Driving Financial Inclusion Through Innovation in Kenya

Rodrigo Sermeno, New America Foundation
Friday, July 13, 2012


"The increasing development of Kenya’s banking sector has allowed many people to have access to savings, especially those without prior access to financial services. This change has come primarily from new technologies, such as mobile phones and ATM machines, that have facilitated access to these services. In this rapidly changing environment, YouthSave’s partner, Kenya Post Office Savings Bank (Postbank), has had to work arduously to remain relevant to customers in a financial sector fundamentally different than the one a few years ago..."

What Does the ‘Business Case’ for Youth Savings Really Mean?

Tanaya Kilara, CGAP
Friday, July 6, 2012


"Providers designing and launching youth savings products are generally not making decisions based on complex financial models. This got me thinking about how we actually define the business case. Is it really about hard data or is it more about the strategic opportunities that CEOs of financial institutions see for pursuing young clients?"

YouthSave’s Multi-Stakeholder Meeting Convenes Financial Capability Experts in Colombia

Alejandra Montes Saenz, Save the Children Colombia
Friday, June 29, 2012

Colombia´s first Multi-Stakeholder Meeting brought together a diverse range of actors in the fields of financial education and financial access to discuss and share experiences, ideas, and inputs on issues that are critical for increasing youth financial capability. Four interesting themes emerged...

Increasing Economic Citizenship Among Children and Youth

Rodrigo Sermeno, New America Foundation
Saturday, June 11, 2011


"One of the main conclusions of “Children and Youth as Economic Citizens: Review of Research on Financial Capability, Financial Inclusion and Financial Education” is that theories regarding financial inclusion and education must be systematically tested if efforts are to be based on evidence. YouthSave’s current research in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal may contribute to the Working Group’s goal by shedding some light on the relationship between savings and financial education for youth. For instance, YouthSave’s study in Ghana is testing the effectiveness of savings accounts and financial education for in-school and out-of-school youth."



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