Making Cents brought together 25 youth-serving and microfinance practitioners from around the globe for a collaborative course to identify, understand and address the need youth have to access finance. A key outcome of the courses was the identification of the 14 principles or guidelines for creating financial products or programs that link youth to financial services.
Making Cents Hosts Second Annual Global Youth Enterprise Conference.
The 2008 Global Youth Enterprise Conference convened 350 representatives from 189 organizations in 50 countries to discuss: 1) Market-Driven Approaches; 2) Effective Methodologies and Practices for Monitoring, Evaluating, and Conducting Impact Assessments; and 3) Youth-Inclusive Financial Services. Through these technical themes, conference participants engaged in action-based learning on topics such as youth financial services, working with adolescent girls, and implementing initiatives in conflict-affected environments. The conference has led to the formation of new partnerships; the acquisition of new technical skills; and the dissemination of lessons learned, promising practices, and innovative ideas. For further information, visit the Global Youth Enterprise Conference website at: www.youtheconomicopportunities.org