Posts by Jeroo Billimoria
While entrepreneurship and innovation have long been seen by many governments as significant factors for economic growth and job creation, it is not until recently that policy makers have started to focus on youth entrepreneurship. Many also consider youth entrepreneurship as one solution to youth unemployment, a problem which, associated by stagnant economic growth, is posing threats to public confidence and the long-term health of economies in many developed countries.
NextThought Monday: Want to end poverty? Bring financial education and empowerment to the youth, says Jeroo Billimoria
Until recently, the financial industry tended to dismiss the thought of young people as necessary customers. Many still feel that youth should be protected, that they don’t need to learn about finance until later in life. On the contrary: to eradicate poverty, we have to ensure that every child is financially capable and included, says Jeroo Billimoria of Child and Youth Finance International.