Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
The MasterCard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest private foundations its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. Based in Toronto, Canada, its independence was established by Mastercard when the Foundation was created in 2006. For more information and to sign up for the Foundation’s newsletter, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org. Follow the Foundation at @MastercardFdn on Twitter.
What We Want to Know: A Practitioner-Led Research Agenda for Savings Groups
This research agenda highlights the most salient issues in the SG community, and it guides attention and resources to addressing them so that innovation may be informed by evidence.
The themes presented in this paper are front and center for SG stakeholders. They were discussed and debated by over 400 practitioners, financial service providers (FSPs), donors, and other stakeholders at the SG2015 conference, "The Power of Savings Groups," in Lusaka, Zambia, in November 2015.