By Alejandra Montes and Dasha Kosmynina, Save the Children
At the second annual Child and Youth Finance International(CYFI) Summit awards ceremony last week in Istanbul, Colombia received an award for Global Money Week 2013, a week long set of activities in which “children and youth from across the world learn about saving, banking, giving back to the community and sparking their entrepreneurial spirit,” organized by the CYFI movement. According to CYFI, 80 countries, 185 institutions, and 1 million children officially participated in over 1000 organized activities throughout Global Money Week, which ran from March 15 to 21, 2013.
By Eric Tyler, New America Foundation
Over the holidays, in an independent supplement to USA Today, the voices of four YouthSave account holders came to the forefront. The special edition was focused on “Investing in Asia”, and the YouthSave participants’ insights were highlighted in a questionnaire. In the piece, two girls and two boys aged 12 to 15 living in Nepal revealed meaningful financial aspirations and captured how saving was important to achieving these goals.
By William Elliott, New America Foundation & The Center for Social Development
This post was orginally published on The Ladder.
Academic research is sometimes said to “collect dust on the shelf.” A recently published report shows this is not always the case.
The Assets and Education Initiative at the University of Kansas’ School of Social Welfare and the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis, along with their partners, bridge this gap between research and application. By producing solid research and engaging with policymakers, practitioners, and advocates, AEDI and CSD inform policy initiatives and bring their research to practice.