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Savings and Financial Health

This meta-study explores findings from the savings literature that relate to the key elements used to define financial health, and explores whether they indicate that savings contribute to financial health.

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State of the Savings and Retail Banking in Africa

This publication examines the challenges of finding and using data in African countries and takes the examples of three financial service providers who are already reaping the benefits of a transition to data-driven, customer-centric operations and product portfolios.

Case Study

Informed Design: A Case Study Series (WomenSave)

The first in a new case study series from FinEquity on informed design and digital financial services (DFS). This study examines product and service design by WomenSave, an organization targeting poor (living on less than $2 a day) women in underserved areas of Uganda through financial literacy training and financial advisory services, access to mobile money and goal-based savings plans.

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VisionFund Impact Evaluation - Finance Accelerating Savings Group Transformation (FAST)

This report provides a research summary of two impact evaluations looking at VisionFund´s FAST program – lending to savings groups, to determine if it accomplished its main program objectives.

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Market Opportunities for Women’s Savings: Evidence From India

This study analyzed data to better understand why and how women save in India to guide financial services providers as they work to better tailor their products to customer needs.

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Building Financial Resilience: How Financial Service Providers can Help Low-Income Customers to Manage Risk

This paper showcases a range of services Savings at the Frontier partner financial service providers have developed, and presents reasons why informal savings mechanisms and their members might find them valuable.

Case Study

Savings and Retail Banking in Africa: A Case Study on Innovative Business Models

This study describes six business models to address the challenges financial service providers are increasingly facing as a result of digitization and the pandemic.

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Savings and Climate Resilience

This knowledge review focuses on successes and challenges in building up climate resilience, across three dimensions: disaster preparedness, response, and adaptation to climate change.

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Evidence Review of Women's Groups and COVID-19: Impacts, Challenges, and Policy Implications for Savings Groups in Africa

This brief presents emerging evidence from studies in diverse African contexts on how COVID-19 has affected savings groups and how these groups have helped mitigate the pandemic’s negative consequences in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Savings and Retail Banking in Africa: A Case Study on Mobile Financial Services

This case study​ benchmarks the impact and potential of mobile financial services in several low-income markets in Africa.