At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Freedom from Hunger presents its online module for advancing financial inclusion of youth. It was designed to help staff of financial service providers and NGOs develop a strategy for offering youth financial services and financial education.
For adolescent girls in Sub-Saharan Africa, social isolation and economic vulnerability are critical problems that prevent a healthy transition from girlhood into womanhood. This study examines the effect of a multi-dimensional intervention on social, health and economic assets, as well as experiences of sexual harassment, among vulnerable adolescent girls aged 10–19 living in the low income areas of Kampala, Uganda. The study compares two treatment groups to a comparison group.
This report presents a background and recent successes of Mercy Corps' INVEST Program in Afghanistan. In the Helmand province of Afghanistan, education and employment opportunities for women are rare. The INVEST Program seeks to increase market-driven knowledge and skills for youth in Helmand.
Megan Gash of Freedom from Hunger presented case studies on financial services in Mali and Ecuador under the Financial Inclusion session: The Evidence is In- The Real Impact of Promoting Financial Capability at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit. The presentation provided lesson learned and recommendations for improving financial capabilities for youth.
Simon Bailey of Aflatoun presented a global systematic review and meta-analysis of financial education for children in youth under the Financial Inclusion session: The Evidence is In- The Real Impact of Promoting Financial Capability at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit. The presentation drew on knowledge of 21 randomized control trials of financial education for youth people and highlighted differences in impacts on young people's financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviors.
During this webinar, Freedom from Hunger will share the results of a recent publication on the experience of Cooprogreso, San José and Nyèsigiso in youth savings and financial education offering and “Advancing Financial Inclusion of Youth,” a free, online interactive module designed to help organizations develop a youth services strategy.
This publication is a guide for deposit-taking institutions in any stage of youth savings program development—from those simply exploring the possibility of introducing youth savings, to those already offering youth products but looking for new ideas and strategies to improve performance.