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FinDev Blog

Designing for Mixed Realities

A member guest blog by Rathi Mani-Kandt, Head of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion, CARE and Emma Langbridge, Entrepreneurship Communications Advisor, CARE.

Case Study

Saving Cash, Saving Lives

The experiences of Haitian savings groups during COVID-19


Learning Brief: VSLA and CARE Adaptations to COVID-19 and Past Crises

Examples and experiences of mitigating measures to lessen the impact and adapt during the pandemic

COVID-19 Could Condemn Women to Decades of Poverty

Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ economic justice and rights

Gender Implications of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Development and Humanitarian Settings

This brief considers the potential impact of the global pandemic on health, food security and nutrition, and economic well-being of women and girls.

    Guide / Toolkit

    Savings Group Risk Mitigation, Support, and Engagement in Relation to COVID-19

    This guide is intended to help implementers consider how best to support savings groups and their members during COVID-19. The recommendations draw on past experiences working with savings groups during times of crises.


    Curiosity Collective: Evidence of Social Changes for Women in Savings Groups

    Impact of VSLAs on women, their families and communities

    Guide / Toolkit

    Delivering Formal Financial Services to Savings Groups: A Handbook for Financial Service Providers

    Reference guide to help FSPs design solutions that respond to the needs of savings groups

    Resilient Markets: Strengthening Women’s Economic Empowerment and Market Systems in Fragile Settings

    Recommendations for using the three A's framework: Anticipate, Absorb, Adapt
    Guide / Toolkit

    The Banking on Change Youth Savings Group Model: From Saving and Learning to Banking and Earning

    Practitioner’s guide of 10 principles for setting up Youth Savings Groups