The Long Read – A view of the Academics

September 7, 2017

Opinion Challenging the Stereotype

Students who need to withdraw R22 cannot get it out Financial Education does not ask learners what they want to learn about finance Do we know what financial requirements young people have? I was recently asked by a young person in Grade 10 a question that got me thinking. “Why […]
September 7, 2017

Know and Love Your Customer in Zambia

In Zambia, poor people cope with chronic nancial volatility, which drives every aspect of their short- and long-term decision-making. Zambians embrace a culture that upholds values of responsibility and caution in the light of this volatility and the widespread diculty of making ends meet. They value the importance of savings, […]
September 7, 2017

Nudges in Financial Health

Despite good intentions, people often make less-than-optimal financial choices. In this series, we match insights from our global research in behavioral economics with specific financial service and product design opportunities both for providers in the U.S. and in other countries. Providers can use these evidence-based insights to expand financial inclusion, […]
September 7, 2017

IPA Research

Financial education is widely used by governments, financial service providers, and non-governmental organizations as a tool to help people navigate the financial system and make better financial choices. Financial education programs are built on the assumption that education will lead to knowledge, and that knowledge will lead to better choices […]
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