Guide: Gateway Guide to Youth Financial Inclusion, Oct 2016

Microfinance Gateway
Publication Date: 
Sep, 2016

Noteworthy publications on reaching youth with financial services. Learn more at #YouthEO

Youth everywhere face challenges as they transition into adulthood, and for youth in developing countries, these challenges can be even more intense. Access to financial services can help them smooth this transition and yet youth are often excluded from financial services, either by policy or prejudice. As youth mature and become heads of their households, they will need access to and a working knowledge of financial services to enable them to be productive members of their societies.

What is the case for financial services directed at youth? How will financial services have to be tailored or changed in order to serve youth around the world on their journey into adulthood? What role do social support networks play in including youth?

These are some of the questions addressed in the 10th Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, held from 28-30 September 2016 in Washington, DC. This Gateway Guide presents the most recent noteworthy publications in the Microfinance Gateway Library that shed light on these issues in financial inclusion for youth and children.

Our Topic page on Youth and Children's Financial Inclusion is the best way to stay up to date with the latest materials the Microfinance Gateway has to offer on the subject. Be sure to check back frequently and consider submitting your own content.

Financial Inclusion
Financial Capability
Financial Literacy/Education