What’s in the News?


6 June, 2014.  UNCDF’s article  YouthStart Creating Economic Opportunities for Youth highlights its program in Uganda.

2 June, 2014.  UNCDF’s  YouthStart Star goes to ACSI in Ethiopia and looks at the transformation of ACSI into a savings-led FSP with positive impacts for the youth program called Raey account

27 August,2012. CGAP releases study on “Emerging Perspectives on Youth Savings”, examining the role of finance in the lives of low-income youth in developing countries.

2 July,2012.  New youth savings program launched in Yemen. Al-Amal Microfinance Bank (AMB) and Al-Kuraimi Islamic Microfinance Bank (KIMB) in Yemen to provide financial access to tens of thousands of young Yemenis through an innovative new youth savings program.

25 May,2012. Beyond Smith and Keynes: Econ Students Explore Microfinance.  A rising junior at the University of Notre Dame, said this summer he is interested in researching the effects of microfinance on rural communities not familiar with such services.

2 November,2012. Peer-to-Peer Microfinance Empowers Young Entrepreneurs. United Youth Development Organization (UYDO) focuses on providing microloans only to young people.

31 August,2009.  Bandhan microfinance targets unemployed youth. Kolkata-based microfinance institution Bandhan has recently launched a new product for the unemployed youth called “Employing the Unemployed”.