The Mastercard Foundation Savings Learning Lab Update

The Mastercard Foundation Savings Learning Lab is a six-year initiative implemented by Itad, in partnership with the SEEP Network. The Lab’s aim is to support learning among the Foundation’s savings sector portfolio programmes through increased alignment and effectiveness of monitoring and evaluation, and through the generation, synthesis, curation and dissemination of knowledge.

The partners include CARE Canada, Oxford Policy Management, Catholic Relief Services, World Savings and Retail Banking Institute and the United Nations Capital Development Fund. They are implementing savings-led financial inclusion programmes across Africa.

Over the course of the next few months, we will be holding webinars and producing knowledge products to share ongoing learning from the Lab with the wider community. This page will be regularly updated with upcoming activities, so check back regularly for updates!

Find out more about the Partnership – Introducing The Mastercard Foundation Savings Learning Lab

Latest products:

Savings count: Trends in access, use and the ecosystem of savings in sub-Saharan Africa

Savings at the Frontier – Evidence Mapping on Informal Savings Mechanisms

Savings at the Frontier – briefing note – Linking users of informal financial services with formal
financial services: A Review of the Evidence

Savings at the Frontier – Evidence visualisation: linking users of informal financial
services with formal financial services

Upcoming webinars:

Check back regularly for upcoming webinars.

Past webinars:

Understanding the Impact of Savings Groups

Pulling Levers toward Sustainability: A Framework for Small Balance Deposit Mobilization

Savings groups and reaching the very poor: insights from Expanding Financial Inclusion in Africa

The Outcomes of SG Bank Linkages – Emerging Evidence

Delivering Formal Financial Services to Savings Groups and their Members

Listening to Savings Group Members for Stronger Bank Linkages: Customer Journey Mapping

Latest blogs:

What do we mean by client empowerment in financial inclusion and how do we do it?

The EFI Project Unveiled – What Have We Done and What Did We Learn?

Stories of Bank Linkages

Latest news:

‘Catalyzing Transformative Change’ – Itad at the SEEP Network Annual Conference


Savings Learning Lab Update Autumn 2017

Savings Learning Lab Update Summer 2017