Learn about the latest efforts for greater financial inclusion as John Owens from Chemonics International shares updates on the growing shift from mobile money to broader digital financial services to promote financial inclusion. The broader services includes electronic funds transfers, debit/ATM cards, and agent banking.
mLearning has a crucial role to play in improving the education and life prospects of young people in emerging markets. This report explores the day-to-day lives of young people and gives voice to their aspirations, employment and learning needs. It demonstrates that the time is right for the mobile industry, international development community and Governments to collaborate and create services that will have a profound, lifelong impact on the lives of young people. With a focus on Ghana, Morocco, Uganda and India, researchers listened to more than 1,200 young people.
Women's World Banking, Silatech, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Sanabel are pleased to invite you to the “Why Youth Savings & How?” workshop, to be held on Wednesday, November 20 from 14:00-16:00 in conjunction with Women’s World Banking’s Building Women-Focused Finance: The Global Local Experienceconference in Amman, Jordan.
This article is the final installment in the blog series, Exploring the Business Case of Youth Savings. The series presents views on the business case for youth inclusive financial services. You will hear from financial service practitioners, policy-makers, and advocates from around the world.
This article summarizes findings also presented in the 2013 Global Assets Project policy brief, “Accelerating Access: The Movement Toward Mobile Solutions to Youth Financial Inclusion” by Zimmerman et al., published by the New America Foundation.
While there is industry consensus that financial capability services are necessary, the jury is still out on the most effective mix of format, content and delivery and how to make it sustainable. At Women's World Banking, we address these questions in all of our youth savings work and propose new thinking around financial capability services.