Global Digital Development Forum 2023
On April 26-27, 2023, the Global Digital Development Forum was held online, co-organized by USAID, Chemonics, IBM, Deloitte, DAI, Google, RTI International, Save the Children, Interledger Foundation, Bixal, Palladium, and TechChange. While the event has now passed, anyone who is interested can still register here to access recorded sessions. All of the recorded sessions are […]
Digital Sub-Wallets for Increased Financial Empowerment of Women
This resource contains information and research about the Digital Sub-Wallets project implemented by CARE in Uganda. Digital Sub-Wallets was a savings group approach to address the unique needs of women in terms of formal financial services, individual agency, relations, and informal structures such as gender norms. The intervention was twofold. First, participating Village Savings […]
FinDev Guide to Women’s Financial Inclusion
For the 2023 International Women’s Day, FinDev Gateway compiled research and blogs published about women’s financial inclusion in the previous twelve months. Members of the DSG Hub will likely find the collection of resources on “Digital Finance That Works for Women” most relevant. These resources include:
Capital Musings Podcast Show
The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) started its podcast show, Capital Musings, in September 2019 to platform individuals driving impact and change in the area of “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources to reduce poverty and support local economic development. All episodes can be found the Capital Musings website. While every […]
DSG Vendors and Products
The "DSG Vendors and Products" tool helps savings group actors identify the range of digital solutions available to fit their digitization needs.
Scaling Up Access to Finance in Kigoma, Tanzania
Under its global strategy of Leaving No One Behind in the Digital Era, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) promotes digital financial services (DFS) as foundational to inclusive social and economic development. In Tanzania, UNCDF’s work under the Kigoma Joint Programme (KJP) highlights the evolution from financial inclusion to inclusive digital economies. KJP interventions […]
Savings-led Digital Finance: The Dawn of a New Era?
This blog explores “savings-led” digital finance apps, such as DreamSave, that use clients' savings capacity as a proxy for the ability to repay a loan, opening up a potential new era for digital finance.
Lessons on Enhancing Women’s Financial Inclusion Using Digital Financial Services
This special report, by AFI’s Digital Financial Services Working Group, examines the role of digital financial services (DFS) in enhancing and sustaining the access, use, and overall quality of financial services for women. The report includes a comprehensive analysis of the current body of knowledge and case studies of countries that have accelerated DFS policy […]
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 […]