Monday, December 19, 2011
"So if reminders are powerful in impacting behavior change, then let’s close with a poignant one for financial literacy practitioners: 'to truly be successful, financial education has to address the behavioral side of money because that is absolutely the biggest piece of the puzzle.'"
Friday, December 16, 2011
According to Mr. Abeywickrema, “the Bank is aiming for greater inclusion, making the youth of the country active stakeholders and partners in economic development. These efforts will contribute to [young people’s] own progress, resulting in a trickle-down effect towards greater sustainability of the banking and finance industry in Sri Lanka that is driven by [our] Corporate Commercial Responsibility.” Certainly, this initiative is well-timed, given Sri Lanka’s three decades of youth uprisings, fueled in large part by educated youth that became disenfranchised from the lack of economic opportunities.
Battling the Global Youth Bulge - Mobile Phones Create New Connections Between Youth and Economic Opportunity
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
"Youth bulge. This somewhat alarming phrase is used by many to describe hoards of disenfranchised youth as jobless, looking for trouble, and a population ready to explode. However, other social entrepreneurs are using mobile technology to transform this population into what Ambassador Steinburg preferred to identify at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference as a 'demographic dividend,' or a population that could be a driver of macro-economic growth rather than a looming liability."
Monday, November 14, 2011