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Month of PQGs
Join us this April for the "Month of PQGs," as we present a series of webinars in English, Spanish, and French that will introduce participants to the main elements of the guidelines with practitioner insights into the importance of the Program Quality Guidelines (PQG)s for the Savings Groups community.
The Program Quality Guidelines for Savings Groups (PQGs) represent a sector-wide effort to set minimum standards for program quality. They begin with the convictions that facilitating agencies have a responsibility to implement quality Savings Groups (SGs) that safeguard the well-being of members and the security of their assets. The PQGs contain eight overarching principles, and were launched in November 2015 at the SG2015: The Power of Savings Groups conference in Lusaka, Zambia.
Calidad en Practica: Implementando las Directrices de Calidad para Grupos de Ahorro
April 12, 2016 | 12:00 pm US EST | Details, Presentation, and Recording >>
Quality in Practice: Applying the Program Quality Guidelines for Savings Groups
April 13, 2016 | 10:00 am US EST | Details, Presentation, and Recording>>
Qualité dans la pratique: Application des Directives pour la Qualité des Programmes des Groupes d'épargne
April 27, 2016 | 9:00 am US EST | Details, Presentation, and Recording>>
Congratulations to Gabrielle Athmer, Winner of the PQG "Share Your Story" Contest!
Gabrielle Athmer, an independent consultant based in the Netherlands, shared how she has promoted the PQGs through various means, including in a training, at a conference in Mozambique, and by facilitating the PQG learning activity with other practitioners. We appreciate all the work that Gabrielle has done for the PQGs and look forward to seeing her use her complimentary conference registration! To read more about Gabrielle’s story, click here>>
We also want to recognize the great work that Hope International has made in promoting the PQGs, notably in using the PQG training materials and continuing the conversation, especially with staff in the field. We look forward to see how you continue using the PQGs with your teams! To read more about Hope International’s stories, click here>>