Low-income youth -- one of the world's largest and most vulnerable populations -- need new tools to achieve social and economic development. A small yet growing number of practitioners, policymakers, and scholars are exploring whether savings services could be one such tool. Evidence from the asset-building field in both developed and developing countries suggests savings accounts could promote youth development. More recently, the microfinance field has begun to consider whether youth savings accounts could accelerate financial inclusion efforts in the poorest nations in the world. Join the YouthSave Consortium and The MasterCard Foundation at a forum to explore whether and to what extent youth savings accounts could achieve goals at the nexus of youth development and financial inclusion. The consortium working paper "Youth Savings Accounts: Trends in Practice, Gaps in Knowledge" will also be released at this event. http://www.newamerica.net/events/2010/youth_savings_accounts
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