Taking the Pulse: The Role of Technology in Youth Financial Inclusion

Global Assets Project, New America Foundation
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

We hope you will participate in this brief 10-15 minute, confidential survey as an opportunity to find out what your peers think about:

  • How low-income youth use mobile phones.

  • Which tools currently offer the greatest opportunity for success, both now and in the future.

  • Whether youth and adults have differing needs regarding mobile technology.

  • What the greatest obstacles are to using technology to achieve financial inclusion and capabilities.

"Measure Twice, Cut Once" Blog Series Post #2: Getting to Know You(th): How Piloting Allowed HFC Bank to Sharpen Its Value Proposition for Young People

By Corrinne Ngurukie, Save the Children
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"It was clear from the pilot that kids wanted to save – even after the initial three-month restriction on withdrawals had expired, those accounts registered only 7 withdrawals as opposed to 470 deposits in the first three and a half months following the pilot test launch.”

"Measure Twice, Cut Once" Blog Series Post #1: Kenya Postbank Pilot Experience

Corrinne Ngurukie and Rani Deshpande, Save the Children
Monday, March 18, 2013

"Piloting was not easy, but was crucial in yielding valuable lessons that enabled these banks to successfully launch their youth savings products when they finally rolled out network-wide in 2012."

Podcast: In The Tank: Player One Has Escaped Poverty

Friday, March 1, 2013

Marking the release of Half the Sky: The Game, New America's Jamie Zimmerman and Greta Byrum discuss the potential for social cause gaming and mobile games to raise awareness and spur behavior change toward girls' and women's social and economic empowerment.

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