Press Release: Nueva Investigación de Save the Children Demuestra Que los Adolescentes de Países Pobres Quieren Ahorrar Más Dinero
“La percepción es que los adolescentes que viven en situación de pobreza (es decir, con menos de dos dólares diarios) no tienen dinero, y mucho menos dinero para ahorrar,” afirmó Rani Deshpande, directora del programa YouthSave de Save the Children, que realizó el estudio sobre el ahorro de los jóvenes. “Sorprendentemente, nuestra investigación demuestra que eso no es cierto”.
*This press release was originally distributed by Save the Children
November 2, 2010, Kathmandu, Nepal - An agreement was signed between Save the Children and Bank of Kathmandu Ltd. today; formally launching the YouthSave project in Nepal. Mr. Brian J. Hunter, Country Director of Save the Children, and Mr. Ajay Shrestha, Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Kathmandu Ltd., signed on the agreement.
November 23, 2010, Washington, D.C. - One-third of the global population is under the age of 19, but less than ten percent have access to financial services. Recognizing the important social, economic and behavioral impacts that access to tailored savings and asset-building tools have on youth's opportunities to prosper, YouthSave - a consortium of youth and microfinance focused NGOs - today launched www.youthsave.org. YouthSave.org is an online resource dedicated to the experiences and research of the YouthSave Project, as well as broader information on youth savings accounts around the globe.
Making Cents International Recognizes Corrinne Ngurukie for Her Contributions to Advancing Youth Economic Opportunities
At last month’s Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, hosted by Making Cents International, seven individuals were recognized for their commitment and tremendous contributions to the field. YouthSave’s very own Africa Regional Technical Advisor for Save the Children, Corrinne Ngurukie was chosen among nominations received from the 400 conference participants as a member of this impressive cohort...
"Among Trivelli’s many accomplishments at IEP, she also co-managed Proyecto Capital, an initiative to link conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs with financial inclusion strategies. A recent report by the Global Assets Project highlights Ms. Trivelli’s valuable insights on this emerging concept, which she shared during our Savings-linked CCT colloquium last November."
By Rodrigo Sermeno, New America Foundation
We are pleased to announce that the YouthSave project has just released its latest quarterly newsletter highlighting recent blog posts, reports, speaking engagements, upcoming events, and other relevant information from YouthSave consortium members and our partners over the last three months. To access this quarter’s newsletter click here.
August 2, 2011: Director of YouthSave, Rani Deshpande served as a panelist for a June 26th event for YouthStart, a UNCDF-MasterCard Foundation initiative. The event highlighted key findings in youth financial service-focused market research across three initiatives: YouthStart, YouthSave, and Women's World Banking. Click here to read more about the event.
June 28, 2011: World Savings Banks Institute's "News & Views" May 2011 edition was released and includes an interview with YouthSave Director Rani Deshpande. Click here to read the interview, which can be found on page 15.