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A collection of presentations by YFS practitioners from around the world on what is different about offering services to youth. Available for download.

Empowering Rwandan Youth through Savings-led Microfinance

Presented by Catholic Relief Services, Rwanda, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2009)

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Youth Finance

Presented by Lalaine Y. Gepaya, Panabo Multi-Purpose Cooperative, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2009)

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Aflatoun Partners with FINCA Peru: MFIs & the “Next Generation”

Presented by Aflatoun and FINCA Peru at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2009)

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Partnerships for Better Health-Financial and Otherwise!

Presented by Taara Chandani, Banyan Global and Wilson Twamuhabwa, Equity Bank, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2009)

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BRAC and Youth Financial Services

Presented by BRAC at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2009)

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Market Research for Youth Financial Services

Presented by Corrinne Ngurukie, MicroSave, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2009)

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Financial Services for the Targeted Youth/Street Children

Presented by Iqbal Ahmmed, Padakhep, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2009)

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Partner Microcredit Foundation, Founded by Mercy Corps

Presented by Partner Microcredit at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2009)

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Safe and Smart Savings Products for Vulnerable Adolescent Girls in Kenya and Uganda

Presented by Karen Austrian, Population Council, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2009)

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Creating Access to Financial Services for the Youth in Sri Lanka

Presented by Chandula Abeywickrema at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2009)

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Microfinance Opportunities

Presented by Microfinance Opportunities at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2009)

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MEDA’s Youth Financial Services

Presented by Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2009)

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Pro Mujer

Presented by Pro Mujer at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2009)

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Understanding Youth Needs

Presented by Shahana Nazneen, Save the Children, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2009)

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Developing Savings Products and Financial Education Programs for Girls. Highlights from the Product Development Process

Presented by Ben Shell, Women’s World Banking, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2009)

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Youth Financial Services: Fundación Paraguaya Loan Program

Presented by Claudia Pompa, Fundación Paraguaya (2008)

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Savings Products for Vulnerable Adolescent Girls in Kenya & Uganda

Presented by Karen Austrian, Population Council, Kenya (2008)

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Theoretical and Practical Models for Expanding Financial Capability

Presented by Lissa Johnson, Washington University; Gina Chowa, University of North Carolina and Margaret Sherraden University of Missouri, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2010)

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Aflatoun Child Savings Models

Presented by Paul Moclair, Aflatoun, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2010)

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CARE Ishaka: Courage for the Future

Presented by Lauren Hendricks, CARE, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2010)

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Plan: Youth Economic Empowerment Project in West Africa

Presented by Allassane Drabo, Plan International, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2010)

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Vittana: Building a world where anyone can go to college

Presented by Nick Cain, Vittana, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2010)

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Going to Task: Using Market Research Results to Design Products for Young Clients

Presented by CHF International, Freedom from Hunger, Making Cents International, and MEDA, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2010)

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Helping Zimbabwean Youth Overcome Poverty through Savings and Internal Lending Communities

Presented by Wendy-Ann Rowe, Catholic Relief Services, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2010)

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Promoting Savings Products To Girls

Presented by Ben Shell and Ricardo Leon, Women's World Banking, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2010)

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Plenary Panel: How Do We Take Youth-Inclusive Financial Services to Scale?

Presented by Youth-Inclusive Financial Services Linkage Program and MasterCard Foundation, at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2010)

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Equity Bank Youth Program

Presented by David Mukaru, Equity Bank Ltd., at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2010)

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UN Capital Development Fund: YouthStart Programme

Presented by: Maria Perdomo, YouthStart Programme Manager UNCDF, at the United Nations July 2011.

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Youth Savings and Development: Women's World Banking

Presented by: Benjamin Shell, Senior Technical Advisor, Women’s World Banking, at the United Nations July 2011.

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YouthSave: Summary of Findings from Market Research

Presented by: Rani Deshpande, Director, YouthSave Consortium, at the United Nations July 2011.

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A Nation-Wide Approach to Integrated Youth Financial Services: The Case of ESAF in Palestine

Presented by: Timothy H. Nourse, President, Making Cents International, at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 7th, 2011.

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Making Cents International Financial Literacy Companion Curriculum

Presented by: Annie Belt, Senior Manager, Making Cents International, at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 7th, 2011.

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FHI 360 Youth Financial Services in Gaza: Lessons Learned from Savings, Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Interventions

Presented by: Obed Diener, ESAF Program Manager, FHI 360 at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 7th, 2011.

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Palestine Monetary Authority: Youth Financial Inclusion through Consumer Protection and Awareness

Presented by: Ali Faroun, Director, Department of Consumer Relations and Market Conduct, Palestine Monetary Authority at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 7th, 2011.

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Youth-Inclusive Financial Services Linkage Program (YFS-Link)

Presented by: Lara Storm, Director, Youth-Inclusive Financial Services Linkage (YFS-Link) Program, Making Cents International (USA) and Rathi Mani, Program Manager, Youth-Inclusive Financial Services Linkage (YFS-Link) Program, Making Cents International (USA) at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 8th, 2011.

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Ryada Financial Services: Lessons Learned Designing and Providing Youth Financial Services

Presented by: Alaa Sisalem, Executive Director, Ryada Financial Services (Palestine) at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 7th, 2011.

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Impact Assessment: Savings and Financial Education for Girls in Mongolia

Presented by: Craig Tower, Ph.D. Research Officer, Microfinance Opportunities at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 7th, 2011.

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UN Capital Development Fund: YouthStart Market Research Approach

Presented by: Maria Perdomo, Program Manager, YouthStart, UNCDF (USA) at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 8th, 2011.

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Women's World Bank Market Research & Youth Savings: Spotlight on Ethiopia

Presented by: Ben Shell, Senior Associate of Microfinance Products, Women's World Bank at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 8th, 2011.

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YouthSave: Summary of Findings from Market Research

Presented by: Corrinne Ngurukie, Africa Regional Technical Advisor, YouthSave (Kenya) at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 8th, 2011.

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Youth Savings and the Policy and Regulatory Environment: Case Studies from Four YouthSave Countries

Presented by: Sarah J. Myers, Research Associate, Center for Social Development at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 8th, 2011.

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Building a Youth-Friendly Policy and Regulatory Environment

Presented by: Tanaya Kilara, Associate Microfinance Analyst, CGAP (USA) at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 8th, 2011.

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Child and Youth Finance International: Promoting Child-Friendly Banking Regulation – The Current State of the Field

Presented by: Jared Penner – Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) Program Executive (Netherlands) at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 8th, 2011.

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Youth Saving and Financial Inclusion: The Case of Nepal

Presented by: Sanjaya Acharya, Senior Economist, New ERA (Nepal) at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 8th, 2011.

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Advancing Integrated Microfinance for Youth: Freedom from Hunger

Presented by: Mamadou Diallo, Regional Manager, West Africa, and Rosanna Ramirez, Director, Youth Microfinance, Freedom from Hunger at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 9th, 2011.

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Understanding the Needs of Financial Services for Youth

Presented by: Frans Purnama, Country Microfinance Advisor, Plan Indonesia (Indonesia) and Sonmani Choudhary, Analyst, MicroSave (India) at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference September 9th, 2011.

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Scaling Up Youth Financial Services: Emerging Lessons Learned from the Innovations in Youth Financial Services Practitioners Learning Program

Presented by: Jennifer Denomy, Director of Youth and Financial Services, Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) (USA); Ibania Rivas, Economist, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) (El Salvador); and Ashleigh Mullinax, Program Manager, The SEEP Network (USA) at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference Practitioner Learning Program September 9th, 2011.

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Fostering Savings Behavior in Youth: Financial Education Training and Access to Savings Accounts in Morocco

Presented by Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) at Making Cents International Global Youth Enterprise Conference (2011)

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Safe and Smart Savings Products for Vulnerable Adolescent Girls in Kenya and Uganda: Results from the Uganda Pilot Evaluation

Presented by Karen Austrian, Associate, Population Council (Kenya) at Making Cents International Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference (2011).

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Evaluating the Efficacy of School-based Financial Education Programs in Ghana

Presented by Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan, Innovations Poverty Action (IPA)

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