Author

Lissa Johnson

Additional Authors

Lee, YungSoo; Ansong, David; Sherraden, Margaret S.; Chowa, Gina; Ssewamala, Fred; Zou, Li; Sherraden, Michael; Njenga, Moses; Kieyah, Joseph; Osei-Akoto, Isaac; Sharma, Sharad; Manandhar, Jyoti; Rodriguez, Catherine; Merchán, Federico; Saavedra, Juan;

Publication Date

3-1-2015

Summary

This summary presents an overview of findings from the YouthSave Project's 2015 research report Youth Savings Patterns and Performance in Columbia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal. Created in partnership with the MasterCard Foundation, YouthSave investigated the potential of savings accounts as a tool for youth development and financial inclusion in developing countries by co-designing tailored, sustainable savings products with local financial institutions and assessing their performance and development outcomes with local researchers. This study tracked account uptake, saving patterns, and savings performance in youth savings accounts in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal.

Document Type

Article

Category

Financial Inclusion

Subarea

Global Asset Building

Notes

The full report referenced in this Executive Summary is available at https://doi.org/10.7936/K7125S5W

Original Citation

Johnson, L., Lee, Y., Ansong, D., Sherraden, M. S., Chowa, A. N., Ssewamala, F., … Saavedra, J. (2015). Youth savings patterns and performance in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal: Executive summary (CSD Research Summary). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7936/K7Q81CNZ

Project

YouthSave

Keywords

youth savings, YouthSave, Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal

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