Banking a New Generation: Developing Responsible Retail Banking Products for Children & Youth

Child & Youth Finance International, MasterCard

The Guide is intended to help decision makers, product owners and all stakeholders in the product development process understand the impact of working with children and youth, and to provide guidelines on how to develop appropriate innovative banking and payment products, while respecting and supporting children’s rights. The Guide is a combined effort by global strategic partners Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), MasterCard and the wider CYFI Movement.

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East Africa Dairy Development Project: Profiles of Progress

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
This profile is on Paul Kimeni Muchai who participates in the East Africa Dairy Development Project. The project provides training, veterinary care, financial services, and access to a chilling plant—allowing farmers to pool their milk and increase their income
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Case Study

Connecting the World’s Poorest People to the Global Economy


This paper examines emerging lessons from eight pilot projects that CARE International conducted on innovative models that link informal savings groups with formal financial institutions. The pilots began in 2008 and were conducted over twelve months in the following five countries: Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Malawi. They highlight the potential that savings groups have to act as a first rung on the financial ladder for those who are otherwise excluded.

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Client Protection for Youth Clients


This technical note is intended to assist Financial Service Providers currently serving youth, planning to serve youth, or making improvements to existing services to do so in a way that ensures that youth are protected.

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Why Measuring Child-Level Impacts Can Achieve Lasting Economic Change

FHI 360

More than 600 million children in developing countries live on less than US$1 a day. Children are deeply affected by poverty, and some effects of poverty, particularly in early childhood, have life-long consequences. The fight for long-term poverty alleviation must account for children’s wellbeing in order to sustainably reduce individuals’ and communities’ vulnerability to the persistent effects of poverty.

Viable Economic Opportunities for Rural Youth: Understanding Rural Youth Perspectives and Rural Development Strategies

Making Cents International
Mar 18, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)

Webinar Speaker(s):
Dr. Nana Akua Anyidoho, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Ghana (Ghana)
Paul Sparks, Program Manager of the Research & Evaluation Unit at BRAC (Uganda)
MODERATED BY: Hillary Proctor, Senior Specialist of Capacity Building & Rural Livelihoods at Making Cents International (USA)

Building the Business Case for Youth Services

UNCDF, The MasterCard Foundation,

Demonstrating that youth are a viable market for financial service providers

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Youth Savings Workshop: Why Youth Savings & How?

Women's World Banking, Silatech, GIZ, Sanabel
Nov 20, 2013 (02:00pm)
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 Experience conference in Amman, Jordan.

Children as Stakeholders: Towards the Hard Business Case of Child Savings

Child and Youth Finance International

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.