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Understanding the Impact of Savings Groups

A systematic review of the evidence on Savings Groups, based on 53 studies conducted between 2004 and 2017, this paper provides a generalized theory of change for Savings Groups, describes the…

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Savings Groups and Women's Empowerment

Evidence and learning grant of up to USD 90,000 to generate, consolidate or transfer knowledge on the relationship between SGs and women’s empowerment. Submission deadline: March 2, 2018

February 6, 2018

Savings Groups technology service providers nominated for Global Mobile Awards 2018

Airtel Tanzania, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe and Mahindra Comviva nominated for innovations in mobile payments and women’s financial inclusion.

February 2, 2018

As wild weather hits crops, Ethiopian women turn to Savings Groups

Increasingly erratic rain and recurring dry spells have slashed harvests and killed livestock in swathes of Ethiopia, raising fears of increased food insecurity. An initiative led by Farm Afri…

January 2, 2018

Founder of mobile banking suite for Savings Groups receives Tigo Digital Changemakers award

MVend is a mobile banking suite that enables Savings Group members to save, borrow, pay bills, and transfer funds electronically on their mobile phones, and build their financial record.

December 8, 2017

Savings Groups help refugee communities start over in Uganda

Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2014, more than a million people have fled to safety in Uganda. CARE is training women leaders in refugee communities to form Savings Groups, start bus…

November 27, 2017

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