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SG2015: The Power of Savings Groups Conference Materials
SG2015: THE POWER OF SAVINGS GROUPS
From November 10 - 12, 2015, SG2015 welcomed over 350 participants from 44 countries and 147 organizations! SG2015 represented a community of stakeholders committed to accelerating innovations through knowledge sharing and collaboration. To further drive collaboration and push the Savings Groups agenda forward, all presentations and materials from the conference can be found by clicking on the links below.
Peer Learning Sessions:
- New Tools for Project Planning & Management
- SaveAct - Digital Management System (PDF)
- VSLA - Project Planning Tool Example (Excel)
- VSLA - Project Planning Tool Template (Excel)
- Utilizing Savings Groups to Improve Nutrition and Dietary Diversity
- Unlocking the potential of linking Savings Groups and other informal Savings Groups to FSPs: lessons learned from multiple approaches
- Adapting Savings Groups for Youth
- Using Government Programs to Scale Savings Groups Outreach
- Outside the Categories of the Marketplace
- Technology: The New Frontier in Savings Group Training
- Unlocking Community Action and Empowerment: Savings Groups as a Catalyst
- Savings Groups in an Integrated Development Program
- Does the business case hold up? Evidence from linkage efforts across Africa
- Digital Linkages: Using Mobile to Offer Financial Services
- Savings Groups Plus- Understanding the Evidence
- Digitizing Savings Groups Records Using Mobile Technology
- Implications of Faith-based Community Partners & Savings Groups
- R4: Innovative Risk Management Strategy to Increase Savings Groups Resilience in Senegal
- Linking Savings Groups to Post Banks, SACCOs and MFIs. What have we learned?
- Effective outreach to very poor populations: What does it take?
- Savings Groups for HIV-Affected and Vulnerable Populations: Field-Level Perspectives and Lessons
- Successes and challenges implementing a gender transformative savings and lending group pilot project in western Zambia
- What Role do Savings Groups Play in Building Resilience? Evidence from Burkina Faso
- Five things you probably didn’t know: new findings about SGs from Kenya
- Does group inclusion hurt financial inclusion? Evidence from ultra-poor members of Ugandan savings groups
- Assessing the Credit Approaches to Savings Groups Linkages
- Exploring different patterns of young people’s engagement with Youth Savings Groups – and what this means for practitioners