Fundacion Paraguaya and Making Cents International
Building a Future Together: Targeting Young Clients at Fundacion Paraguaya was presented under the Financial Services and Capabilities track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. The possibilities for a long-term relationship with a huge new market of under-banked clients is perhaps one of the most compelling reasons to enter the youth market. Relatively few MFIs target youth or provide them with microloans. Usually, youth clients are considered riskier because they are less experienced in business.
Reaching Sustainability: A Case Study was presented under the Financial Services and Capabilities track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Enlace, along with CRS examine the financial sustainability of Enlace's youth products and developed a plan to reach sustainability within one to one-and-a-half years, using a combination of the following activities: recruiting more youth clients into savings groups, increasing the number of external loan clients in the saving groups, and increasing loan amounts.
The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) is pleased to announce the launch of its new youth training strategy, Give Youth a Chance: An Agenda for Action at Making Cents International's 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. MIF general manager Nancy Lee will discuss the key lessons learned from past projects, and present highlights of the new strategy, including the New Employment Opportunities initiative, a public-private alliance that will bring successful youth training models to one million youth in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
18 years have passed since the MIF began working with youth in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since then, a whole new generation has been born. The risks this generation faces are formidable: those who lack skills and connections will often be shut out of the formal economy. Fortunately, the opportunities rival the risks. The energy, diversity, and potential of young people can be transformed into a vibrant engine of growth for the region. The MIF remains committed to the critical goals of supporting access to jobs and business opportunities for this new generation of youth.
Este blog fue escrito por Samuel González y Adrián Moreno de la Fundación E, una ONG que promueve el emprendimiento de jóvenes en Latinoamérica, Norteamérica y España. Se trata de su estrategia de emprendimiento para jóvenes. Este tema y otros relacionados con el incremento de Oportunidades Económicas para Jóvenes serán exploradas con ponentes plenarios, talleres interactivos y metodologías de sesiones abiertas dentro de la 6ta conferencia anual de Oportunidades Económicas Globales para Jóvenes la cual tomara lugar del 11 al 13 de Septiembre de 2012 en el Centro de Conferencias del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. Financieras, Fondos, Organizaciones no gubernamentales, Investigadores, Profesionales y otros agentes estarán trabajando en estos temas, estas invitado a registro en www.YouthEconomicOpportunities.org
This report shows the education and employment situation of young people in Latin America. It includes a description of the most important indicators, an analysis on the causes and consequences, and challenges youth access to productive and decent work poses to governments and other stakeholders in the region. Lastly, it discusses possible courses of action.
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Citi Foundation invite Expressions of Interest (EOI) submissions from teams of researchers and practitioners to conduct rigorous research on product design, incentives and product-linked financial education interventions aimed at improving the way low- to moderate-income individuals manage their money. EOI applications are due Friday, October 19, 2012 by 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time.