YouthSave Research Report 2013: Savings Patterns and Performance in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal

  • Date Posted: January 17, 2014
  • Authors: Lissa Johnson, Youngsoo Lee, Michael Sherraden, Gina A.N. Chowa, et. al
  • Organizations/Projects: Center for Social Development
  • Document Types: Evidence or Research
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

This report presents first-year findings from a multiyear study on account uptake and saving patterns and performance in youth savings accounts in four countries: Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal. This savings demand assessment (SDA) is ambitious in its attempt to include systematic data on as many youth savers as are possible to collect from the field. The result of this effort is a very large dataset that enables researchers to report in detail who is saving in YouthSave and what factors are associated with their saving patterns and performance.

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