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Efforts to Advance Financial Inclusion of Children and Youth Get Boost

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Banking a New Generation - Developing Responsible Financial Products for Children and Youth Public Consultation

A Product Development Guide for the development of Child & Youth Friendly Financial Products

Public Consultation Period

 

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goHenry – Helping teens learn how to budget and gain money confidence

Budgeting can be difficult enough for all of us, but it is a skill best learned young. If our children find their pocket money not stretching as far as they’d like, do they know how to manage it? What’s more, with a higher and higher percentage of all teens’ spending happening online, how do parents empower their children to learn great money skills in a totally different spending environment to the one in which they grew up? Let alone providing them with a safe spending solution to use online and in shops.

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Young People Offer Innovative Strategies to Promote Financial Inclusion

While many of us are simply worrying about the challenges ahead, young people are already developing innovative ways to solve them.  Whether it’s spiraling unemployment, air and water pollution, or lack of financial services, this younger generation uses their entrepreneurial mindsets, creative imaginations, and aptitude for technology to promote new strategies for change.

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3 Ways Technology is Disrupting Education

 

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JobsInNigeria – A Job Search Engine in Nigeria

How do you find your job?

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Reshaping the Future of MicroFinance

Microfinance’s greatest opportunity cost: children and youth

Editor's Note: this article originally appeared in 100MillionIdeas.org

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Next Billion Google Hangout with Jeroo Billimoria

Child & Youth Finance Founder and Managing Director Jeroo Billimoria will be a special guest of NextBillion editor James Miliitzer for a special Google Hangout.  It is scheduled for 29 January at 10:00 EST / 16:00 CET / 15:00 GMT.

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Ummeli – Youth Workforce Development Mobile Platform

Two years since it launched, Ummeli is about to reach 250 000 users, turning it into the leading workforce development mobile platform in Africa.

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Youth employment: how mobile services are facilitating job opportunities for young people in Europe

Recognizing youth unemployment as a global challenge, the Mobile for Employment team took a trip to the GSMA Brussels office to discuss issues in the European context as part of the GSMA Mobile Meetings Series.

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Game on! Gamification in banking – why and how?

Game on! In the blog post we would like to guide you through the idea of gamification and introduce IND Group’s Gamification concept.

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Young Entrepreneur Alert! 10 year old Luca save animals and sings to give hope about a better world

Young Entrepreneur Alert! 10 year old Luca save animals and sings to give hope about a better world

Young Luca Berardi may only be 10 years old, but it has not stopped him from taking action to make his change in the world. Living in Nairobi, Kenya Luca has already started an animal and wildlife preserve organization, recorded a music album about saving the world, and even written a book.

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This November, Canada is talking about money!

This November, Canada is talking about money!

Did you know that November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM) in Canada? 

FLM 2013 is the perfect time to raise public awareness and promote the importance of greater financial literacy in Canada.

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Africa’s mobile youth drive change

The sight of teenagers selling mushrooms using mobile phones is becoming a familiar one in rural Namibia. Namibia Polytechnic faculty member Maurice Nkusi, designer of a cell phone–based curriculum, told the TechDailyNews that most of these children have never even used a computer. But the rapidity with which they master new technology reflects the era in which they are living.

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Virtual Piggy: Youth Empowered, Parent Approved

Kids and teens today have grown up with the internet as a constant presence. When they’re online they want to socialize, share . . . and shop. The problem is, they don’t have a safe way to make purchases while keeping their parents in control.

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Summary of the last day of the CYFI Regional Meeting at the ECB

The last day of the Second Annual CYFI Regional Meeting for Europe and Central Asia truly went in the sign of celebration and was closed with great excitement, as European Central Bank President Mr. Mario Draghi gave a closing speech about the importance of financial inclusion and education for the health of the society and the region and got awarded by the youth of the region as the ‘Financial Inclusion Champion’ in Europe and Central Asia.

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Youth presented Mr. Draghi with Financial Inclusion Champion award

Youth presented Mr. Draghi with Financial Inclusion Champion award

ECB President Mr. Draghi Financial Inclusion Champion for Europe and Central Asia

The Youth who participated in the Second Child and Youth Finance International Regional Meeting for Europe and Central Asia presented the European Central Bank President Mr. Draghi with an award as Champion for Financial Inclusion of Europe and Central Asia.

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Daily Digest of the CYFI Regional Meeting for Europe & Central Asia at the ECB

Daily Digest of the CYFI Regional Meeting for Europe & Central Asia at the ECB

 

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The European Case: Financial Inclusion & The Prevention of the Next Financial Crisis

The European Case: Financial Inclusion & The Prevention of the Next Financial Crisis

Just a few days ago we celebrated the World Savings Day. But there are still many people who are excluded from the formal financial services and bank accounts. According to a newly made study by MasterCard, the population of unbanked and underbanked totals 93 million people in Western Europe alone.

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Countdown to the upcoming CYFI Meeting at the ECB

Countdown to the upcoming CYFI Meeting at the ECB

 

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