Digital Savings Group (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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Digital Savings Group (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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Digital Savings Group 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 […]
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 […]