By Tanaya Kilara, CGAP
The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion recently released fascinating demographic data through the ‘Mapping the Invisible Market’ project, as part of their Financial Inclusion 2020 Campaign. It sketches a picture of the world in 2020 building on existing economic and demographic data, and draws implications for financial inclusion.
I do a lot of work on youth. Some of the data really caught my eye and even challenged some of my assumptions about priorities for youth financial services.
Keeping Youth Financial Services from Becoming Risky Business: Highlights from YouthSave's Risk Monitoring Strategy
By: Courtney James, Save the Children
While the YouthSave project strives to enable youth to take charge of their own futures by creating viable savings opportunities, it is also proactively working to mitigate any potential risks that may be associated with providing youth the opportunity and tools to save, by developing risk management strategies to continuously assess, mitigate, and monitor potential risks.
By Katie Stalter, Center for Social Development
This was originally posted on The Center for Social Development's site.
Asset building policy is rapidly increasing throughout Asia in response to rising inequality and aging populations.
The Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis partnered with Peking University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University to host a conference on strategies and innovations for asset building. This conference, held at Peking University in mid-November, reviewed research on asset building initiatives, a growing interest throughout Asia.
By: Anjana Ravi, New America Foundation
Child and Youth Finance International has recently announced the start of its Youth Global Movement in which children and youth can make their voices heard and take action in reshaping the future of finance. A major part of the Movement involves the Youth Awards Championship. CYFI is inviting schools, community centers, and individual youths around the globe to submit applications for awards in the following three categories: