FULL LIST OF FINANCIAL CAPABILITY

Youth Financial Inclusion & Economic Opportunities - Lessons Learned and Actionable Guidance

Making Cents International

This technical brief provides guidance to Youth Financial Inclusion (YFI) implementers deciding whether to offer appropriate financial products and services to youth, how to use technology to deliver them to youth, and methods to extend financial inclusion to youth in hard-to-reach rural areas. The brief provides practical tips and examples of innovative programs that promote youth financial capability (YFC) and access to youth-friendly financial capability.

Resource Type: 
Report

Online Chat: Making the Case for Youth Savings

ORGANIZER: 
CGAP
DATE: 
Aug 26, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)

The youth segment represents a promising market full of potential for financial service providers – the youth of today are the customers of tomorrow. While offering youth formal financial services can pay off for financial service providers in the long run, there are unique challenges to banking youth. 

Advancing the FIELD - Reflections & Emerging Trends from the Field-Support LWA

ORGANIZER: 
USAID, FHI 360
DATE: 
Sep 11, 2014 (All day) to Sep 12, 2014 (All day)

The FIELD-Support LWA has been one of USAID’s primary mechanisms for facilitating broad-based learning through programs to reduce poverty and promote sustained, equitable growth.

Global Money Week

ORGANIZER: 
Child & Youth Finance International
DATE: 
Mar 9, 2015 (All day) to Mar 16, 2015 (All day)

Global Money Week is a worldwide celebration to empower the next generation to be confident, responsible and skilled economic citizens. Every year, during the second week of March, young people around the globe talk, play, create, sing, read, discuss and learn about saving, money, changing economic systems and building a financial future for youth. It is about joining together – children, youth, parents, organizations and entire communities - to start action to reshape finance, and give young people the tools to shape their own future.

Customer-Centricity for Financial Inclusion: Why It Matters

ORGANIZER: 
Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), Microlinks, USAID
DATE: 
Aug 7, 2014 (09:00am to 10:30am)

Customer-centricity is about providing solutions based on a deep understanding of customer needs, preferences, and behaviors. This approach takes the idea of financial inclusion one step further and requires more than just good intentions to be effective. It can often involve a complete overhaul in a service providers operations and behaviors. But the journey to customer-focused products and services is vital as it can add value to the lives of the world’s most vulnerable by helping them meet daily needs, achieve personal and business goals, and build resistance against market shocks.

Change that Matters: Learning from our Partnerships

The MasterCard Foundation

The MasterCard Foundation has been dedicated to learning as an organization since our first partnership in 2008.  It is in this spirit that we are proud to share Change that Matters: Learning from our Partnerships. Informed by evaluations, research and the expertise of our partners and staff, this report provides a narrative introduction to our work by summarizing key learning from our first six years as a philanthropic organization.

Some insights highlighted in the report include:

Resource Type: 
Report

PUBLICATION: The Business Case for Youth Savings

CGAP

With almost half the world's population today under the age of 25, youth finance represents a largely untapped business opportunity. Despite this potential, there are surprisingly few examples of providing youth savings in a profitable manner. Few financial service providers, especially in developing countries with large young populations, target youth specifically as a segment. A new CGAP paper examines the business considerations for financial service providers offering savings products to young people.

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