With the global backdrop of the youth bulge where over a billion adolescents will transition into adulthood, Banking on Change, as the largest global financial inclusion programme working with youth savings groups, has generated evidence to support the premise that youth savings groups can help reduce youth financial exclusion, and provide a stepping stone to formal financial inclusion and equipping young people with the skills they need to support themselves economically.

Latest Publications

Women, work & war: Syrian women and the struggle to survive five years of conflict

  • Countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey
  • Published: March 2016

Housing, land and property issues in Nepal and their consequences for the post-earthquake reconstruction process

  • Countries: Nepal
  • Co-authors: Community Self-Reliance Centre
  • Published: February 2016

The State of Linkage Report: The first global mapping of savings group linkage

  • Countries: Global
  • Co-authors: Barclays, Plan UK
  • Published: February 2016

The Forgotten South: Food security and livelihoods in Southern Syria (Executive Summary)

  • Countries: Syrian Arab Republic
  • Co-authors: NRC, FAO, iMMAP, RFSAN
  • Published: February 2016

Enabling economic development and livelihoods in countries affected by the Syrian regional crisis

  • Countries: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey
  • Co-authors: DFID, Ethical Trading Initiative, Business Fights Poverty
  • Published: February 2016

The resilience champions

  • Countries: Mali, Niger
  • Published: December 2015