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 tool to explore changes in the positions and skills needed to support a DSG project; a Monitoring and Evaluation tool to identify key evaluation domains and indicators; tips on Promoting Women’s Digital Capabilities; a tool on Addressing Risks of Gender-based Violence; a series of Digital User Dialogues for use directly with savings group members; and a Data Privacy and Security tool with key questions implementers should ask technology providers when considering a digital solution.
Each tool can be used by implementers just beginning to think about their first DSG project and by those who are mid-project or preparing to expand. They can be used individually or as a complete set, depending upon the needs of the implementer.