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Growing Potential: Microfinance-Plus Approaches for Cultivating the New Generation of Young Clients

Making Cents International

This paper presents an overview of the business and social case for serving young people with appropriate financial services. Using examples form several global financial institutions, it addresses the differences between youth and adult market segments as well as how financial products differ for young people. The paper presents practical guidelines to help institutions begin thinking about developing or adapting financial services for youth and will highlight the essential non-financial aspects of serving young people with financial services including life skills, health and business training as well as providing safe meeting spaces and mentoring. Finally, it concludes by discussing a vision for the youth-intensive financial services including a call for youth-friendly banking regulation, greater research and experimentation, especially with services for the most vulnerable youth, as well as the need for greater advocacy to encourage financial institutions to invest in appropriate, demand-drive financial services for young people.

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Does Palestinian Labor Law Hurt Employment Possibilities For Palestinian Youth?

Middle East Youth Initiative

This policy outlook considers the implications of the Palestinian Labor Law on unemployment duration for young Palestinians in the labor market, and suggests alternative choices for policymakers in the Palestinian Territories seeking to shorten youth unemployment duration. In this regard, easing school-to-work transitions for Palestinian youth may require reforms that both loosen labor market restrictions while simultaneously providing workers with alternative forms of social protection.

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Financial Inclusion for Youth: Reaching the Next Generation" (Presentation and Screencast)

The SEEP Network, BRAC USA, Making Cents International

The presentation “Financial Inclusion for Youth: Reaching the Next Generation” which took place at the QED group has been uploaded as a webcast. Viewers can hear and see presenters from BRAC, SEEP Network, and Making Cents International discussing program results, scaling up, and creating stronger linkages to youth.

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Accelerating Financial Capability among Youth: Nudging New Thinking

New America Foundation

This paper argues that common definitions of financial capability understate the role of psychological barriers to establishing sound financial behaviors, namely savings habits. Drawing on insights from psychology and behavioral economics, we explore these missing psychological variables in the standard financial capability equation and suggest mechanisms, or nudges, to overcome those barriers to accelerate financial capability among low-income youth.

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Do Child Development Accounts Promote Account Holding, Saving, and Asset Accumulation for Children’s Future?: Evidence from a Statewide Randomized Experiment

Center for Social Development; University at Buffalo, State University of New York; Virginia Commonwealth University

This study examines the impacts of Child Development Accounts (CDAs) on account holding, saving, and asset accumulation for children, using data from the SEED for Oklahoma Kids experiment (SEED OK). SEED OK provides a 529 college savings plan account to every infant in the treatment group with automatic account opening and initial deposits. The results suggest that universal CDAs can result in higher levels of savings and asset accumulation targeted for children’s future development.

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FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS

Independent

This paper conducts a landscape assessment of organizations delivering or facilitating financial education programs, identifies the purpose of the financial education, reviews the associated curricula (when available), understands target groups, and analyzes content and delivery. These findings and recommendations are then used to inform future approaches on how to extend financial education to adolescent girls.

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Young Africans’ Access to Financial Information and Services: Lessons from Surveys in Kenya and Ghana

InterMedia

This brief presents findings that came out of the 2009 AudienceScapes surveys on youth access to financial
information and services in Ghana and Kenya. It aims to provide guidance to the many development organizations
active in financial services and mobile money projects.

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Overview of Child Development Accounts in Developing Countries

School of Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University, Center for Social Development, New America Foundation

This paper offers a review of Child Development Accounts in developing countries, including the types of institutions offering CDAs, and design features and delivery mechanisms common among such accounts. The paper concludes with implications of this analysis for policymakers and researchers.

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The Business of Empowering Women

McKinsey & Company

This paper draws on insights from interviews with more than 50 leaders and experts in the private and social sectors who focus on women’s economic empowerment, as well as a global survey of nearly 2,300 senior private sector executives, soliciting their views on their organizations’ current and prospective involvement in women’s economic empowerment in developing countries and emerging markets. Particular sections of this publication specifically address the need to support and invest in adolescent girl’s growth in education and business training.

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Asset building in Puerto Rico: A study of Children’s Development Accounts in Caguas

Center for the New Economy, Center for Social Development

In this paper, the author examines the establishment and operations of a CDA program in Caguas, Puerto Rico, testing whether asset-building policies can provide a new approach to social welfare in Latin American countries and Hispanic communities in the United States.

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