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.
Who Pays and for What? Assessing the Cost of Digitizing Savings Groups
This blog explores the costs of implementing digital savings group projects.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.