e-MFP Youth Financial Inclusion Action Group
This publication presents a dozen case studies that illustrate the range of approaches e-MFP members and partners are using to provide fi nancial and non-fi nancial services to youth. Examples from a variety of geographic, socioeconomic and regulatory contexts in Africa, Asia, South-East Europe, Latin America and the Middle East have been included. Certain programs represented in these cases cater to youth under 18 whereas others address only those aged 18 and above. The majority of the programs described here offer services to both younger and older youth.
USAID, The Alliance for International Youth Development (USAID)
A Message from USAID & The Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD) :
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).
Iraqi Youth Initiative of USAID-Tijara
The Iraqi Youth Initiative Presentation explores the intricacies of the Iraqi Youth Initiative, a $12 million job creation program that is operating in 15 of Iraq’s 18 provinces. The program design and implementation process that took place in a context where basic statistics, particularly on women, were few and unreliable is discussed. This was presented under the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference.
The World Bank
EPAG Impact Evaluation: Preliminary Midline Results was presented under the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This presentation examines how to make school-to-work programs more “girl friendly”
throughout the project cycle and discuss what works in adolescent girl programming.
Public Health Institute
Advocating for Adolescent Girls in Africa & Latin America was presented under the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This presentation discusses promising practices and concrete programming strategies, including:
"Transforming Youth Labor Market Assessments into Youth Enterprises" was presented under the Enterprise Development Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. In this presentation agencies’ experience engaging young people to conduct market surveys of their own communities and develop businesses that meet market demand are examined.
Education for Employment
"Education for Employment What do We Mean by “Soft Skills” Preparation" was presented under the Workforce Development track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This presentation gives better understanding of the skills that are required to succeed in the work place, how to teach them to young people, and how the acquisition of these skills leads to lasting employment.
Job losses during the worldwide economic slump continue to bedevil policy makers everywhere. Dismal employment prospects, especially for young people, have exacerbated social conflicts.
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), YouthSave
UNCDF launched YouthStart in 2010 in response to the lack of opportunities for the growing population of young people around the world, especially in Africa. To improve financial inclusion of youth, YouthStart supports strong financial service providers (FSPs) in developing, piloting and rolling out financial products focused on low-income youth—with a special focus on savings—and non-financial services (NFS) such as financial education.