Project Implementation

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Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers Gender
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Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers Gender

Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Monitoring and Evaluation of DSG Projects 

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

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 […]
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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

Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Data Privacy and Security

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

Digital Savings Group (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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Research
digital divide Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy
Research
digital divide Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy

Lessons on Enhancing Women’s Financial Inclusion Using Digital Financial Services

Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)
2022

Lessons on Enhancing Women’s Financial Inclusion Using Digital Financial Services

This special report, by AFI’s Digital Financial Services Working Group, examines the role of digital financial services (DFS) in enhancing and sustaining the access, use, and overall quality of financial services for women. The report includes a comprehensive analysis of the current body of knowledge and case studies of countries that have accelerated DFS policy […]
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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

Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Digital Preparedness Checklist

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

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 […]
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Digitization Planning Gender Human Resources Project Design
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Digitization Planning Gender Human Resources Project Design

Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Project Staffing

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

Digital Savings Group (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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Data Privacy & Security Digital Literacy Digital Transformation Digitization Planning
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Data Privacy & Security Digital Literacy Digital Transformation Digitization Planning

Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Tools to Support Safe and Gender-responsive Digitization of Savings Groups

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

Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Tools to Support Safe and Gender-responsive Digitization of Savings Groups

The DSG Toolkit consists of seven practical tools to support safe, effective, and gender-responsive digitization of savings groups. These tools include practical guidance for implementers and trainers across multiple aspects of digitization. There is a tool to help implementers gauge their preparedness to launch or expand a DSG project (Digital Preparedness Checklist); a Project Staffing […]
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Multimedia
Digital Inclusion Digital Recordkeeping Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers
Multimedia
Digital Inclusion Digital Recordkeeping Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers

Piloting the Digitizing of Savings Groups at Mercy Corps

By Nick Meakin & Tamrat Abera
Mercy Corps
2022

Piloting the Digitizing of Savings Groups at Mercy Corps

In this short interview, Tamrat Abera explains how Mercy Corps is piloting an app from Jamii.one to digitize the record-keeping in savings groups in Ethiopia. He explains the pilot objectives, the current status of the pilot, key challenges and lessons, and plans for the next 12 months. This is the first in a short series […]
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Change Management Digital Transformation Digitization Costs Digitization Risks & Barriers
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Change Management Digital Transformation Digitization Costs Digitization Risks & Barriers

Pitfalls in MFI Digitization: What They Are and How to Avoid Them

By Stefan Staschen, Estelle Darie-Rousseaux, Mark Flaming & Gerhard Coetzee
Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
2022

Pitfalls in MFI Digitization: What They Are and How to Avoid Them

This blog series looks at the most common mistakes that microfinance institutions (MFIs) make when digitizing so that other MFIs can avoid them. The articles examine the common pitfalls of not getting the business case right, not listening to the customer, getting bogged down in technology, underestimating change management, and overlooking the regulatory environment.   […]
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Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy Digital Transformation
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Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy Digital Transformation

Empowering Women on a Journey Towards Digital Financial Capability

By Marina Dimova, Jaclyn Berfond, Sonja Kelly & Whitney Mapes
Women’s World Banking
2021

Empowering Women on a Journey Towards Digital Financial Capability

This guide summarizes key components and concepts in digital financial capability (DFC) and explores key principles in the design of DFC programs. By leveraging the five principles (Who, What, When, Where, and How) and their associated design elements, financial services providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders can help women customers take the journey toward confident […]
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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. […]