Digitization Planning

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Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Planning Innovation
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Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Planning Innovation

6 Reasons Your Digital Innovations Can Fail to Reach Adoption

By Laura Scanlon
ICTworks
2023

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 […]
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Data Privacy & Security Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Planning
Multimedia
Data Privacy & Security Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Planning

Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Introductory Videos

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

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 […]
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Digital Financial Services Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping Digital Transformation
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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 Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Planning Program Quality
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Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Planning Program Quality

How-To Note: Addressing the Principles for Digital Development in Project and Activity Design

USAID
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.
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Digital Transformation Digitization Planning Financial Inclusion FinTech
Blog Post
Digital Transformation Digitization Planning Financial Inclusion FinTech

Our Digital Journey with Savings Groups: What We Got Wrong and the Lessons We’ve Learned Along the Way

By David Panetta,
October 5, 2022

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.
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digital divide Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy Digital Transformation
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digital divide Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy Digital Transformation

DSG Toolkit: Promoting Women’s Digital Capabilities

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

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 […]
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Consumer Protection Data Privacy & Security Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation
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Consumer Protection Data Privacy & Security Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation

DSG Toolkit: Data Privacy and Security

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

DSG Toolkit: Data Privacy and Security

This tool is designed to help DSG implementers ask technology providers the right questions about their data security policies and protocols, with the goal of protecting the data privacy rights of DSG members.   Digital solution providers (e.g., fintech companies) are de facto custodians of group and member data, which can be prone to hacking, manipulation […]
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Data Privacy & Security Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy Digital Transformation
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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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Digitization Planning Gender Human Resources Project Design
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Digitization Planning Gender Human Resources Project Design

DSG Toolkit: Project Staffing

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

DSG Toolkit: Project Staffing

This tool includes sample job descriptions (JDs) for key digitization project staff with a focus on knowledge, skills and abilities related to mobile and digital technology as well as gender integration. The tool includes both “Roles and Responsibilities” and “Qualifications,” which can be added to existing JDs to ensure they have adequate skills to support […]
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Change Management Digital Financial Services Digital Transformation Digitization Planning
Blog Post
Change Management Digital Financial Services Digital Transformation Digitization Planning

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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