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Developing Child Savings Programs in Israel and Uganda

Thursday, October 15 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Virtual Event

Savings play a unique role in shaping the financial security of individuals and families in high- and low-income countries. Sufficient savings can help families maintain adequate levels of consumption, provide a buffer against financial shocks, and enable long-term investments in higher education or homeownership. Ultimately, having enough economic resources can help advance intergenerational economic mobility.

The speakers will present the recent empirical evidence on CSA programs, as well as discuss the challenges and opportunities in implementing the child savings programs in the two countries.

Join the Social Policy Institute (SPI), the International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD), and the Next Age Institute (NAI) for a discussion about asset building for long-term child development and CSA programs—with the particular focus on CSAs in Israel and Uganda, which differ greatly in their structure. (Register here)

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Humanities & Society



McDonnell International Scholars Academy, Social Policy Institute
Event Contact

Sarah Cowart | cowart@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Michael Sherraden, director, Center for Social Development (CSD); director, Next Age Institute (NAI); George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis.

Michal Grinstein-Weiss, director, Social Policy Institute (SPI); Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished professor, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis.

Fred Ssewamala, director, International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD); director, Strengthening Mental Health and Research Training (SMART) Africa Center; William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis.

John Gal, professor, The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; senior researcher, the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel.

Timothy Opobo, executive director, AfriChild Centre, Makerere University-Kampala-Uganda.

Ozge Sensoy Bahar, research assistant professor, Brown School; co-director; International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD), Washington University in St. Louis.

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