Young people need opportunities for education, jobs, and income. Strategies that empower and engage youth economically contribute to growth and poverty reduction.
Oct 09, 2015
Can low-income teens build savings – and does it matter for their futures? Since 2010, YouthSave has been investigating these questions through partnerships with banks and research institutions in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal. Over the last three years, more than 130,000 young people have opened savings accounts under the project, accumulating almost $1 million.
Nov 20, 2014
Financial inclusion is increasingly seen as a key strategy for developing countries. Given the large and growing size of the youth population, financial services for youth hold the promise of increasing financial inclusion. However, many financial service providers are hesitant to offer services to...
May 29, 2014
Many developing countries today are faced with a growing youth population who want to engage in markets but remain unemployed or underemployed. At the same time, efforts to develop economies through more inclusive and competitive markets are not engaging youth in this process, creating a disconnect...