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Oct092012

Redefining Sustainability: CRS' PSP–SILC Model

  

Savings groups are in high demand throughout the developing world. But what is the best way to ensure that everyone who wants to belong to a savings group is able to join one and receive the necessary support? This presentation outlines Catholic Relief Services' new approach, which utilizes private service providers who form and support savings groups on a sustainable, fee-for-service basis.

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Learn more at the 2012 SEEP Annual Conference

The presentation offers

  • reasons why savings groups should consider the new approach,
  • results from savings groups that use this model and
  • three considerations for successful implementation.


Learn more about CRS' private service provider model

   SILC Innovations Research Brief 1
Poverty Outreach in Fee-for-Service Savings Groups

SILC Innovations Research Brief 2
Agent Productivity in Fee-for-Service Savings Groups

SILC Innovations Research Brief 3
Group Performance in Fee-for-Service Savings Groups

SILC Innovations Research Brief 4
An Analysis of Agent Earnings in Fee-for-Service Savings Groups

An Evaluation of Household Impact Among Fee-for-Service Savings Groups

SILC Innovations Research Brief 5
An Evaluation of Household Impact Among Fee-for-Service Savings Groups

Presentation details

Presenter: marc bavois
Conference: "Don't Just Borrow, Be the Bank": How Savings-Led Microfinance Can Make Food and Nutrition Security Programs More Sustainable
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date of presentation: September 20, 2012
PowerPoint: 15 slides (PDF)
Language: English

Posted on October 9, 2012


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