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Savings E- workshop Dec 2014 slides

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How to build Savings groups in 2 hours and other Breakthroughs in Financial Inclusion

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Savings E- workshop Dec 2014 slides

  1. 1. How to build Savings Group in 2 hours and other breakthroughs in Financial Inclusion William Maddocks, Program Director, Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Jeffrey Ashe, Fellow Co-author of In Their Own Hands: How Savings Groups Are Revolutionizing Development Jong- Hyon Shin, Country Project Coordinator, Dom. Republic Feel free to live-tweet the session @MicroCredSummit, @Carseyschool, @FundaCapital and #Commit100M ! You can use the Q&A box on the top-right to send questions to the Panelists.
  2. 2. Campaign Commitment • Research that measures the impact of Savings Groups in creating social capital, empowerment, resiliency and community action, and also risks or unanticipated negative effects. • Research how Savings Groups spread within and between communities to identify conditions that lead to the spontaneous replication that can be the key to large-scale expansion. • Research how Savings Groups can serve as platforms for other development inputs. Feel free to ask a question to the panelists using the Q&A box on the right
  3. 3. Campaign Commitment • Broadcast a package of innovations in Savings Groups design and delivery to improve performance and accelerate adoption principles and practices at a breakthrough level of effectiveness and efficiency creating massive uptake of Savings Groups methodology across Africa and beyond. • Research how combining asset building strategies of conditional cash transfers with Savings Groups may reduce extreme poverty and build livelihood options for women and their families. Feel free to ask a question to the panelists using the Q&A box on the right
  4. 4. 1) 2 hour trainings to start savings groups • It’s possible to form a strong SGs in 2 hours (with pre-arranged group identification & simulation) as long as the group has social capital and respect to basic principles. • Reinforcement and follow up help groups remain strong. Feel free to ask a question to the panelists using the Q&A box on the right
  5. 5. 2) Savings groups and Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) • CCTs based SGs are effective and efficient: -social capital present, -structure for follow-up and reinforcement in place, -can help achieve scale. (33 million in Latin America) Feel free to ask a question to the panelists using the Q&A box on the right
  6. 6. 3) SG-led financial inclusion • SGs and banks are complementary. The more mature the group is, the more open to bank linkage. • In 8 months, 33% of accounts received deposit, average savings USD 72.31, increase in savings by 48% Feel free to ask a question to the panelists using the Q&A box on the right
  7. 7. Shared Vision of SG Practitioners • Currently 10.5 m SG members – 525,000 groups, 177,000 villages, 65 countries – Managing $270 million, $81 million profits • Objective 50,000,000 SG members by 2020 – 2.5 million groups, 833,000 villages – Managing $2.3 billion, $700 million in profits • Cost: – $1,000 to $2,000 per village of 1,000 (2-10 groups) – $1 to $2 per villager – impact community wide Feel free to ask a question to the panelists using the Q&A box on the right
  8. 8. Mapping SfC & FLAIR: Using GIS in Mali and Cambodia 8 Feel free to ask a question to the panelists using the Q&A box on the right
  9. 9. Principles Of “In Your Own Hands Development” • Scale is necessary • Less is more/ Simple is better • Build on local traditions • Increase efficiency - lower costs • No giveaways • Local control • Set standards of performance • Embrace learning, innovation Feel free to ask a question to the panelists using the Q&A box on the right
  10. 10. How to build Savings Group in 2 hours and other breakthroughs in Financial Inclusion Join the Carsey School of Public Policy and Fundacion Capital in announcing YOUR CAMPAIGN COMMITMENT: mcs2015.org/commitonline Feel free to contact us : mycommitment@microcreditsummit.org Don’t forget to tweet your takeaways of this E-workshop @Carseyschool@FundaCapital @Jeffrey_Ashe@MicroCredSummit #Commit100M To learn more on Savings Groups, read Jeff’s book: In Their Own Hands: How Savings Groups Are Revolutionizing Development http://intheirownhands.com/

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