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Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers Gender
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Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers Gender

Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Monitoring and Evaluation of DSG Projects 

By Lauren Hendricks, Dennis Mello & Paulina (Paula) Rudnicka 
Global Communities, Women for Women International 
2022

Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Monitoring and Evaluation of DSG Projects 

This tool is designed to improve digital savings group (DSG) implementers’ understanding of the impacts of digitization on groups and their members using gender-sensitive indicators and monitoring approaches. The tool includes sample indicators and a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework.  This tool is a part of the Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Tools to Support […]
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Consumer Protection Data Privacy & Security Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation
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Consumer Protection Data Privacy & Security Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation

Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Data Privacy and Security

By Lauren Hendricks, Dennis Mello, Paulina (Paula) Rudnicka
Global Communities, Women for Women International
2022

Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Data Privacy and Security

This tool is designed to help DSG implementers ask technology providers the right questions about their data security policies and protocols, with the goal of protecting the data privacy rights of DSG members.   Digital solution providers (e.g., fintech companies) are de facto custodians of group and member data, which can be prone to hacking, manipulation […]
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Data Privacy & Security Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy Digital Transformation
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Data Privacy & Security Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy Digital Transformation

Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Digital Preparedness Checklist

By Lauren Hendricks, Dennis Mello, Paulina (Paula) Rudnicka
Global Communities, Women for Women International
2022

Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Digital Preparedness Checklist

This checklist is designed to help implementing organizations gauge their own preparedness to digitize savings groups and to do so in a gender-responsive manner. The checklist will help implementers understand what they need to do to take on the technology, identify required training and support and address gender considerations in digitization projects. These include strategies […]
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Change Management Digital Financial Services Digital Transformation Digitization Planning
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Change Management Digital Financial Services Digital Transformation Digitization Planning

Digital Incrementalism and Savings Groups: Lessons from the History of Digital Microfinance

By David Panetta,
July 29, 2022

Digital Incrementalism and Savings Groups: Lessons from the History of Digital Microfinance

In the social sector, much ink is spilled on disruptive change. The social, economic, and environmental challenges of our world are indeed substantial and often daunting, so the search for – and allure of – disruptive solutions is understandable. But the reality is that most sustainable progress is incremental. Incremental Innovation As opposed to disruptive […]
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Digital Recordkeeping Digital Transformation Digitization Planning Financial Service Providers
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Digital Recordkeeping Digital Transformation Digitization Planning Financial Service Providers

Digital Savings Group Decision Tree

By Courtney Purvis
World Relief
2022

Digital Savings Group Decision Tree

World Relief created this tool to help country offices decide if transitioning to a digital savings group (DSG) program would be helpful for the participants. After understanding the local context and current savings group program, field staff can ask themselves the questions in the decision tree to determine if and what type of a DSG […]
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Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Planning
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Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Planning

Savings Groups in the Digital Age: New Resources to Support Digital Transformation

DSG Hub
2022

Savings Groups in the Digital Age: New Resources to Support Digital Transformation

This webinar, recorded on June 23, 2022, explored key trends and considerations in the digital savings group (DSG) space and launched the DSG Hub. It also showcased three new resources developed for the DSG community: DSG Glossary: Key Concepts and Terms, DSG Technology Solutions Overview, and DSG Toolkit: Tools to Support Safe and Gender-responsive Digitization […]
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Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers
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Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers

Future Forward: Spotlight on the DSG Hub

Global Communities
2022

Future Forward: Spotlight on the DSG Hub

In this interview, Paula Rudnicka, the DSG Hub Program Manager and Sr. Technical Advisor for Gender Integration at Global Communities, shares her insights about financial inclusion, digital transformation, and the role of the Hub in promoting smart and gender-responsive digitization of savings groups.
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Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers
Blog Post
Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers

Welcome to the DSG Hub—the Global Destination for the Digital Savings Group Community!

By Dennis Mello & Paula Rudnicka
May 24, 2022

Welcome to the DSG Hub—the Global Destination for the Digital Savings Group Community!

This blog post, written by co-managers of the DSG Hub project at Global Communities, offers insights about why the Hub was created and how to get involved.
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Digital Financial Services Digital Identity Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits
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Digital Financial Services Digital Identity Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits

Digital Savings Group Glossary: Key Concepts and Terms

By David Panetta, DSG Hub
Global Communities
2022

Digital Savings Group Glossary: Key Concepts and Terms

The glossary is a compilation of definitions related to digitization of savings groups, created to help stakeholders working in the DSG sector use the right words and ask the right questions. DSGs lie at the intersection of savings groups, financial inclusion, and technology—each with their own body of knowledge and technical language. The purpose of […]
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Digital Financial Services Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping Digital Transformation
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Digital Financial Services Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping Digital Transformation

Digital Savings Groups: Technology Solutions Overview 

By David Panetta, DSG Hub
Global Communities
2022

Digital Savings Groups: Technology Solutions Overview 

This tool features leading digital savings group (DSG) solutions in a clear and succinct format, accessible to diverse stakeholders, including international and local non-governmental organizations, financial service providers, technology providers, funders, investors, and governments. The directory includes information about the solutions’ functionalities, costs, requirements, reach, and institutions behind them as well as links to supporting […]