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Jeroo Billimoria
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Jeroo Billimoria, Managing Director, Child and Youth Finance International, Netherlands.

Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) is set to ensure financial education and financial inclusion for 100 million children and youth in 100 countries by 2015 as a first step, by working with international stakeholders and experts around the world, including financial institutions, the regulatory authorities of over 80 countries and NGOs. Its work includes forming partnerships to widen the concept of Child and Youth Finance and its integration into national and international policies. Child and Youth Finance is supported by the G20 and the United Nations Secretary General.

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Moving Past the Shoebox

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 6:12 PM

For too long, the world has turned a blind eye to the very real financial needs of young people, including the need to be able to save money in a secure yet accessible way. Most of the time, young people save their money informally. They rely on secret places like...

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A Reflexive vs a Reflective Response

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 3:36 PM

All these images of coins floating around the Child and Youth Finance Internal office during the build up to Global Money Week has reminded me that just like the same coin has two different sides, each situation we encounter can illicit two types of responses. Through...

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Self Confidence: Worth More Than a Gold Medal

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 11:45 AM

Success is relative. For proof of this one need only consider sports as a societal microcosm. In the recent 2014 Winter Olympics, for example, the line between success and failure was often determined by a difference of as little as a few seconds, or even hundreds of seconds. At the...

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Will Our Children Prevent the Next Financial Crisis?

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 1:04 PM

Cyprus. Yet another crisis. Yet another bailout.

Could the global crisis have been prevented to begin with? There has been a lot of discussion on this very issue, with no real answers. Perhaps we have been too busy putting out fires to really take the time to get to the...

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