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State of Practice: Savings Groups and the Role of Government in Sub-Saharan Africa

Savings Groups are community-based financial service providers that deliver basic financial services to millions of members in underserved markets worldwide. Traditionally, the promotion of Sa…

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Government of Tanzania embarks on financial inclusion program for people with disabilities

The Ministry of Finance and Planning will provide targeted groups financial education, entrepreneurship training and incentives to join Savings Groups.

February 6, 2019

Is universal financial inclusion achievable?

The world's poor have as many reasons not to do business with banks as banks have not to do business with them.

January 17, 2019

Investing in change in Myanmar

VSLA members take home an average of over two months’ wages in savings and interest at the end of each year.

January 9, 2019

South African Savings Institute warns of turbulent year ahead, promotes Savings Groups to cope with economic shocks

"The need to collectively pool resources and save is now more important than ever,” says SASI CEO Gerald Mwandiambira. “Families should consider savings groups and stokvels ahead o…

November 29, 2018

Savings groups at center of political battle within Uganda's ruling National Resistance Movement

President Museveni rejects calls from NRM leaders to distribute funds to ruling party-leaning Savings Groups.

November 13, 2018

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