Digitization Benefits

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Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits
Research
Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits

Bridging the Divide: Skills for Digital Financial Equity and Inclusion

Devex and Visa
2022

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 […]
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Digital Financial Services Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping Digital Transformation
Tool
Digital Financial Services Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping Digital Transformation

DSG Vendors and Products 

By DSG Hub
Global Communities
2022

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.
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Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits
Brief
Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits

Scaling Up Access to Finance in Kigoma, Tanzania

UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
2022

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 […]
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Multimedia
Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers
Multimedia
Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers

Savings Groups in the Digital Era: Promoting Gender-Responsive & Inclusive Digital Transformation

By Paula Rudnicka & Dennis Mello
Global Communities
2022

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 […]
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Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers Gender
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Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers Gender

DSG Toolkit: Monitoring and Evaluation of DSG Projects 

By Lauren Hendricks, Dennis Mello & Paulina (Paula) Rudnicka 
Global Communities, Women for Women International 
2022

DSG Toolkit: Monitoring and Evaluation of DSG Projects 

This tool is designed to improve digital savings group (DSG) implementers’ understanding of the impacts of digitization on groups and their members using gender-sensitive indicators and monitoring approaches. The tool includes sample indicators and a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework.  This tool is a part of the Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Tools to Support […]
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Article
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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Blog Post
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 Transformation Digital Wallet Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers
Brief
Digital Transformation Digital Wallet Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers

Digital Savings Groups In Uganda – A Learning Brief

U-Learn
2022

Digital Savings Groups In Uganda – A Learning Brief

This learning brief offers critical reflections on whether a savings group in the Uganda refugee response is ready to go digital, on the objectives for pursuing digitisation/digitalisation, and on key challenges in making the shift. The brief was developed by Uganda Learning, Evidence, Accountability, and Research Network (U-Learn) in collaboration with the Uganda Inter-Agency Cash […]
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Data Privacy & Security Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy Digital Transformation
Tool
Data Privacy & Security Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy Digital Transformation

DSG Toolkit: Digital Preparedness Checklist

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

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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Article
COVID-19 Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digital Payments
Article
COVID-19 Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digital Payments

Global Findex: Digitalization in COVID-19 Boosted Financial Inclusion

By Leora Klapper, Jean Pesme, Sophie Sirtaine
CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor)
2022

Global Findex: Digitalization in COVID-19 Boosted Financial Inclusion

This article discusses the 2021 edition of the Global Findex, the worldwide measurement of financial inclusion published by the World Bank Group. Specifically, the article highlights two major trends in the data: the growth in digital payments during the COVID-19 pandemic and the relationship between digital payment adoption and the use of other financial services. […]
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