Women Saving for Resilience: Transforming Lives Through Innovative Savings Group Solutions
This visual Crisis to Resilience story explores digital transformation and other innovations in savings group programming implemented under Global Communities‘ Women Empowered (WE) initiative. Women Empowered (WE) promotes social, economic, and political empowerment of women through community-based savings groups. Guided by the spirit of continuous innovation and adaptation, the WE program has formed and supported […]
Global Digital Compact
In September 2021, the Secretary General of the United Nations released a report Our Common Agenda, which included a proposed Global Digital Compact to be agreed upon at the Summit of the Future in September 2024. This website includes information about the Compact, which is expected to “outline shared principles for an open, free and […]
Digitizing BeninCajù Savings Groups – Pilot Project Reports
This report offers insights from the pilot of DreamSave conducted in 2021-22 by TechnoServe and DreamStart Labs among 40 savings groups in the Zou, Collines and Borgou Departments in the Benin Republic. This included 31 pre-existing savings groups (“paper-to-digital”) and 9 newly formed groups (“born-digital”).
Global Digital Development Forum 2023
On April 26-27, 2023, the Global Digital Development Forum was held online, co-organized by USAID, Chemonics, IBM, Deloitte, DAI, Google, RTI International, Save the Children, Interledger Foundation, Bixal, Palladium, and TechChange. While the event has now passed, anyone who is interested can still register here to access recorded sessions. All of the recorded sessions are […]
Taking Stock: How the DSG Hub is Serving the Savings Group Community
This blog presents the history behind the DSG Hub and key takeaways from our user engagement analysis.
Digital Sub-Wallets for Increased Financial Empowerment of Women
This resource contains information and research about the Digital Sub-Wallets project implemented by CARE in Uganda. Digital Sub-Wallets was a savings group approach to address the unique needs of women in terms of formal financial services, individual agency, relations, and informal structures such as gender norms. The intervention was twofold. First, participating Village Savings […]
FinDev Guide to Women’s Financial Inclusion
For the 2023 International Women’s Day, FinDev Gateway compiled research and blogs published about women’s financial inclusion in the previous twelve months. Members of the DSG Hub will likely find the collection of resources on “Digital Finance That Works for Women” most relevant. These resources include:
Who Pays and for What? Assessing the Cost of Digitizing Savings Groups
This blog explores the costs of implementing digital savings group projects.
FinEquity 2023 Annual Meeting
FinEquity’s 2023 Annual Meeting explored the nexus linking financial inclusion, women’s empowerment, and climate change, with the purpose of understanding how financial services can help women adapt their livelihoods to erratic rainfall patterns and rising temperatures to mitigate climate risks. Among others, the speakers addressed digitally-enabled financial inclusion, stressing the importance of designing digital financial […]