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Age Ain't Nothing But a Number

Center for Financial Inclusion

How important are age group definitions? A rose by any other name? This blog at the Center for Financial Inclusion discusses the implications of how we define age groups. Emphasis should be made on developing services that reflect realities of your stakeholders, rather than definitions surrounding generalized life cycle transitions. 

Focus on Young People! ILO launches global photo contest "WORK4YOUTH"

International Labour Organization

The ILO Youth Employment Programme is organizing a photo contest to shed light on youth employment issues, the challenges young people face in the workplace as well as their power to overcome them.

The ILO Youth Employment Programme is launching a photo contest focusing on young people at work. The photo contest has been organized in partnership with the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest, and financed by The MasterCard Foundation.

World Council Seeks Young Credit Union Leaders for International Scholarship Program

World Council of Credit Unions

World Council of Credit Unions is calling for nominations to World Council's Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) scholarship program, an international networking and educational opportunity for promising credit union leaders. The nomination deadline is June 3, 2013. The program and awards ceremony will take place at the 2013 World Credit Union Conference in Ottawa, Canada, July 14–17, 2013.

Time Change: Launch of USAID Youth Policy

USAID, The Alliance for International Youth Development (USAID)

A Message from USAID & The Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD) :

Dear Attendee,

Due to an unforeseen conflict with USAID Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg's schedule, the start and end time for this Thursday's event has been adjusted. Please note the new time: 11:30 am - 1 pm (coffee, arrival at 11:00 am). 

Clinton Global Initiative Touches on Key Issues Facing Youth

Clinton Global Initiative

Among the star line-up of speakers and presenters during this year's 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting which addressed a host of pressing global concerns, critical voices on youth provided a necessary reflection on the state of global youth particularly in areas of employment, education, and financial inclusion for youth. Review agenda, topics, and speakers. Read the article here.

CGAP Launches New Website: www.cgap.org


You are invited to visit our newly designed Web site, www.cgap.org. The site incorporates new features that make CGAP content more easily accessible for users around the world.

Click on a particular topic or country and you'll find all the available CGAP content on that topic, including blogs, publications, videos, and data visualizations. Everything appears in context.

SEEP 2012 Annual Conference

SEEP Network

Join us at SEEP 2012 Annual Conference, focused this year on Building Inclusive Markets: Impact Through Financial and Enterprise Solutions. The SEEP conference is the premier practitioner event in the industry, bringing together over 500 professionals representing 250+ organizations from 70 countries. This year, the SEEP Network will host a number of exciting trainings, workshops, and plenary sessions, bringing together the most dynamic and relevant practitioners in the industry. For the first time, SEEP will also host a career fair in microfinance and enterprise development.

Technical Training: Considerations in Adapting Learning Materials for Youth Economic Opportunities Programming

Making Cents International

This is a 1-day, experiential training course that explores considerations for adapting existing economic capacity building activities for young people. More specifically, participants will consider why adapt economic capacity building materials, different types of adaptations, and fitting new/adapted material into existing institution or project structures.  The touchstone of the training will be a hands-on exercise that allows participants to apply lessons learned from the workshop to an existing curriculum. By the end of the workshop, participants will leave with a curriculum adaptation action plan that speaks to the economic capacity building needs of a particular target group.

Press Release: UNCDF and The MasterCard Foundation Release Initial Findings from Ten Pilot Tests of Financial and Non-financial Services for African Youth

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), YouthSave

The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and The MasterCard Foundation today released a new publication titled Assessing New Youth-Focused Products: Pilot Testing Financial and Non-financial Services for Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. The paper is based on the experiences of 10 financial service providers in Sub-Saharan Africa that are part of YouthStart, and synthesizes key recommendations, technical considerations and best practices when launching new youth-focused services. It was launched at a panel discussion at Making Cents International’s 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, which was facilitated by YouthStart Program Manager, Maria Perdomo. . The Conference is the biggest international forum on youth financial inclusion.

Save the Date: Colombia-OECD-World Bank Conference on Financial Education


We are pleased to inform you that registration is now open for the forthcoming Colombia-OECD-World Bank Conference on Financial Education, which will take place on 31 October and 1 November 2012 at the Hilton Hotel in Cartagena, Colombia.


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