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.

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

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

Child & Youth Finance International
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.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Youth Employment Project in Bangladesh Wins ILO Good Practice Contest

International Labour Organization

A Bangladeshi youth employment project “From Margin to Mainstream” won one of the first prizes in a good practice contest organized by the ILO and featured on MTV. The project helps young people with disabilities step into the labour market and become agents of change.

How to inspire a generation of farming entrepreneurs: A new report outlines how Africa's youth can find employment in agriculture without getting their hands dirty

The Guardian

When we talk about African development, there is a belief that its booming population can only equal crisis. By 2040, Africa's workforce could be one billion strong, so finding jobs for this young population should be at the forefront of government agenda. This challenge is coupled with Africa's increasing demand for varied and nutritious foods.

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Strengthening Recovery in Central and Eastern Europe

The World Bank

This Regular Economic Report (RER) is a semiannual publication of the Europe and Central Asia Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department (ECA PREM), The World Bank. It covers economic developments, prospects, and policies in 11 European Union (EU) member states that joined after 2004 (excluding Cyprus and Malta) — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (North); the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and the Slovak Republic, (Continental); and Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Slovenia (South). Throughout the RER, for simplicity, we refer to this group of eleven countries as the EU11.

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SAGE World Cup 2014

Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE)
Aug 8, 2014 (All day) to Aug 13, 2014 (All day)

The 2014 SAGE World Cup will be taking place in Moscow, Russia from August 8-13. 

Ndaba Mandela, grandson of the late Nelson Mandela, will attend the SAGE World Cup 2014 in Moscow Russia on August 8-12. He will serve as the keynote speaker at the Awards Ceremony on August 11. Currently, a total of 16 country delegations will travel to Moscow to determine who will be this year's SAGE champion. At least three more countries will be attending as observers.

17th Microcredit Summit, Generation Next: Innovations in Microfinance

Microcredit Summit Campaign
Sep 3, 2014 (09:30am) to Sep 5, 2014 (05:30pm)

Our next Summit will be in Mérida, Mexico this September 3rd to 5th. We are excited to welcome the Ministry of the Economy (Mexico) and its National Microenterprise Financing Program (PRONAFIM) as our official partner for the 17th Microcredit Summit. (Learn more about PRONAFIM.)

Kiva at Four


This essay is a sequel to the case titled “Kiva and the Birth of Person-to-Person Microfinance,” published by the author in Innovations (Winter/Spring 2007). Started by the author, Jessica Jackley Flannery and Moses Onyango in 2005, Kiva is an online lending platform that allows individuals in the developed world to loan to small businesspeople in the developing world. Kiva operates in the microfinance space and works with a growing network of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in more than 40 countries.

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