The Philippines stands out as a candidate site to include in the worldwide demonstration of Youth Development Accounts (YDAs) in four ways: (1) a well-regulated and innovative banking infrastructure that already delivers youth savings products; (2) national interest in asset-based development policy and financial services expansion to unbanked populations; (3) excellent research capability; and (4) large potential impact of YDAs in the country and region. This brief is one of a series that CSD has prepared on candidate countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. This brief, like the others, assesses the candidate country on four criteria: institutional capacity, national political interest, research capacity, and broader macroeconomic environment.
Masa, R. (2009, August). Philippines country assessment for Youth Development Accounts (CSD Country Brief No. 09-36). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.