Unlocking Mechanisms for Greater Youth Financial Inclusion-Focus Note

Standing at 1.2 billion, young people account for 1 in 6 of the global population and are growing rapidly in number. However, despite the size of this age group, youth face significant economic and social barriers to inclusion within education, employment, health services, civic participation and the financial sector. Financial inclusions limit young people from benefitting from a wide range of products and services that can help them build household income and resilience, protect, and strengthen their families, weather unexpected financial shocks and improve their livelihoods.