Savings Evidence Map: Part I Synthesis Report

Itad has developed the evidence map presented in this document as part of the Mastercard Foundation Savings Learning Lab.

The overall goal of the evidence map is to provide consolidated access to relevant evidence related to savings-focused financial inclusion and enable users to navigate and find existing evidence as well as identify existing gaps.

This report represents Part 1 of a two-part process. Part 1 presents a comprehensive description of our approach, synthesises the evidence using a set of pre-defined categories, and provides an initial analysis of where the evidence is clustered and where there are gaps. It is intended for practitioners looking for evidence of what works to inform decisions on savings programming and policies, for donors and investors interested in making evidence-based, strategic investments in this area and for researchers interested in filling evidence gaps.