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Latest news and articles from Child & Youth Finance and the CYF Movement Network

CYFI Partner launches 'Borrow Wisely Campaign 2015'

CYFI partner, Microfinance Centre, is teaming up with 24 financial institutions to launch the second annual international Borrow Wisely Campaign. Over the next 30 days, field staff across 15 countries in Europe and Central Asia will educate thousands of existing and potential microfinance clients on how take on safe and responsible levels of debt. Why is the Campaign important?

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People's Postcode Lottery helps CYFI to economically empower children & youth!

CYFI is delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded an extra £1.575 million to long-term supported charities. Charity Name is one of 63 charities that will receive the extra £25,000 award from players of the charity lottery.

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CYFI Youth's Views on SDGs

The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 to officially adopt the Sustainable Development Goals for the next 15 years is taking place at this very moment in New York City. CYFI continues to strongly advocate for an emphasis to be places on children and youth as a specific target group to monitor and evaluate the progress of these goals, along with their associated targets and indicators.

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Can Agriculture be the solution to meet SDG Number 1 - Ending poverty?

Author: Purity Kendi Muthomi (21) from Kenya

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Gender Equality: Insights on Financial Literacy and Economic Empowerment

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Say “Yes” to financial education: An economic perspective on Education For All

Author: Diana Udriste and Angela Izvercian, Communications Interns at Child and Youth Finance International

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Child & Youth Finance International explica el estado actual de la regulación y las políticas para mejorar la inclusión financiera de la juventud

Los adolescentes en América Latina (10 - 19 años) representa en promedio 21% de la población. En algunos países, este mismo grupo representa una porción importante de la población económicamente activa, sin embargo, poco se habla de su participación en la economía de la región en términos de su inclusión en los sistemas financieros formales.

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CYFI supporting young entrepreneurs and the 8th Sustainable Development Goal

Author: Jie Xue, Innovations Coordinator

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Accessible Business Incubators – Hubs for SDG Realization!

Author: Mateja Olujic - Former CYFI Entrepreneurship Intern
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International Youth Day 2015: CYFI's Statement on the Importance of Economic Citizenship for Youth

Economic citizenship is crucial for empowering youth to take control over their financial futures and break the crippling cycles of extreme poverty, debt, and social and financial exclusion. By linking financial access with financial, social and livelihoods education, it is possible for children and youth to become empowered, responsible and engaged economic citizens.

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Youth, Stand up for Economic Citizenship!

Author - Eva Lestant, Economic & Finance student and former CYFI Intern.
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Children and the Financial Regulatory Landscape in Latin America

We are pleased to release the final version of the report on “Children and the Financial Regulatory Landscape in Latin America”, by Nohora Forero Ramírez, Floor Knoote & Sofía Ortega, of the Central Bank of Colombia and Child and Youth Finance International (resp.).

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A Journey Towards Sustainable Development

Author: Aakash Shah, CYFI Youth Committee Member.
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Economic empowerment for girls: Why it matters!

Empowering Girls

Author - Temko Dorris Kirui, Global Engagement and Evaluation Intern

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The Road Ahead from Addis

Author - Jared Penner, Manager of Global Engagement and Evaluation, CYFI
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The Benefit of Entrepreneurship Education on Youth Unemployment

Authors - Paolo Poggio, intern in the Regional & National Platforms department & Nicolò Florenzio, intern in the Financial Inclusion Department.
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Global Ye! Launch at the G20

Global Ye! Launch at the G20

Ye! Community members are very familiar with some of the challenges facing young entrepreneurs. Excessive bureaucracy and lack of financing options for youth are just some of the obstacles facing aspiring entrepreneurs in many countries across the world. So far, Ye! has been offering you direct support through our community, coaching, country pages, trainings and pitching events, but we want to go further!

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An E-commerce Success Story, the Roller-Coaster Journey of Craftsvilla

The Success Story of a Venture Capitalist turned Entrepreneur, who made his E-Commerce Company Profitable

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Advancing the SDGs by Creating Greater Shared Value

Author: Sandra Cuevas, Intern, Global Engagement and Evaluation, Child & Youth Finance International

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Access to finance for small and medium sized enterprises in the MENA region

Author: Mattijs Aartsen, Intern in Global Engagement and Evaluation, Child & Youth Finance International

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