Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the fastest growing youth populations in the world. The absolute number of working-age Africans will grow by 14 million in 2014 alone. Countries in the region are looking to take advantage of this demographic dividend—a situation where there are more working-age members of the population than dependents or non-working-age members of the population.
Apply It! Rural Webinar Series were designed as a continuation of the “Spotlight on Rural Youth” from the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. The conference convened more than 400 participants from over 50 countries and included a "Deep Dive into Economic Opportunities for Rural Youth". Below, you will find:
Learn about the latest efforts for greater financial inclusion as John Owens from Chemonics International shares updates on the growing shift from mobile money to broader digital financial services to promote financial inclusion. The broader services includes electronic funds transfers, debit/ATM cards, and agent banking.