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Equity Bank Group Youth Banking

Equity Bank

Equity Bank Group Youth Banking was presented under the Financial Services and Capabilities Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Equity Bank discusses how they use various types of technologies to facilitate the delivery of youth financial services. 

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Presentation

FINCA DRC Pilot Phase Experience With PoS Agency Network to Deliver Financial Services to Youth

FINCA-DRC

FINCA DRC Pilot Phase Experience With PoS Agency Network to Deliver Financial Services to Youth was presented under the Financial Services and Capabilities Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. FINCA DRC explores the benefits of using technology to reach youth. 

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Freedom from Hunger Ecuador Counting on Technology to Deliver Financial Services to Youth: Lessons and Applications

Freedom From Hunger

Freedom from Hunger Ecuador Counting on Technology to Deliver Financial Services to Youth: Lessons and Applications was presented under the Financial Services and Capabilities Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Freedom from Hunger discusses how technology can contribute to the effective access and use of financial services.

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Presentation

SBI Alternative Delivery Channels Extending Banking Beyond Branches

ShoreBank International

SBI Alternative Delivery Channels Extending Banking Beyond Branches was presented under the Financial Services and Capabilities Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. How SBI is helping UBL Omni build a sustainable BB platform that offers inclusive financial services is discussed. 

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Presentation

FINCA DRC Programmatic Summary Information

FINCA

FINCA DRC Programmatic Summary Information was presented under the Financial Services and Capabilities Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. FINCA is a global microfinance network that provides loans to low-income entrepreneurs, so that they can create jobs, build wealth and improve their standard of living. An overview of FINCA DRC's program which offers credit products and voluntary savings to youth is provided. 

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Paper

Equity Bank One Pager

Equity Bank

The Equity Bank One Pager was presented under the Financial Services and Capabilities Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. A background on Equity Bank, a commercial bank based in Nairobi, Kenya is discussed. 

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Paper

First Middle Eastern Microfinance Bank Puts Youth First

Al-Amal Microfinance Bank and Making Cents International

A pioneer in Islamic microfinance, Al-Amal Microfinance Bank (Al-Amal) was established in October 2008 as the first microfinance bank in Yemen. Dedicated to providing poor micro- entrepreneurs with access to financial services, Al-Amal targets youth and women with microcredit, savings, and insurance, among other services. To date, Al-Amal has developed two youth-friendly products, Youth Fund (credit) and Child Savers (savings).

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Case Study

Making Financial Services and Business Skills Development Available to African Children and Youth: Accomplishments and Limitations of Research and Monitoring

Plan International

This case study examines Plan International’s “Making Financial Services and Business Skills Development Available to African Children and Youth” project, which has sought to create unique opportunities for youth to actively and independently improve their own living conditions in Niger, Sierra Leone, and Senegal. The project focuses on the Village Savings and Loan (VSL) savings and lending methodology as the primary financial service delivery mechanism, which places a premium on savings and building personal assets and minimizes risk through small pools of capital and small loans with no requirement that group members borrow.

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Case Study

Save the Children Youth Financial Services: Adolescent Girls Project

Save the Children USA

This case study describes the Kishoree Kontha (Adolescent Girls’ Voices) Project implemented by Save the Children in 5 sub-districts of southern Bangladesh. The goal of this intervention is to link savings schemes with other non-financial services, such as health and education, to allow rural adolescent girls ages 10-19 to build human, social and economic assets. Save the Children uses tailored youth-inclusive market research tools to develop and effectively deliver appropriate financial and non-financial products and services.

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Case Study

Using Innovative Partnerships and Market Research to Link Financial Education and Savings Products for Girls

Microfinance Opportunities (MFO)

Through the Savings and Economic Empowerment grant, funded by the Nike Foundation, MFO formed innovative partnerships to support three grantees in five countries to develop financial education materials that will reinforce savings behaviors and savings products for adolescent girls. If adolescent girls and young women have access to high quality, low cost savings accounts, supported by financial education, not only will their propensity to save increase, but their attitudes towards and management and use of money will undergo a lifelong change.

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Case Study

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