Digital Transformation

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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

DSG Decision Tree

By Courtney Purvis
World Relief
2022

DSG 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 Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers
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Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers

Recap And Recordings of Workshop On Digital Savings Groups (DSGs)

U-Learn
2022

Recap And Recordings of Workshop On Digital Savings Groups (DSGs)

This half-day workshop brought together key refugee response actors – including digital and financial service providers, policy makers, donors, implementers and humanitarian actors – to encourage stock-taking of the digital savings groups landscape in the Uganda refugee response, and foster critical reflection. The event was organized in April 2022 by UNCDF, the Uganda Inter-Agency Cash […]
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Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers
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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

DSG Glossary: Key Concepts and Terms

By David Panetta, DSG Hub
Global Communities
2022

DSG 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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Born Digital Digital Champions Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy
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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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Data Privacy & Security Digital Literacy Digital Transformation Digitization Planning
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Data Privacy & Security Digital Literacy Digital Transformation Digitization Planning

DSG Toolkit: Tools to Support Safe and Gender-responsive Digitization of Savings Groups

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

DSG Toolkit: Tools to Support Safe and Gender-responsive Digitization of Savings Groups

The DSG Toolkit consists of seven practical tools to support safe, effective, and gender-responsive digitization of savings groups. These tools include practical guidance for implementers and trainers across multiple aspects of digitization, such as: Digital Preparedness Checklist Project Staffing Monitoring and Evaluation Promoting Women’s Digital Capabilities Addressing Risks of Gender-based Violence Digital User Dialogues Data […]
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Change Management Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Costs
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Change Management Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Costs

Truth-testing (and Quantifying) the Costs and Benefits of Digital Savings Groups

By David Panetta,
May 20, 2022

Truth-testing (and Quantifying) the Costs and Benefits of Digital Savings Groups

This blog post explores the costs and benefits of digital savings groups, and underlines the importance of truth-testing and quantifying them with greater rigor and precision.