Gateway Guide to Youth Financial Inclusion

Date Published: 
Mar 2018

New and updated resources on financial services for children and youth

Youth with cellphone, Bhutan. Photo credit: Anindya Majumdar, 2017 CGAP Photo Contest.Youth with mobile phone, Bhutan. Photo credit: Anindya Majumdar, 2017 CGAP Photo Contest.

Why is financial inclusion for children and youth important? What are the barriers to financial inclusion for young people? Can providing youth financial services be sustainable for financial service providers?

These are some of the frequently asked questions which are answered on the Gateway’s newly updated Youth and Children topic page, developed in collaboration with Child and Youth Finance International. Besides the FAQs, the new resources also include a list of Recommended Reading and a guide to the various resources available on the topic, from  international guidelines, recommendations and principles, to organizations, programs, campaigns and initiatives all related to youth financial inclusion.

In this Gateway Guide, we present you with the latest publications on youth financial services, entrepreneurship and employment, and financial education.

Quiz: Gateway Quiz: How In Touch Are You With the Youth of Today? (Aug 2017)
1. Exploring the Economic and Social Motivations for Child and Youth Friendly Banking: Practices from Georgia, Lebanon, Tanzania and Yemen
Survey findings on the decision-making factors for providers serving the youth market
Dec 2017,
Child and Youth Finance International
2. Children and Finance: Consumer Protection and Security of Savings and Payments
Overview of recommendations, guidelines and best practices
Oct 2017, 
Child and Youth Finance International, National Agency for Financial Studies (NAFI)
3. Safer Payment Products for Minors: Guiding Minors Towards Financial Autonomy
Guide to 10 recommended practices in developing payment products for youth
Mar 2017,
Child and Youth Finance International, Mastercard
1. Financing Youth Entrepreneurship in Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities
How banks and other financial institutions for expanding their financing of entrepreneurial youth operating in the agricultural space.
May 2017, Agricultural Finance Support Facility (AgriFin)
2. Youth Economic Opportunity Ecosystem Analysis: Uganda Country Report
Comprehensive assessment of youth employment and demand for financial services
Dec 2016, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
3. Exploring the Linkages Between Youth Financial Inclusion and Job Creation: Evidence From the ILO School-to-Work Transition Surveys 
Analysis of new data on youth access to finance and employment
Oct 2016, International Labour Organization (ILO)
1. Effectiveness and Sustainability of Social and Financial Education for Youth
Findings based on 28 studies in 20 countries conducted since 2011
May 2017, Aflatoun International
2. Insights into Financial Behavior and Knowledge of Children and Youth in Selected Countries from South-Eastern Europe
Survey findings on youth financial literacy, money management and attitudes
May 2017, Child and Youth Finance International

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