Money Matters: Financial Inclusion for Street and Working Children

As a result of Save the Children’s advocacy work with Bangladesh Bank, the central Bank introduced a financial product in 2014 to enable working and street children to open basic savings accounts. This briefing paper provides evidence of the best practice that shows that providing children with access to the formal banking system is very effective in children’s lives.

Street Children Banking was facilitated by Save the Children’s project “Strengthening Children banking Initiatives with mainstream banking” with eight partner organizations to establish the mainstream banking rights for working and street children and to empower children to attain their rights as citizens.

This publication is part of a collection of 8 leaflets on Policy, Rights and Governance programming in Bangladesh:

The leaflets are:

  1. Voices for Change: Children on Community Radio
  2. Communities Fit for Children: Child Friendly Local Governance
  3. Standing Up for Action: Protesting Violence Against Children
  4. Speaking Up for Rights: Child Parliaments
  5. Democracy in Action: The Parliamentary Caucus on Child Rights
  6. Money Matters: Financial Inclusion for Street and Working Children
  7. Doing More, Doing Better: Social Protection for Adolescent Girls
  8. KOLOROB: A "Clamour" for Change in Urban Slums
Published 2016-01-25