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.

Latest Publications

The Forgotten South: Food security and livelihoods in Southern Syria (Executive Summary)

  • Countries: Syrian Arab Republic
  • Co-authors: NRC, FAO, iMMAP, RFSAN
  • Published: February 2016

Enabling economic development and livelihoods in countries affected by the Syrian regional crisis

  • Countries: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey
  • Co-authors: DFID, Ethical Trading Initiative, Business Fights Poverty
  • Published: February 2016

The resilience champions

  • Countries: Mali, Niger
  • Published: December 2015

2016 : l’année de la mobilisation des hommes et des garçons pour mettre un terme à la violence sexiste

  • Countries: Bosnia and Herzegowina, Burundi, Croatia, Sri Lanka, Democratic Republic of Congo, Global, Serbia
  • Published: December 2015

2016: The year of Engaging Men and Boys in stopping gender-based violence

  • Countries: Bosnia and Herzegowina, Burundi, Croatia, Sri Lanka, Democratic Republic of Congo, Global, Serbia
  • Published: November 2015

Loss and damage: Climate reality in the 21st Century

  • Countries: Global
  • Co-authors: ActionAid, WWF
  • Published: November 2015

Right to a future: Empowering refugees from Syria and host governments to face a long-term crisis

  • Countries: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey
  • Co-authors: Danish Refugee Council, International Rescue Committee, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Save the Children, World Vision
  • Published: November 2015

Within Reach: How banks in emerging economies can grow profitably by being more inclusive

  • Countries: Global
  • Co-authors: Accenture
  • Published: November 2015