This white paper addresses a growing concern about the problems of financial exclusion of the poor. It is based on a scoping study and a pilot program providing financial education to adolescents in Bangladesh. The Population Council worked with BRAC and Underprivileged Children’s Educational Program (UCEP) to expand these life skills. The result and tools of the study inspired UCEP to commit introduction of financial literacy in 52 schools for the under privileged children from next year while BRAC expressed interest to accumulate resources and initiate discussions with their donors and consortium partners for gradually introducing the financial literacy in 8,800 adolescent clubs all over Bangladesh.
Amin, Sajeda, Laila Rahman, Sigma Ainul, Ubaidur Rob, Bushra Zaman, and Rinat Akter. 2010. "White paper: Enhancing adolescent financial capabilities through financial education in Bangladesh." Dhaka: Population Council.