6 Reasons Your Digital Innovations Can Fail to Reach Adoption
The article discusses six key reasons why a digital innovation product or service would fail to become widely used. They are related to organizational structure and capacity, unrealistic expectations, magpie mentality, first impressions, measurement, and founder dependency. The article also offers suggestions to bolster adoption of digital innovations, including creating a roadmap to adoption, giving […]
VSLA Digital Training App
The VSLA Simulation Game App, developed with funding from FAHU Foundation, offers an alternative approach to training people in the use of the VSLA methodology. It includes a simulation of a full VSLA cycle as well as video trainings in important elements of the VSLA methodology, all of which is based on the “Field Officer Training Guide” […]
Bridging the Divide: Skills for Digital Financial Equity and Inclusion
This report showcases data-driven insights on the ways in which digital financial services, skills, and trust impact equitable and inclusive participation in the digital economy. Findings in the report show that initiatives must address the knowledge, confidence and trust needed for individuals to use the technology and services more effectively; programs are most effective when […]
Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Introductory Videos
This playlist contains eight videos introducing – and providing guidance on how to use – the “Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Tools to Support Safe and Gender-responsive Digitization of Savings Groups,” published by Global Communities and Women for Women International in 2022. The playlist includes the following videos: Digital Preparedness Checklist Project Staffing Monitoring and […]
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 Groups in the Digital Era: Promoting Gender-Responsive & Inclusive Digital Transformation
This presentation, featured at the Financial Inclusion Week 2022 organized by the Center for Financial Inclusion, explores key gender and inclusion considerations in the digital savings group (DSG) space and showcases new resources to support safe, inclusive and gender-responsive digitization of savings groups. These include the DSH Hub and the DSG Toolkit published in 2022 […]
How-To Note: Addressing the Principles for Digital Development in Project and Activity Design
This brief, user-friendly guide helps program design teams understand and prioritize the Digital Principles most relevant to their work. Through a series of leading questions and worksheets, the digital activity design checklist provides actionable guidance for each Digital Principle and shares additional resources for ensuring that programs are well-designed and effective.
Our Digital Journey with Savings Groups: What We Got Wrong and the Lessons We’ve Learned Along the Way
This blog summarizes an interview with early developers and adopters of savings group technologies who were asked to reflect on their digital journeys.
DSG Toolkit: Promoting Women’s Digital Capabilities
Limited digital capability—understood as knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to use digital tools effectively, confidently and safely —is a key barrier to women’s adoption of technology, including digital solutions for savings groups. This tool provides practical tips and suggestions for promoting digital capability among women as part of any digitization project. It is intended for […]