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Scale2Save research update

Scale2Save research update

​​​​​​​​Learn more about latest research in latest WSBI-ESBG Exchange


>> Listen to podcast​ episode 11

>> Listen to podcast episode 12

>> See latest Scale2Save research on young people in Africa


BRUSSELS, ​2 Feburary 2020 – Episode #11 of WSBI-ESBG Exchange podcast features WSBI’s Scale2Save team.  Weselina Angelow, Céline Stevens and Ian Radcliffe give an update on Scale2Save programme, a partnership between WSBI and Mastercard Foundation to establish the viability of small-balance savings in six African countries. ​

Scale2Save research: Young people in Africa focuses on income, spending, saving

The podcast includes a conversion on new research published by WSBI in December 2019 on young people in Africa. Released under the Scale2Save programme, the research outlines ways to drive financial inclusion by reaching more African youth. Widening financial access in Africa remains a struggle, especially when it comes to staying ahead of surging growth in the numbers of young people. 

New Scale2save programme director takes helm

Weselina Angelow was appointed on 1 February 2020 as programme director, succeeding Ian Radcliffe who retires after 25 years of service at WSBI-ESBG.  She takes the helm at a great time, with projects in six countries.

​​Scale2Save videos bring to life young people research

In addition to the report, there are four videos for the Scale2Save young people research available on youtube. The videos really bring the report to life with first-hand interviews from young people in Senegal. Those videos touch on savings, income and spending, along with a summary report. >> See the videos 


Send-off interview with WSBI-ESBG's Ian Radcliffe​

Episode #12 follows the Scale2Save update, a special edition that captures a 31 January interview with WSBI-ESBG's Ian Radcliffe. He retired that day after a 26 year career at WSBI. Host James Pieper talks with Ian one last time about the future of banking, financial inclusion, and what you’ve learned after decades in the sector. 

​Ian led WSBI's Scale2Save programme, a partnership between WSBI and Mastercard Foundation to establish the viability of small balance savings in six African countries. Considered an architect of WSBI’s financial inclusion efforts, Ian’s retirement from WSBI marks an important moment, as he forms a bridge to WSBI’s past, part of its present and future.

>> Listen now


About the podcasts and WSBI-ESBG​

Like every podcast, we highlight news from the world of savings and retail banks in some 80 countries around the globe.

WSBI and ESBG are associations based in Brussels, Belgium, with a mission to help savings and retail banks thrive. 

For more information about WSBI, go to our website, visit us on YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn. The podcasts are available on both Soundcloudand Youtube.​

Scale2Save; Financial inclusion; needs