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Private Sector Toolkit for Working with Youth

Restless Development, UN Programme on Youth

This toolkit explores cooperation between youth and the private sector, both in principle and in practice, in order to:

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Product Development and Implementation: Youth Inclusion Tracking Form for Credit Products

Making Cents International

The following self-assessement tool is based on practitioner experience in designing and delivering youth-inclusive financial (YFS) credit products and services. It has been developed for financial services providers (FSPs) who have already committed to designing and delivering youth-inclusive financial services. The purpose of this tool is to help FSPs assess whether or not they have considered various youth-specific elements during the product design and implementation process. This tool is based on the product design framework known as the 8Ps, which breaks down a financial product and service into eight key elements. In addition to considering the key elements listed below, it is also important for an institution to consider their target market segment (age, sex, marital status, etc.) when applying this tool.

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Sound Practices in Youth-Inclusive Financial Services

Making Cents International

This interactive course offers a practical step-by-step framework for understanding what it takes to offer youth-inclusive financial services. Through hands-on activities and case study discussions, this course provides microfinance practitioners and youth enterprise and livelihoods practitioners with an introduction to designing and implementing interventions to expand youth-inclusive financial services.

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Getting Started Questionnaire: Youth Client Protection Self Assessment for FSPs providing Youth Financial Services

CYFI, The Smart Campaign, and UNCDF

Getting Started Questionnaire: Youth Client Protection Self Assessment for FSPs providing Youth Financial Services was presented under the Financial Services and Capabilites track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This assessment is an adaptation of the SMART Campaign "Getting Started Questionnaire". In addition to the principles and indicators of the SMART Campaign, this questionnaire adds questions and indicators related to the Youth and Child Finance certification principles.

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2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunties Conference Program

Making Cents International

Access the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference program. This year's conference showcases 60 sessions and 120 world-class speakers from 25 countries with a special cross-cutting spotlight on technology.

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Smarter Economics: Investing in Girls

Nike Foundation, The World Bank Group

Smarter Economics: Investing in Girls uses findings from the 2012 World Development Report and other sources to show how the simple act of adding girls to development plans delivers a huge economic upside and breaks the cycle of intergenerational poverty. We know what works. We now need the political will to do it. You start the Girl Effect.

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Introduction to Youth Poverty Alleviation through Tourism and Heritage: Youth PATH: An Education Tool for Sustainable Development

UNESCO

This paper discusses the UNESCO Youth Poverty Alleviation through Tourism and Heritage (Youth PATH) project. The goal of this project is to train youth in poor communities of the Caribbean in the development and documentation of natural and cultural heritage sites to enable these sites to become the center of domestic and/or international tourism and in so doing, develop communities and reduce poverty.

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Shooting for the Moon: Good Practices in Local Youth Entrepreneurship Support

OECD LEED, Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance

Very often becoming an entrepreneur is the result of a personal decision making process including assessments of opportunities and their costs (being employed, being unemployed, being one’s own boss), risk-reward relationships (what is at stake), and others. Values, beliefs and behaviours, embedded in the culture of a country and a place, influence this decision.

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Effective Marketing for Scaling Up Financial Services to Youth: Innovations in Youth Financial Services

The SEEP Network, Enlace, XacBank, XacBank

This toolkit was developed by Enlace and XacBank as part of The SEEP Network’s Innovations in Youth Financial Services Practitioner Learning Program (PLP), in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. The purpose of this toolkit is to explore key differences in marketing financial services to youth as compared to adults and to provide tools for practitioners looking to scale up their services through marketing. The objective of this toolkit is to help organizations think through how to effectively market to youth in three critical stages—design, implementation, and evaluation—to reach more young clients in different market segments with innovative financial products and services.

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