This session explores how community/women groups are coping up with COVID-19 and discusses strategies to support women's groups and collectives for the transition to economic institutions and longer-term local economic recovery.
This study, using data collected as part of an ongoing programme evaluation, investigates whether participation in Saving Groups (SGs)—a community-owned microfinance intervention focused on poor households – is associated with maternal health service utilisation, and whether this association is mediated by women’s agency – as measured by self-efficacy and decision-making autonomy.
This study is a cluster randomised controlled trial to test the impact of strengthened health management committees (HMCs) and community mobilisation through women’s groups on institutional deliveries and deliveries by trained health workers in rural Nepal.
This chapter describes Food for the Hungry’s "Family and Community Transformation" (FCT) programme as an alternative model to the traditional microcredit approach to development through its emphasis on internal savings, holistic training, and the build-up of community-wide social capital.
AVECs are associations that provide credit and savings options for members to expand their small businesses or manage financial shocks. This blog recommends that AVECS formalise and expand across the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This blog shares key insights from CARE’s recent publication, "Assessing the Viability of Savings Groups as a Vehicle for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Africa" with findings from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia.
Watch members of a women group talk about their experience with ActionAid International Uganda's program in Myanzi, Bagezza and Butoloogo sub counties, providing trainings on life skills and economic literacy, savings, credit, gender, rights and enterprise-tailored trainings for their respective group businesses.
This film tells the story of the Mulukanoor Women’s Cooperative Dairy in Telangana, India, which has evolved into one of India’s more successful dairy businesses, producing milk and milk products on a 24/7 basis.
October 26-October 30, 2020 - 11 am - 3 pm ET
The 2020 SEEP Annual Conference focuses on the theme "Disruptive Collaboration: navigating a radically uncertain world". The conference will be powered by four technical streams: Stream 1: The Nexus Imperative for Market-Based Programming Stream 2: Financial Inclusion: COVID-19 & Risks to Four Decades of Progress Stream 3: Savings Groups at the Frontlines of COVID-19 Stream 4: The Promise and Perils of Inclusion in a New World
This webinar will explore the gendered and social dynamics of digital Savings Groups, based on a six-month study by the International Center for Research on Women. In this webinar, project partners will present findings and key insights in three specific areas: 1) The gendered effects of digital Savings Group solutions 2) Rethinking key roles within digital Savings Groups 3) The different impacts of transitioning mature groups to digital vs. forming new digital Savings Groups