Oct. 8, 2015
Download the full publication: YouthSave 2010-2015: Findings from a Global Financial Inclusion Partnership
"Findings from a Global Financial Inclusion Partnership" presents a concise summary of the knowledge generated and the lessons learned from the activities of this five-year project.
The introductory chapter provides an overview of the YouthSave Project, its inception, goals, and results. Additionally it outlines the project's synthesis publication "Findings from a Global Financial Inclusion Partnership."
"YouthSave Implementation Context" provides key background information that will help the reader understand the environments in which the project operated.
"Who Saves and How" covers the high-level results from the Savings Demand Assessment analysis, the largest dataset on demographic and transaction information ever assembled on youth savers.
"The Ghana YouthSave Experiment" highlights the key results of the Ghana Experiment, which sought to evaluate the psychosocial, educational, health, and financial capability-related impacts of youth savings.
"Voices of Youth, Parents, and Stakeholders on Youth Saving" provides an overview of the project’s qualitative work, told in the first-person voices of the young savers themselves and some of their parents and other influential adults.
"Design and Delivery of Youth Savings Accounts" describes of factors that financial institutions should note when entering the youth market.
"YouthSave Financial Education Programming Results" charts the successes and challenges of the project’s financial education activities.
"Key Lessons on the Implementation of the Research Agenda in YouthSave" provides overall lessons in conducting a large multi-country research project.
"More than a Means to an End" shares insights about building effective partnerships among organizations from diverse countries and vastly different sectors and with different institutional cultures.
"A Framework to Analyze the Business Case for Youth Saving" examines the role of youth savings accounts in the business strategy of commercial financial institutions.
"Policy Lessons from YouthSave" explores how youth savings can serve as a tactic to advance the larger youth development strategies that developing country governments are increasingly pursuing, as well as the policy challenges of this tactic.
"YouthSave Overall Research Lessons" suggests directions for further research based on YouthSave learnings.