Digital Inclusion

21 Resources
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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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Consumer Protection Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digitization Benefits
Blog Post
Consumer Protection Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digitization Benefits

Savings-led Digital Finance: The Dawn of a New Era?

By Philip Acton & Finn Tiedemann
August 31, 2022

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.
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digital divide Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy
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digital divide Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy

Lessons on Enhancing Women’s Financial Inclusion Using Digital Financial Services

Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)
2022

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 […]
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Digital Inclusion Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping Digital Transformation
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Digital Inclusion Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping Digital Transformation

Reaching Informal Savings Groups with Formal Financial Products: A Study’s Unexpected Findings Reveal the Challenges of Digitizing Transactions

By Raksha Vasudevan
NextBillion
2022

Reaching Informal Savings Groups with Formal Financial Products: A Study’s Unexpected Findings Reveal the Challenges of Digitizing Transactions

This article discusses the main findings from a qualitative assessment of Savings at the Frontier (SatF) projects in Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia, implemented in 2015-2022 and funded by the Mastercard Foundation. The program sought to bridge the gap between formal financial services and informal savings groups, enabling members to access the financial services that best […]
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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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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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Born Digital Digital Champions Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy
Blog Post
Born Digital Digital Champions Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy

Top 10 Tips for Running a Great Digital Savings Group Pilot

By DreamStart Labs
May 22, 2022

Top 10 Tips for Running a Great Digital Savings Group Pilot

This article shares 10 tips from DreamStart Labs’ experience running many DSG pilots with partners around the world.
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Digital Inclusion Digital Recordkeeping Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers
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Digital Inclusion Digital Recordkeeping Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers

Piloting the Digitizing of Savings Groups at Mercy Corps

By Nick Meakin & Tamrat Abera
Mercy Corps
2022

Piloting the Digitizing of Savings Groups at Mercy Corps

In this short interview, Tamrat Abera explains how Mercy Corps is piloting an app from Jamii.one to digitize the record-keeping in savings groups in Ethiopia. He explains the pilot objectives, the current status of the pilot, key challenges and lessons, and plans for the next 12 months. This is the first in a short series […]
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Consumer Protection Data Privacy & Security Digital Inclusion Financial Service Providers
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Consumer Protection Data Privacy & Security Digital Inclusion Financial Service Providers

Break the Bias: Evidence Shows Digital Finance Risks Hit Women the Hardest

By Majorie Chalwe-Mulenga, Yasmin Bin-Humam & Eric Duflos
CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor)
2022

Break the Bias: Evidence Shows Digital Finance Risks Hit Women the Hardest

This article explores evidence which shows that women are more likely to experience most risks identified in CGAP’s typology of 66 DFS consumer risks than men. CGAP observes that long-standing digital financial service (DFS) risks are not only getting worse, but new risks are emerging every year, and women are more vulnerable to DFS risks than […]