2015 | Carinne Brody, Thomas de Hoop, Martina Vojtkova, Ruby Warnock, Megan Dunbar, Padmini Murthy, and Shari L. Dworkin (The Campbell Collaboration)
Motivation: Self-help groups (SHGs) are implemented around the world to empower women, supported by many developing country governments and agencies. A relatively large number of studies purpo…
2018 | Emily Mugisha and Courtney O’Connell (World Relief)
Research within the savings sector to date has produced mixed results on the impact of VSLA on women’s empowerment. This study examines if the more holistic approach to poverty alleviati…
2016 | Promundo, WorldFish
This manual integrates a gender-transformative perspective into Savings Groups, to engage men in group participation and support, and to improve gender relations and decision-making processes.
2014 | Jhumka Gupta (Yale University), Kathryn Falb (Yale University), Heidi Lehmann (International Rescue Committee), Denise Kpebo (Innovations for Poverty Action), Ziming Xuan (Boston University), Mazeda Hossain (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Cathy Zimmerman (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Charlotte Watts (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), and Jeannie Annan (International Rescue Committee)
The study measures the incremental impact of adding gender dialogues to Savings Groups in rural Côte d’Ivoire, on levels of intimate partner violence.
2013 | Henny Slegh, Gary Barker, Augustin Kimonyo, Prudence Ndolimana, and Matt Bannerman (Gender and Development)
This article presents an evaluation of a project in Rwanda that deliberately engaged men as partners of women’s Savings Groups. Results affirm the importance of engaging men in a delibe…
2011 | Promundo and CARE International
This manual provides group education sessions for engaging men as allies in women’s economic empowerment, through female members of Savings Groups and their male partners.