How can financial services be effectively integrated into economic opportunities programming for youth?
The SEEP Network’s Youth and Financial Services Working Group, facilitated by MEDA, recently completed a series of learning documents which highlight promising practices in youth financial services, illustrated by examples from multiple projects and stakeholders. In a series of member consultations, four topics were identified as areas of particular interest:
- Integrating youth financial services into economic opportunities programming
- Understanding usage and dormancy of youth savings accounts
- Using incentives, subsidies and complementary services to promote youth financial inclusion
- Understanding the role of parents and families in youth financial inclusion
A learning document was created to explore each topic, with full publications available here: http://www.meda.org/publications/seep-youth-and-financial-services-working-group
We will profile each in a blog entry over the coming weeks, starting with today’s topic: integrating financial services for youth into economic opportunities programming.