What are digital savings groups (DSGs)?
Digital savings groups (DSGs) are savings groups whose procedures, records, or transactions are digitized in some way, typically through the use of mobile phones. For an overview of DSGs, please refer to our Digital Savings Group (DSG) Glossary: Key Concepts and Terms and Digital Savings Groups (DSGs): Technology Solutions Overview.
What is the DSG Hub trying to achieve?
The DSG Hub is an online learning and community platform aimed at facilitating thoughtful, safe, and inclusive digitization of savings groups. For more information, please visit our About page.
Who is the DSG Hub's primary audience?
The DSG Hub is a global destination for anyone who is planning, implementing, developing technology for, or studying DSGs. This includes non-governmental organizations, financial service providers, funders, investors, technology firms, and researchers.
Who are the creators behind the DSG Hub?
The DSG Hub project is funded by the FAHU Foundation and implemented by Global Communities. All DSG community members are encouraged to submit content to the hub. The project has an Advisory Board, which ensures that the DSG Hub is of the highest quality and meets the distinct needs of savings group practitioners. To find out more, visit the About page.
What kind of content can I find on the DSG Hub?
The DSG Hub content can be found on two pages: Resources and Blog. Resources are publications curated by the DSG Hub editorial team or submitted by DSG community members (DSG Hub users). They include studies, tools, training, briefs, videos, blog posts, and other publications. On the Blog page, you will find blog posts written specifically for the DSG Hub by our team or DSG Hub users.
How can I share my work on the DSG Hub?
Please visit the Propose Content page for more information about submitting work to the DSG Hub.
What languages are supported on the DSG Hub?
English is the only language currently supported on the DSG Hub except for Resources which already exist in other languages.
Do I have to pay to access DSG Hub resources or submit content to the DSG Hub?
No, you do not have to pay to access resources or submit content to the DSG Hub. The DSG Hub is open to the public and anyone can use it free of charge. There are also no fees associated with publishing on our site.
Will I get paid for submitting content to the DSG Hub?
No, you will not get paid for submitting content to the DSG Hub. We do not offer honorariums to authors.
Does the DSG Hub provide training, technical assistance, or funding?
No, the DSG Hub does not provide training, technical assistance, or funding. However, we publish training materials and you can search our Community page to see if any of our members offer such resources.
What data does the DSG Hub collect about me and what happens to it?
What is the DSG Community and what are the benefits of becoming a DSG Hub member?
Can I create a reading list on the DSG Hub?
Does the DSG Hub publish a newsletter?
Yes, we publish a monthly newsletter with news and announcements about the DSG Hub, including links to new resources and blog posts. You can subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. We encourage our users to submit their announcements—including information about new resources, jobs, collaboration opportunities, or events—for inclusion in the newsletter. We would like the newsletter to be the voice of the DSG community.
How can I make my profile private?
When you sign up as a member of the DSG Hub, you have the option to make your profile public or not. You can also visit My Profile and edit it accordingly.
How can I edit or delete my profile?
Once logged in, navigate to My Profile by clicking on your image or avatar in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
To edit your profile: click Edit Profile. From here, you can change your picture and personal details, and you can make your profile public or private. To edit your email notifications, unsubscribe from the DSG Hub newsletter, or change your password, click on Settings.
To delete your profile: click Settings on the left side of the screen and proceed to Delete Account.