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Rural Youth Financial Inclusion – A Bridge Too Far?

January 11, 2017 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Event Website
RTI Conference Center
701 13th Street
Washington, United States

A discussion about the recurring challenges but new opportunities for providing financial services to rural youth.

Making Cents and RTI International are pleased to announce an in-person and webinar event on January 11, 2016 that will bring together financial inclusion and youth experts to discuss the key issues related to scaling rural and youth-inclusive financial services. The panel will highlight digital and practical innovations that have the potential to financially include rural populations and especially youth and also the challenges of applying them to this hard-to-reach group. Panelists will draw from discussions at the recent USAID-sponsored Financial Inclusion Forum, results from a six-part rural youth learning series developed by Making Cents and IFAD, promising practices from RTI’s K-YES project in Kenya, and other initiatives focusing on rural youth financial service provision. Join us for a discussion about how these trends are bringing rural youth financial inclusion into sight, but perhaps still an innovation away.

Time: January 11, 2016. 9:00 am – 10:00 am EST (8:30-9:00 am networking breakfast)

Place: RTI International, 701 13th Street, Washington, DC

Register for In-Person Attendance

Register for the Webinar:


  • Paul Nelson, Digital Finance Advisor, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID
  • Timothy Nourse, President, Making Cents International 
  • Sarah Mattingly, Senior Workforce and Youth Economic Opportunity Development Specialist, RTI International
  • Alison Boess, former Deputy CEO, FINCA Microfinance Bank (Nigeria); current Senior New Business Development Officer, FINCA International