Youth and Their Health in Ghana

Lex Nowak, New America Foundation
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"As for attitudes toward risky behaviors, Ghanaian youth are more sexually conservative and more knowledgeable about sexually-transmitted diseases than their western peers. This reflects different social norms and extensive school education about HIV/AIDS."

When Demographics Shift the Way We Think About Youth Finance

Tanaya Kilara, CGAP
Friday, February 15, 2013

"What strikes me most is that these demographic changes aren’t somewhere far away in the future. 2020 is less than seven years away and these shifts are happening fast."

Keeping Youth Financial Services from Becoming Risky Business: Highlights From YouthSave's Risk Monitoring Strategy

Courtney James, Save the Children
Friday, February 1, 2013

"The most pertinent risks to youth identified across all of the project countries were: potential engagement in risky behaviors for generating income; safety risks associated with holding or carrying cash; potential mistreatment by partner staff, family members or peers; and appropriation and misuse of savings by family members."

Experts Converge on Beijing to Discuss Lifelong Asset Building

Katie Stalter, Center for Social Development
Friday, January 25, 2013

"All of this experience can inform innovations in the United States and elsewhere. It seems likely that universal and progressive asset-based policies will play a larger role in many countries in the years ahead."

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