In recent years, governments across sub-Saharan Africa have deepened their engagement with savings groups, recognising the potential of the community-based microfinance model to contribute to national development agendas. This report, based on an extensive desk review and interviews with 46 government representatives from 22 countries, identifies and describes 74 government initiatives related to policies, regulation and programming in the savings group sector, across 20 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Latest Publications

A future she deserves: Ending child marriage in MENA

  • Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Yemen, West Bank and Gaza
  • Published: January 2019

Insuring for a changing climate - A review and reflection on CARE’s experience with microinsurance

  • Countries: Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nepal, Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Published: January 2019

Advancing towards promoting inclusive governance in fragile settings - A learning brief

  • Countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan
  • Co-authors: CARE Nederland
  • Published: January 2019

The why and how of women’s political influence in fragile contexts

  • Countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Rwanda
  • Co-authors: CARE Nederland
  • Published: January 2019

Doing Development Differently in the Global South – Workshop Report

  • Countries: Global
  • Co-authors: British Council
  • Published: January 2019

Women’s space facilitators training module – Indashyikirwa programme

  • Countries: Rwanda
  • Co-authors: DFID, Rwanda Women’s Network, Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre
  • Published: December 2018

Opinion leaders training module – Indashyikirwa programme

  • Countries: Rwanda
  • Co-authors: DFID, Rwanda Women’s Network, Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre
  • Published: December 2018

Couple curriculum training module – Indashyikirwa programme

  • Countries: Rwanda
  • Co-authors: DFID, Rwanda Women’s Network, Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre
  • Published: December 2018

Community activist training module - Indashyikirwa programme

  • Countries: Rwanda
  • Co-authors: DFID, Rwanda Women’s Network, Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre
  • Published: December 2018