Digital Payments

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Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping Digitization Benefits Economic Development
Article
Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping Digitization Benefits Economic Development

Digital Finance: Enhancing Women’s Participation in Village Savings and Loan Associations

By Natalie Petrulla
Agrilinks
2022

Digital Finance: Enhancing Women’s Participation in Village Savings and Loan Associations

This article summarizes the findings from the Feed the Future Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE II) project in Ghana, focusing on the impact of the project on Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) and women’s empowerment. In partnership with the Mobile Telephone Network (MTN), ADVANCE II registered four VSLAs in Ghana’s northern region […]
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Article
Digital Inclusion Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping Digital Transformation
Article
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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Tool
Digital Financial Services Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping Digital Transformation
Tool
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 […]
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Blog Post
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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Research
Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers
Research
Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers

Unleashing the Potential of Digital Saving Groups to Build Financial Resilience in Rwanda

By Yi Nancy Liu & Emile Ndayambaje
UNCDF
2022

Unleashing the Potential of Digital Saving Groups to Build Financial Resilience in Rwanda

This case study examines two digital savings group solutions – Mvend and SAVE – promoted within UNCDF’s REFAD program in Rwanda. These solutions were adopted by REFAD partners to expand financial inclusion and improve resilience in refugee camps and host communities in Rwanda. The case study discusses some of the successes, enablers, and impediments on […]
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Brief
Consumer Protection Data Privacy & Security Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping
Brief
Consumer Protection Data Privacy & Security Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping

Digital Savings Groups

By Mark Staehle
SEEP Network
2020

Digital Savings Groups

This learning brief examines the design options and essential tradeoffs in solution development based on a survey of 12 digital savings group (DSG) solution providers. The findings are outlined in six sections: 1) Introduction; 2) The benefits of savings groups; 3) User experience; 4) The business of DSGs; 5) Consumer protection, and 6) What will […]
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Training
Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy Digital Payments
Training
Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy Digital Payments

Digital Literacy Training Guide: A Guide for Mobile Money Agents and Digital Literacy Change Agents

GSMA
2020

Digital Literacy Training Guide: A Guide for Mobile Money Agents and Digital Literacy Change Agents

The purpose of this training guide is to prepare mobile money agents and digital literacy change agents to educate people in their communities about the benefits of mobile money services and how to use them. The guide has seven modules with clear lesson plans and guidance for trainers. Participants will learn about the different ways […]