Demand-Driven Training for youth employment programs build job-relevant skills valued by employers and useful for self-employment by offering both pre-employment skills development and some form of on-the- job training.
At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Freedom from Hunger presents Increase Your Sales Mobile Guide which makes it possible for frontline workers with little or no literacy skills to deliver impactful business education sessions to group members in their communities.
At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Freedom from Hunger presents Savings Group Formation Mobile Animations which makes it possible for frontline workers with little or no literacy skills to form strong, enduring savings groups.
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.
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.
MasterCard Worldwide, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
Digital inclusion is the new global reality. Advances in card- and phone-based technology, as well as the infrastructure to support it, means that a growing proportion of the world is transacting electronically. But does access to electronic payments lead to financial inclusion? What will it take to transform increased access to payment technology to increased utilization of a broader suite of financial services? How are the answers to these questions the same or different for youth?
Harnessing mobile and digital technologies present some of the greatest opportunities for youth financial inclusion. In this session "The Data Behind Good Decision Making," under the Financial Inclusion track, Peter Goldstein presented on survey data, qualitative information, and findings and insights from InterMedia’s eight-country Financial Inclusion Insights Program to help participants understand and use these game-changing technologies in their programs.
Freedom from Hunger, MarketShare Associates, MEDA, Plan UK
This presentation, presented under the Financial Inclusion session: Breaking Barriers to Youth Entrepreneurship through Financial Initiatives, examined various approaches to encouraging youth entrepreneurship. The session at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit allowed participants to explore how different financial inclusion approaches targeting youth can mitigate the constraints to youth entrepreneurship and contribute to the reduction of youth unemployment.
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.
Increasingly, non-governmental, multilateral and bilateral organizations, and the private sector are seeking more meaningful ways to engage young people in dialogue about decision-making, program design, evaluation and policy-making.