Savings Evidence Map: Part I Synthesis Report

Date Published: 
Apr 2018

Review of existing evidence and gaps related to savings-focused financial inclusion

The overall goal of the evidence map is to provide consolidated access to relevant evidence related to savings-focused financial inclusion and enable users to navigate and find existing evidence as well as identify existing gaps. 

This report represents Part 1 of a two-part process. Part 1 presents a comprehensive description of the approach, synthesizes the evidence using a set of pre-defined categories, and provides an initial analysis of where the evidence is clustered and where there are gaps. It is intended for practitioners looking for evidence of what works to inform decisions on savings programming and policies, for donors and investors interested in making evidence-based, strategic investments in this area and for researchers interested in filling evidence gaps.