Digitization Planning

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Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Planning
Research
Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Planning

Digitizing Savings Groups: Rethinking Financial Inclusion for the Poor

By Latif Amars, Sofie Blakstad & Anaïs Ndjavé
hiveonline
2021

Digitizing Savings Groups: Rethinking Financial Inclusion for the Poor

This white paper, from hiveonline, explores the case for digitizing savings groups. The paper examines the challenges of reaching remote, poor populations and provides a brief introduction to the history, scope, and basic elements of the Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) methodology. The paper notes that digitization of savings groups can result in the […]
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Research
Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Planning Evidence & Impact
Research
Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Planning Evidence & Impact

Digital Savings Groups: Rethinking Key Roles

Project Concern International, a Global Communities Partner
2020

Digital Savings Groups: Rethinking Key Roles

This document is one of three research briefs that highlight key insights from a study of digital savings groups (DSGs) conducted in rural Tanzania from August 2019 through February 2020. The research was conducted by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) working with savings groups supported by PCI and their Women Empowered (WE) […]
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Brief
Consumer Protection Data Privacy & Security Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping
Brief
Consumer Protection Data Privacy & Security Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping

Digital Savings Groups

By Mark Staehle
SEEP Network
2020

Digital Savings Groups

This learning brief examines the design options and essential tradeoffs in solution development based on a survey of 12 digital savings group (DSG) solution providers. The findings are outlined in six sections: 1) Introduction; 2) The benefits of savings groups; 3) User experience; 4) The business of DSGs; 5) Consumer protection, and 6) What will […]
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Digital Financial Services Digitization Benefits Digitization Planning Digitization Risks & Barriers
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Digital Financial Services Digitization Benefits Digitization Planning Digitization Risks & Barriers

Savings Groups’ Linkages Toolkit

By Hermann Messan et al.
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
2020

Savings Groups’ Linkages Toolkit

This toolkit offers practical guidance to financial service providers (FSP) which are already providing or intend to provide formal financial services, including digital financial services (DFS), to savings groups. Insights and lessons offered in this toolkit are based on the experiences of six FSPs, which are UNCDF’s MicroLead partners in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, […]
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Training
Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy Digital Payments
Training
Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy Digital Payments

Digital Literacy Training Guide: A Guide for Mobile Money Agents and Digital Literacy Change Agents

GSMA
2020

Digital Literacy Training Guide: A Guide for Mobile Money Agents and Digital Literacy Change Agents

The purpose of this training guide is to prepare mobile money agents and digital literacy change agents to educate people in their communities about the benefits of mobile money services and how to use them. The guide has seven modules with clear lesson plans and guidance for trainers. Participants will learn about the different ways […]
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Digital Inclusion Digitization Planning Gender Industry Standards
Tool
Digital Inclusion Digitization Planning Gender Industry Standards

Reaching 50 Million Women with Mobile: A Practical Guide

By Dominica Lindsey
GSMA
2020

Reaching 50 Million Women with Mobile: A Practical Guide

This guide outlines practical steps that mobile operators can take to reach women customers. Drawing on its research and work across Africa, Asia and Latin America over the last decade, GSMA has distilled 10 key recommendations for reaching women with mobile. While consideration of the unique local context is crucial, some overarching themes have emerged. […]
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Training
Digital Transformation Digitization Planning Industry Standards Monitoring & Evaluation
Training
Digital Transformation Digitization Planning Industry Standards Monitoring & Evaluation

Digital Savings Group Course

Aga Khan Foundation
2019

Digital Savings Group Course

Developed by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), this online course discusses key concepts in digital savings groups (DSGs) and provides a detailed orientation to AKF’s DSG platform. The course is designed for those who wish to support the implementation of DSGs, including project managers, trainers, and village agents. The course consists of 49 short videos. […]