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Consumer Protection Financial Products & Services FinTech Innovation

Sharing the Risk: “Micro Equity” for Savings Groups in the Digital Era

By Philip Acton,
November 21, 2022

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.
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Digital Transformation Digitization Planning Financial Inclusion FinTech
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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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Consumer Protection Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digitization Benefits
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Consumer Protection Digital Financial Services Digital Inclusion Digitization Benefits

Savings-led Digital Finance: The Dawn of a New Era?

By Philip Acton & Finn Tiedemann
August 31, 2022

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.
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Change Management Digital Financial Services Digital Transformation Digitization Planning
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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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Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers
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Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Risks & Barriers

Welcome to the DSG Hub—the Global Destination for the Digital Savings Group Community!

By Dennis Mello & Paula Rudnicka
May 24, 2022

Welcome to the DSG Hub—the Global Destination for the Digital Savings Group Community!

This blog post, written by co-managers of the DSG Hub project at Global Communities, offers insights about why the Hub was created and how to get involved.
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Born Digital Digital Champions Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy
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Born Digital Digital Champions Digital Inclusion Digital Literacy

Top 10 Tips for Running a Great Digital Savings Group Pilot

By DreamStart Labs
May 22, 2022

Top 10 Tips for Running a Great Digital Savings Group Pilot

This article shares 10 tips from DreamStart Labs’ experience running many DSG pilots with partners around the world.
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Change Management Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Costs
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Change Management Digital Transformation Digitization Benefits Digitization Costs

Truth-testing (and Quantifying) the Costs and Benefits of Digital Savings Groups

By David Panetta,
May 20, 2022

Truth-testing (and Quantifying) the Costs and Benefits of Digital Savings Groups

This blog post explores the costs and benefits of digital savings groups, and underlines the importance of truth-testing and quantifying them with greater rigor and precision.
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