Banking on Change: Towards an Effective, Inclusive and Scalable Model for Youth Savings Groups

Author(s): 
Marwa Kehongo, Matt Wilson, Katherine Hughes, Rachel Lindley
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
Barclays, CARE International, Plan International
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Oct, 2015

Imagine a simple, cost-effective model for giving young people access to financial services and the skills they need to generate an income. Barclays, CARE, and Plan believe youth savings groups (YSGs), coupled with training, are exactly this model. The Banking on Change initiative has developed a practical guide to help organizations begin to integrate YSGs into their work and achieve scale. This session will demonstrate the Banking on Change model, explore initial evidence and hands-on examples from youth stakeholders, and engage participants through an “open seat” feedback session. Join us and add your contributions.

Topic: 
Financial Inclusion
Regions: 
Global