Social Inclusion

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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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Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Planning
Multimedia
Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Planning

Savings Groups in the Digital Age: New Resources to Support Digital Transformation

DSG Hub
2022

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 […]
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Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers
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Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers

Future Forward: Spotlight on the DSG Hub

Global Communities
2022

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.
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Digital Financial Services Digital Identity Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits
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Digital Financial Services Digital Identity Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits

Digital Savings Group Glossary: Key Concepts and Terms

By David Panetta, DSG Hub
Global Communities
2022

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 […]
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COVID-19 Digital Inclusion Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers
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COVID-19 Digital Inclusion Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers

Evidence Review of Women’s Groups and COVID-19: Impacts, Challenges, and Policy Implications for Savings Groups in Africa

By Eve Namisango et al.
Evidence Consortium on Women’s Groups (ECWG)
2021

Evidence Review of Women’s Groups and COVID-19: Impacts, Challenges, and Policy Implications for Savings Groups in Africa

This learning brief examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s savings groups in diverse African contexts and explores how the shift to digitization impacted these groups and their members. Conclusions indicate that women’s savings groups contributed to resilience to economic challenges associated with the pandemic. For example, households with a female member in […]
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Consumer Protection Data Privacy & Security Digital Payments Digital Recordkeeping
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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 Inclusion Digital Recordkeeping Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers
Research
Digital Inclusion Digital Recordkeeping Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers

Digital Savings Groups: Evidence from Tanzania

By Julia Arnold
Project Concern International (PCI), International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), DreamStart Labs
2020

Digital Savings Groups: Evidence from Tanzania

This report provides some of the first insights into how savings groups can successfully transition from paper to digital ledgers and examines some key hypotheses about digitizing savings groups. Specifically, the report presents findings from an evaluation of a pilot test of DreamSave—a digital savings ledger—conducted by Project Concern International (PCI)—A Global Communities Partner, DreamStart […]