Scarlett Aldebot-Green

Senior Policy Analyst, Asset Building Program

Scarlett Aldebot-Green is a senior policy analyst in the Asset Building Program at New America. Particularly, she works on the program's YouthSave Initiative, currently dedicated to developing and testing savings products that are accessible to low-income youth in Colombia, Kenya, Ghana, and Nepal. Aldebot-Green also provides research and analysis on issues related to global development, poverty alleviation, youth financial inclusion, and youth rights. Previously, Aldebot-Green has worked in the fields of human rights and development, most recently at the University of Washington Center for Human Rights. She holds a J.D. and a Ph.D.

All Work

Harnessing Immigrant Small Entrepreneurship

Though they have less federal and local support, foreign-born small business owners are a necessary part of the US economy, employing 4.7m.

When Seeking to Financially Include Youth, Parents Matter

Making policy for youth financial inclusion is a tricky matter—especially in developing countries.

Cashing in on Digital Aid Payments

Recent studies point to digital payments of cash assistance for humanitarian and development aid are having an increasingly positive impact.

Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is a Wild Card for the U.S. Economy

Executive actions to provide undocumented immigrants temporary relief from deportation do not set a pathway toward permanent legal status.

Regulatory Environments for Youth Savings in the Developing World

Creating a supportive environment for youth savings requires identifying barriers and proactively crafting policy to overcome them.

A Multi-Generational Approach to Global Poverty Alleviation

Some view the youth-centric political climate as problematic, but advocates encourage inclusion as an means for opportunities.

The Business of Banking Youth

Can youth savings in the developing world be good social policy and make business sense for banks?

Investing in the American Dream

Access to financial products can be incredibly difficult for immigrants in our society. So how do we help them invest in the American Dream?