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

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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Latvians gradually change their financial habits

10 June 2015, Riga - Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) together with collaboration partners have summarized annual results regarding implementation of the National Strategy for Financial Literacy in Latvia 2014-2020. The first year shows good progress in performance of almost all indicators.

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Economic Citizenship for Conflict Affected Youth

Economic Citizenship for Conflict Affected Youth

Authors: Alberto Sostre and Shaireen Moon, Interns, Global Engagement and Evaluation, Child & Youth Finance International

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WSBI and CYFI establish partnership to promote financial inclusion and empower young people

Amsterdam 6 May 2015 – WSBI, the global voice of retail and savings banks, and Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), the world’s largest movement dedicated to enhancing the financial capabilities of children and youth, have signed a memorandum of understanding to formalise their ongoing collaboration. The partners will work together to empower children and youth aged 8–30 years around the world, particularly those who are vulnerable and marginalized, by increasing their financial and social capabilities, developing livelihoods, and improving their access to appropriate financial services – enabling them to build their assets and invest in their own futures.

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Why girls matter: Integrated Programs for the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls

Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI)'s Second CYFI Network Brief

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