YouthSave Events

Extending the Frontiers of Financial Inclusion to Children and Youth in Ghana

Adadzewa Otoo, Save the Children
Friday, January 24, 2014

On December 18, 2013, the YouthSave Project in Ghana put the issue of youth financial inclusion squarely on the national agenda with its second widely-attended multi-stakeholder conference.

Child Finance Meeting Brings Voices From Around the World

Katie Stalter, Center for Social Development
Friday, February 22, 2013

"Discussion centered on combining education with access – how to reach children, who will teach them and which products will appeal to young consumers. CYFI’s charge, once they determine content and delivery methods, is to take the efforts to scale."

Experts Converge on Beijing to Discuss Lifelong Asset Building

Katie Stalter, Center for Social Development
Friday, January 25, 2013

"All of this experience can inform innovations in the United States and elsewhere. It seems likely that universal and progressive asset-based policies will play a larger role in many countries in the years ahead."

Takeaways & Best Practices from the CYFI Regional Meeting for the Americas and the Caribbean

Alejandra Montes & Catherine Rodriguez Orgales, Save the Children & Universidad de los Andes
Monday, November 12, 2012

"NGOs and other providers may thus have a different role to play, such as supporting the education community and local schools to deliver the financial education content with quality, complementing the delivery of financial education through informal mechanisms such as SMS or edutainment, supporting monitoring and evaluation, or working in advocacy at the policy level."

Kathmandu - A Dramatic Setting for First PLP Training on Youth Financial Services

Jennifer Denomy, MEDA
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"In a room where everyone had experience and ideas to share on youth financial services (YFS), the session provided an opportunity for in-depth discussion on common topics and set the stage for YouthSave’s third Learning and Exchange event."

Multi-Stakeholder Meeting Highlights Youths' Experience with Saving

Nicole Tosh, New America Foundation
Friday, September 14, 2012


"Access to formal saving channels seems to have motivated Nepali youths to develop saving habits. Even though pre­teens and teens tend to keep their surplus money for future use, especially in piggy banks, access to organised depositing agencies culminate it into saving habits.”

Personal Reflections from YouthSave’s Learning & Exchange Conference in Kathmandu

Rani Deshpande, Save the Children
Friday, September 7, 2012

"Perhaps my favorite quote from the meeting came from Raju Shrestha, a YouthSave product champion at Bank of Kathmandu, when he said,  'It’s really nice to be able to stop talking about plans on paper, and start talking about what we did.'”

Insights and Takeaways from the Event "Youth and Their Money"

Ashley Alman, New America Foundation
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

You probably brush your teeth every morning, a habit you started developing as soon as you were able to hold your own tooth brush. So, what if we applied the same logic to asset building – that as soon as you could grasp a handful of change, you started saving?

Members of the YouthSave Consortium and other youth finance experts gathered at New America yesterday to argue that this logic can – and should – be applied to today’s youth.

Next Steps in Youth Savings: Policies, Products & Profitability

Eric Tyler, New America Foundation
Monday, July 30, 2012


"Despite this, when it comes to youth savings, there is still a demand to “crack the profitability nut” and to better understand the social impact of these products in the short and long term."


Youth and Their Money: New Insights on the Financial Lives of Youth in Developing Countries


A third of the global population today is under the age of 19, with 90 percent of these young people living in developing countries and 45 percent living on less than $2 a day. More than ever, young people need the tools to manage their financial lives and, especially,  accumulate savings -- opening up economic opportunities and impacting their attitudes and behaviors over the course of their lives.