Posts by Laura Muñoz Pérez
Building the Business Case for Youth Financial Services: UNCDF, MasterCard Foundation provide lessons for financial services providers
Of the 1.2 billion youth in the world, 130 million are out of school, 45 percent live on less than US $2 a day, and 50 percent do not participate in the labor force. Is there a business case for creating financial products for them? YouthStart tested approaches for serving low-income young people in a sustainable manner, and their recent report aims to inform successful long- term strategy for financial service providers.