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Finding the Right Mix: Building financial capability through multiple “Touch Points”

August 30, 2013

Youth Savings Specialist Ryan Newton guest blogged for Youth Economic Opportunities to share Women’s World Banking’s experience in designing financial education programs specifically for youth.

Profile of a Women’s World Banking Fellow: Ines Marino

August 29, 2013

Summer intern Melisa recently sat down with Ines Marino and talked about her experience as a Fellow for Women’s World Banking.

Profile of a Women’s World Banking Fellow: Sandy Salama

August 26, 2013

By Melisa Socorro-Nunez, Global Marketing and Communications Intern August 26,2013 Global Marketing and Communications summer intern Melisa had the opportunity to chat with Sandy Salama, who just arrived from Cairo to New York for her two-year fellowship at Women’s World Banking. M: Tell me a little bit about yourself. What is your background? Where are you from? S: I’m from…

When can we start? The financial education needs of low-income garment factory employees in India

August 21, 2013

What are the financial lives of low-income garment employees like? This was one of the questions driving the research Women’s World Banking conducted in India during the early part of 2013.

A guide on how to serve youth through savings accounts

August 16, 2013

All this week Women’s World Banking has been focusing on our youth savings work in honor of International Youth Day 2013. To cap it off, we’d like to share our extensive and interactive guide for deposit-taking microfinance institutions looking to offer or improve a youth savings program for their market.

Lenege! Thinking about tomorrow for youth in Ethiopia and beyond

August 15, 2013

By Ryan Newton, Senior Associate, Youth Savings August 15, 2013  “In the past, when I had money in my hand, I just go out and spend, but now whenever I get money, I just run and come here to save it.”  – Lenege girl saver The next stop in our youth savings journey was Ethiopia, with our network member PEACE…

Mía! Girls save for the future in the Dominican Republic

August 14, 2013

Today we’re sharing the blogpost we wrote for microlinks back in 2012 about the youth savings product we developed in the Dominican Republic with network member Banco ADOPEM.

What do girls want?

August 13, 2013

In 2008, Women’s World Banking began working with XacBank in Mongolia to develop a youth savings and financial education program, with support from the Nike Foundation, as part of the Girl Effect initiative.

Celebrating International Youth Day with a look at Youth Savings Programs

August 12, 2013

In honor of this day, Women’s World Banking will be highlighting its youth savings work, which has implications for youth around the world – including migrants, which are the theme of this year’s Youth Day.

Higher stock prices: the case for gender diversity

August 8, 2013

A new study from Thomson Reuters finds that companies with gender-diverse boards perform better than companies with zero women on their board. This echoes what the Center for Microfinance Leadership has known all along: that diverse perspectives lead to stronger decisions and healthier institutions…


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