post #3: A Simple Solution For Complex Needs: How BoK Used Pilot Findings to Focus On What Really Matters

Rani Deshpande, Save the Children
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"The market research behind BoK’s “CYBY” youth savings product revealed some seemingly contradictory findings."

Mobile Phones for Microsavings: Can Mobile-Enabled Savings Products Bridge the Youth Financial Services Gap?

Julia Arnold, New America Foundation
Monday, April 29, 2013

1. Are mobile phones the most effective tools to reach youth?    2. Do the lessons learned around adult access and usage of mobile phones apply to youth?                 3. How do we bridge the gap between financial services and youth in strict regulatory environments which limit access to basic tools like SIM cards?

 

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