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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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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

Preventing Child Labour and Empowering Girls in Côte d'Ivoire

Savings Groups provide a simple way of saving and accessing credit in communities that do not have access to formal financial services.

March 14, 2019

Vodacom and TPB Bank trailblaze financial inclusion and simplify group saving with M-Koba

Vodacom Tanzania and TPB Bank PLC have launched Tanzania's first mobile platform providing digital financial solutions to individuals engaging in both formal (VICOBA) and informal Savings Groups.

March 5, 2019

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