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Jul
24

Economic empowerment for girls: Why it matters!

Author - Temko Dorris Kirui, Global Engagement and Evaluation Intern

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Jul
17

The Road Ahead from Addis

Author - Jared Penner, Manager of Global Engagement and Evaluation, CYFI
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Jul
17

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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Jul
15

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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Jul
10

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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Jul
02

Advancing the SDGs by Creating Greater Shared Value

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

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Jun
26

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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Jun
25

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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Jun
18

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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May
06

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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Mar
17

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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Mar
15

Financial Inclusion as a Statutory Duty

During Global Money Week, the Financial Inclusion Commission released an in-depth report confirming that financial inclusion is still an issue, even in the United Kingdom, a country leading the world in financial services.

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Mar
14

Invest in tomorrow. Join the global community of young entrepreneurs.

PRESS RELEASE -FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Mar
02

Call for Session Proposals Open: 2015 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

On October 6-8, 2015, Making Cents International is hosting its 9th Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit in Washington, D.C. The Summit will assemble 460+ leading stakeholders from 70 countries that represent multiple perspectives across youth related sectors including economic development, education and health. As a result of this diversity, the summit will provide an opportunity to exchange knowledge, discuss experiences and expand professional networks.

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Feb
18

Youth Focus at Efma’s First Pan-African Retail Banking Summit

Efma hosted the first annual Pan-African Retail Banking Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 11-12, 2015. The Summit provided a forum for delegates to network and discuss the latest trends and innovations in financial inclusion in retail banking in Africa.

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Feb
18

Advancing Young People’s Financial Empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa

The 3rd Annual Conference of The Arab Banking Training Network was hosted by the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies and the Egyptian Banking Institute at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. on January 28th, 2015. The meeting brought together central banks and banking institutes representatives from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

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Feb
18

Bridging the Gap Between Youth Employment and Global Development

The United Nations Winter Youth Assembly was held in New York, USA, on February 11& 12 2015. The theme, Bridging the Gap Between Youth Employment and Global Development, catalyzed a number of interesting panel and group discussions.

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Feb
18

Startup Europe Summit: Connecting Young Entrepreneurs

Taking place in one of Europe’s entrepreneurial hubs, the Startup Europe Summit was hosted in Berlin by the Factory on the February 12-13, 2015. Attended by some of Europe’s leading startups,a1sx2_300_2015-02-18_Startup-Europe-Summit-Berlin.jpg European policymakers, venture capitalists, corporations, and startup accelerators, the discussions focused on the future of European entrepreneurship. Big name attendees included GoEurope, Blablacar, Günther Öttinger, Andrus Ansip, Neelie Kroes of the EU Commission (and the Dutch Special Envoy for Startups), Index Ventures, Startup Bootcamp, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Google.

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Feb
13

Youth Delegates Call For Economic Component in Global Citizenship Education (GCED)

The Second UNESCO Global Forum on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) was held in Paris on January 28-30, 2015. a1sx2_300_GCED-UNESCO.jpgThe Open Working Group on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has set GCED, now a priority topic, as an associated target of the main education goal due to its potential role in creating peace and sustainability throughout the world.

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Jan
28

3 Top NGOs, 1 Social Entrepreneur: Jeroo Billimoria is One of a Kind

Jeroo Billimoria, Child & Youth Finance International’s Managing Director, a1sx2_250_Jeroo_OECD-CYFI-MoU_2014_web.jpg is the only social entrepreneur with three NGOs recognized among the world’s top charitable organizations according to the latest world rankings by Global Geneva. With a highly competitive application process non-government organizations ranked in Global Geneva’s Top 500 NGO list are considered to be world leaders in their field.

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