FULL LIST OF LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN

Product Development for Girls: Girls’ Savings and Financial Education

Women's World Banking

Originally published in 2009, this case study was updated in 2012, and details how Women‟s World Banking helped its network member, XacBank of Mongolia, design and roll out savings products and financial education programs for girls ages 14 to 17.

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Case Study

Youth Employment Mexico

Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud

Youth Employment Mexico was presented by Miguel Ángel Carreón at the keynote address of the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. In his address, Carreón discusses what the Mexican Government has done in order to address the youth unemployment issue.

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Presentation

Saving for the Future: Youth Savings

Women's World Banking

Ana Laura lives in a low-income neighborhood in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. She opened her first “Mía” savings account at Banco ADOPEM in April 2011. She closely monitors the money she has in her account, keeping track of the number and size of deposits she makes.

Youth Financial Inclusion: Promising Examples For Achieving Youth Economic Empowerment

e-MFP Youth Financial Inclusion Action Group

This publication presents a dozen case studies that illustrate the range of approaches e-MFP members and partners are using to provide fi nancial and non-fi nancial services to youth. Examples from a variety of geographic, socioeconomic and regulatory contexts in Africa, Asia, South-East Europe, Latin America and the Middle East have been included. Certain programs represented in these cases cater to youth under 18 whereas others address only those aged 18 and above. The majority of the programs described here offer services to both younger and older youth.

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Paper

EPAG Impact Evaluation: Preliminary Midline Results

The World Bank

EPAG Impact Evaluation: Preliminary Midline Results  was presented under the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This presentation examines how to make school-to-work programs more “girl friendly”
throughout the project cycle and discuss what works in adolescent girl programming.

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Presentation

Advocating for Adolescent Girls in Africa & Latin America

Public Health Institute

Advocating for Adolescent Girls in Africa & Latin America was presented under the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This presentation discusses promising practices and concrete programming strategies, including:

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Presentation

Behavior Changes in Financial Capabilities for Girls in Post-Emergency Setting

Making Cents International, Fondation Digicel, and Save the Children

Behavior Changes in Financial Capabilities for Girls in Post-Emergency Setting was presented under the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Examined in this presentation are key considerations for communities, adolescent girls and staff capacity to implement a financial capabilities program in a post-emergency setting.

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Presentation

Financing Youth Entrepreneurship through Loan Guarantees

MIF and PROBIDE

Financing Youth Entrepreneurship through Loan Guarantees was presented at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference under the Financial Services and Capabilities track. Nobu Otsuka and Daniel Canseco summarize PROBIDE's loan guarantee fund. Once young entrepreneurs are trained and ready to implement their business plans, they face a major challenge: access to finance. They need small loans (not micro) and long-term finance, but a lack of collateral and credit history causes a bottleneck.

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Presentation

Loan Guarantees: An Effective Instrument for Youth Start-ups?

MIF/IDB

The MIF/IDB share an in depth analysis of the financials of the PROBIDE loan guarantee performance and how they compare to other types of financing mechanisms. Loan Guarantees: An Effective Instrument for Youth Start-ups? was presented at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference under the Financial Services and Capabilities track. 

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Presentation

“Creer para Crear” An opportunity for the youth of Peru

PROBIDE and MIF

“Creer para Crear” An opportunity for the youth of Peru was presented by Daniel Canseco Terry at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference under the Financial Services and Capabilities track. Despite advancements in youth financial services, the lack of collateral remains a key constraint for youth to access credit. Through a loan guarantee fund, PROBIDE, a Peruvian NGO, has taken on the challenge of providing long-term financing for youth start-ups.

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Presentation

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