CSD is part of a global consortium supported by the MasterCard Foundation that piloted a youth savings initiative in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya and Nepal. In addition to CSD, the consortium includes Save the Children, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), and the New America Foundation.
The five-year effort includes a multi-method research agenda with the goals to understand the conditions for sustainable delivery of savings products and services that can substantially improve the life chances of low-income youth in the developing world, and to transfer this knowledge to those in a position to support their accessibility and quality. In-country partners include:
- Colombia: Universidad de los Andes and Banco Caja Social
- Ghana: Institute of Statistical, Social, and Economic Research (ISSER) and HFC Bank
- Kenya: Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) and Postbank
- Nepal: New ERA and Bank of Kathmandu
Funding Partner: MasterCard Foundation