New Podcast: Is there a Business Case for Youth Savings Accounts? - Perspectives from YouthSave Financial Partners

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Jan. 30, 2012

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In this podcast, Payal Pathak, policy analyst for the Global Assets Project at the New America Foundation, highlights key takeaways from YouthSave’s Financial Institution Learning Exchange in Nairobi, Kenya. During the event, members of the YouthSave Project including Consortium representatives, financial institutions and researchers gathered to discuss and debate several questions emerging from the youth savings field; for example, can youth savings accounts be commercially sustainable? This is the first podcast in a series featuring interviews of the Project's financial partners who discuss how their respective banks define the business case for the YouthSave Product. 

Information presented in this podcast was derived from work of the YouthSave Project. Supported by The MasterCard Foundation, YouthSave investigates the potential of savings accounts as a tool for youth development and financial inclusion in developing countries, by co-creating tailored, sustainable savings products with local financial institutions and assessing their performance and development outcomes with local researchers. The project is an initiative of the YouthSave Consortium, led by Save the Children in partnership with the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis, the New America Foundation, and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP).