Forging the right partnerships between Financial Service Providers (FSPs), Youth Serving Organizations (YSOs), and other key stakeholders, such as schools and local government, can be a key factor to successfully and sustainably serving youth clients.
However, partnerships are not always the answer. This post explores whether or not to partner, as well as the nature of partnerships themselves.
The 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference program is now available for you to review. The 2013 event will contain two Spotlights: "Opportunities for Rural Youth"focuses on how to support youth in rural areas. "Power of Technology" showcases how to utilize technology in your programming. The conference will take place September 10-12, 2013 in Washington, DC. Click here to view the interactive program. The 2013 “State of the Field” Publication is also available online. Click here to access the latest publication.
Making Cents International's Collaborative Learning and Action
Sep 10, 2013 (12:00am) to Sep 12, 2013 (12:00am)
The annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference is the premier learning event for practitioners, policy-makers, funders, private sector companies, technical assistance providers, researchers, educators, government representatives, and youth leaders working to increase economic opportunities for young people.
In a mid-March Youth Financial Inclusion Workshop for the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region, organized by Silatech and CGAP, participants debated how to respond to staggeringly low financial inclusion among youth ages 15-24, a population that hold financial accounts at less than half the rate of the developing economy average. Discussion centered on the value of efforts to expand and target youth access. Tim Nourse, of Making Cents International, shared the emerging recommendations that respond to the debate.
Save the Children in partnership with the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis, the New America Foundation, and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
Learning to earn, use, and save money is viewed widely in higher income countries as an important step in preparing youth to become socially and financially competent adults. However, little evidence exists regarding the impact of financial assets on youth development—particularly educational, health, and psychosocial outcomes—in lower income countries.
This year, between March 15th – 21st, there will be a child who will walk into a bank for the very first time. Across the world, there will be another child who will be having a conversation about finance with the governor of the central bank. In a neighbouring country, a teenager will be preparing to talk to her peers about the enterprise she and her classmates had set up. Later during the week, all of these children will share their stories with one another through a web chat. Such is the power of the Global Money Week.
Understanding Child Time Use An Introduction to a Measurement Tool was presented under the Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. FHI 360 discusses their tool, which is designed to yield unique insights on youth behaviors and attitudes in how they spend their time and money.
Understanding How Youth Spend Their Time and Money: Lessons from Useful Research Tools was presented under the Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Freedom from Hunger discusses their initiative, Advancing Integrated Microfinance for Youth (AIM Youth).