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Women's Empowerment and Savings Groups: What Do We Know?

This learning brief examines the pathways between Savings Groups and women’s empowerment, the evidence with respect to various outcome areas, and how women’s empowerment outcomes c…

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Savings Groups expanding markets for banks in Zambia

With about 600,000 members and over US$1.3m in savings annually, Savings Groups are helping to develop new markets for financial institutions in Zambia, says Betty Wilkinson, CEO of FSD Zambia.

May 20, 2019

Funding female entrepreneurs: the Ethiopian women who turned to each other when the banks said no

“When women group together, great things happen,” say the women of Enat Fiker, a Savings Group in Addis Ababa.

May 4, 2019

Roughly half of the 35,000 cooperatives in Nepal are women-controlled - and they are now under threat

New government policy seeks the forceful merger of smaller women-led groups, including Savings Groups, into bigger, male-dominated institutions.

April 15, 2019

Afya-Plan selected for the UK's Go Global Africa programme

The digital platform enables SGs in Kenya to mobilize digital savings deposits, create health savings accounts, and acquire customized group insurance through the National Hospital Insurance Fund.

April 5, 2019

Savings Groups, Behavioral Economics and the Effects of Small Nudges

Through commitment devices, defaults and reminders, Savings Groups can improve savings rates and the mobilization of local savings deposits.

March 27, 2019

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