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The Effectiveness of Financial Capability and Asset Building Interventions in Improving Youth’s Educational Well-Being: A Systematic Review

Interest in economic empowerment interventions continues to grow, yet there is little evidence on their quality or effectiveness in shaping educational outcomes.

This systematic review examines 15 studies reporting on economic empowerment interventions for youth. The findings identify the methodological shortcomings of the studies and the strengths of examined interventions.

Project: Financial Capability & Asset Building in Africa (FCAB Africa)


Ansong, D., Okumu, M., Nyon, T., Appiah‑Kubi, J., Amoako, E. O., Koomson, I., Conklin, J. (2023). The effectiveness of financial capability and asset building interventions in improving youth’s educational well-being: A systematic review. Adolescent Research Review. Advance online publication.