Folder SEEP Youth and Financial Services Working Group

Effective Integration of Financial Services into Economic Opportunities Programming for Youth

Effective Integration of Financial Services into Economic Opportunities Programming for Youth
This paper is one in a series of Promising Practices Briefs written and commissioned by the SEEP Network’s Youth and Financial Services Working Group. These documents explore innovations and address operational issues in the promotion of effective financial services for youth. Topics were selected during a series of consultations held with Working Group members in January 2015.

Incentives, Subsidies, and Complementary Services to Promote Youth Financial Inclusion

Incentives, Subsidies, and Complementary Services to Promote Youth Financial Inclusion
This paper is one in a series of Promising Practices Briefs written and commissioned by the SEEP Network’s Youth and Financial Services Working Group. These documents explore innovations and address operational issues in the promotion of effective financial services for youth. Topics were selected during a series of consultations held with Working Group members in January 2015.

SEEP Youth and Financial Services Working Group: Understanding Youth and Their Financial Needs

SEEP Youth and Financial Services Working Group: Understanding Youth and Their Financial Needs
Understanding Youth and their Financial Needs publication provides deep insights into the financial decision-making behaviors of youth (e.g., spending, saving, and borrowing) at three different levels—the client level, market segmentation level, and institutional level—and shows how these behaviors can inform the design of financial and education support services. At the client level, the synthesis examines youth financial behaviors that are influenced by young people's income flows, expected contributions to their families, and experience and perception of formal financial services. At the institutional level, it examines how different market segments (e.g., current life stage and/ or age, gender, enrollment status, and geographic location) affect youth financial behaviors and consequently the design of both delivery mechanisms and products.

Insights into the money flows and financial behaviors of youth provide an important launching point for FSPs to design appropriate and sustainable youth-friendly products. They can also serve as a reference for policy makers seeking to develop, promote, or strengthen new or existing youth programs within their respective countries.

The Role of Parents and Families in Youth Financial Inclusion

The Role of Parents and Families in Youth Financial Inclusion
This paper is one in a series of Promising Practices Briefs written and commissioned by the SEEP Network’s Youth and Financial Services Working Group. These documents explore innovations and address operational issues in the promotion of effective financial services for youth. Topics were selected during a series of consultations held with Working Group members in January 2015.

Usage and Dormancy

Usage and Dormancy
This paper is one in a series of Promising Practices Briefs written and commissioned by the SEEP Network’s Youth and Financial Services Working Group. These documents explore innovations and address operational issues in the promotion of effective financial services for youth. Topics were selected during a series of consultations held with Working Group members in January 2015.