FULL LIST OF FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Globally, Young people access financial services at roughly half the rate of adults.  According to the World Bank’s Global Findex database, youth are 40% less likely to save at banks and 60% less likely to have borrowed.[1]  Without these services, young people have fewer means to manage their assets, invest in education, or grow businesses.  In response, youth inclusive financial services programs are working with regulators, financial services providers, and informal savings group promoters to increase young people’s access to appropriate savings, credit, payment, and insurance products.  At the same time, recognizing that youth often lack the knowledge or experience to use services effectively, programs are offering financial education and life-skills training and information to boost financial capability. 

Over the past three years there has been a growing awareness of the importance and viability of finance for youth among service providers.  However, overall access has not changed significantly, with the proportion of youth savings and borrowing formally barely changing.  In response, youth-inclusive practitioners are looking more closely at the potential of new technologies to boost access and capability - at digital payments and mobile wallets to lower the costs of providing services, “big data” to help banks understand the youth market and reduce the risk of lending, and smart phones to offer new convenient and inexpensive means to teach financial education to youth.  At the same time, there is renewed interest in old technologies such as savings groups to expand access to youth.  Through these new and old technologies, practitioners are working to boost financial inclusion significantly among youth.

 

Building Evidence for Workforce Development Systems: The Nuts and Bolts of Measuring Employment Outcomes for Youth

International Labour Organization, USAID

Generating more and better evidence on what works has been at the core of youth employment efforts over the last decade.

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Presentation

Achieving Mass Entrepreneurship: 50 Million Jobs by 2030 by Fostering Entrepreneurship at Scale

Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME), Education Development Center (EDC)

Youth entrepreneurial energy is under-leveraged. Many youth want to engage in entrepreneurship but face significant hurdles.

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Presentation

Exploring the Gender Action Learning Methodology System (GALS) to Inc. Resilience & YEO

Tetra Tech, Banyan Global, The Coffee Quality Institute

This breakout session will provide a broad overview of the Gender Action Learning Methodology System (GALS) methodology as an effective tool for increasing youth resilience and economic empowerment.

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Presentation

No Longer a Last Resort: Transitioning Youth into the Workforce through Strengthened TVET Education in Ethiopia and Kenya

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), Dalhousie University, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)

Technical Educational and Vocational Training (TVET) institutions are key players in the youth employment market system and central to the strategies of governments worldwide to increasing economic opportunities for youth

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Presentation

Evaluation of Impact: The Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Africa Initiative

The Rockafeller Foundation

In 2013, the United Nations projected that Africa would be home to over 40 percent of the global youth population by 2030. The challenge of how to successfully absorb these young people into the formal economy became top of mind for governments, policymakers and development practitioners.

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Paper

The Opportunity Puzzle: Piecing it together for youth to thrive in a changing world

The Youth Economic Opportunities Network

 

We live in a time of rapid economic, social, and environmental change. No group has a greater stake in the consequences of these global trends than the world’s 1.8 billion young people, the largest youth cohort in history. The majority of today’s youth population—nearly 90 percent—live in developing countries, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

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Article

2019 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Orientation Webinar

Making Cents International's Youth Economic Opportunities Network
 
The annual GYEO Summit Call for Proposals is a competitive process open to all interested applicants working to advance youth economic opportunities. Summit speakers raise awareness about their work, share knowledge and encourage collaboration in our sector through practical, hands-on breakout sessions that connect to the Summit’s theme and technical tracks.
 
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Presentation

Call for Proposals Orientation Webinar

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Making Cents International's Youth Economic Opportunities Network
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Feb 5, 2019 (09:30am to 10:30am)

The annual GYEO Summit Call for Proposals is a competitive process open to all interested applicants working to advance youth economic opportunities. Summit speakers raise awareness about their work, share knowledge and encourage collaboration in our sector through practical, hands-on breakout sessions that connect to the Summit’s theme and technical tracks.

Staff Development Must Include Youth Development, Especially in South Asia

YouthToday
Investing in youth from an early age can be a slow and difficult process, but its benefits can be far-reaching, especially from a staff development point of view.
 

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