Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
VSL Field Officer Guide
This manual is part of a 2-part series: the first to be used by Field Officers (FOs) and the second by Village Agents (VAs). FOs are paid employees of a Facilitating Agency (FA) or its partner organisations, who create and train Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs). VAs are community-based trainers who are not paid employees of the project. The manuals have been developed in order to provide straightforward guidance to FOs and VAs on how to train VSLAs, reduced to the essentials. The manual deliberately avoids suggesting a step-by-step training system, since implementing organisations may have their own pedagogical approach. Rather, it specifies what needs to be achieved and focuses more on group-level outputs and procedures.