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 […]
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.
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 […]
VSLA Digital Training App
The VSLA Simulation Game App, developed with funding from FAHU Foundation, offers an alternative approach to training people in the use of the VSLA methodology. It includes a simulation of a full VSLA cycle as well as video trainings in important elements of the VSLA methodology, all of which is based on the “Field Officer Training Guide” […]
Sharing the Risk: “Micro Equity” for Savings Groups in the Digital Era
This blog post explores Micro Equity – an investment product for savings groups designed and implemented by DreamStart Labs, a DSG technology vendor.
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.
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]