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Financial Services for Young People: Prospects and Challenges

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the economic and social obstacles low-income young people face in making successful transitions to adulthood. The ability to manage money, build assets safely and plan for the future is a core component of a larger set of economic and social assets required to achieve more sustainable livelihoods. One of The MasterCard Foundation’s earliest efforts explored how best to serve the financial needs of young people living in poverty, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Paper

Jobs for the Future

This report deals with perhaps one of the most pressing issues facing employers and employees, students and teachers, politicians and experts today: what and where are tomorrow’s jobs and what skills will they require? While it is understandably difficult to extrapolate trends, data and interviews with experts helps to inform predictions and forecast. The report looks at global trends but links also to two case studies carried out in Ghana and Vietnam.

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Report

Youth Financial Inclusion in Kenya: Co-creating a Way Forward

This study was commissioned by the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) within in the framework of the WSBI program “Working with savings banks in order to double the number of savings accounts in the hands of the poor”. This specific study relates to sharing lessons under the program.

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Report

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Video: Markus Goldstein Discusses Adolescent Girls' Empowerment

Watch Markus Goldstein, Senior Economist at the World Bank, speak about an adolescent girls' empowerment project in Uganda implemented by BRAC and the World Bank. The project focuses on providing four key elements: a safe social space for girls, life skills training, vocational training, and access to microfinance. In this video interview, Goldstein shares the promising results of rigorous impact evaluations that found that girls in the program are working more, earning more, and are 75 percent less likely to have had sex against their will.

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Video/Audio

Youth and skills: Putting education to work

With just three years to go until the deadline for the Education for All goals that were set in Dakar, Senegal, it is vitally urgent to ensure that the collective commitments made by 164 countries in 2000 are met. Lessons also need to be drawn to inform the definition of future international education goals and the design of mechanisms to make sure that all partners live up to their promises.

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Report