The State of Linkage Report: The first global mapping of savings group linkage

The State of Linkage Report provides, for the first time, a global mapping of linkage activity – the process through which informal savings groups are able to access products and services from formal financial service providers (FSPs). The report identifies where linkage is taking place, the organisations that are currently offering group savings and credit products, and the kind of products being offered.

The report, which was commissioned by Barclays, CARE International and Plan UK in support of the Linking for Change Savings Charter, identifies 106 active savings group products that are offered by 95 formal financial institutions across 27 countries. It includes an analysis of insights from the research; a detailed list of linkage activity, organised by country; and suggestions for further research and investigation.

  • Countries: Global
  • Co-authors: Barclays, Plan UK
  • Published: February 2016

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