Itad at SG2020: The Future of Savings Groups

As part of our work with the Mastercard Foundation Savings Learning Lab, Itad is a partner at SG2020: The Future of Savings Groups taking place in Durban, South Africa.

The conference is convened by the SEEP Network and provides a platform for attendees to connect and learn from each other about the challenges and opportunities they face in supporting Savings Groups worldwide.

Come join us and our Lab partners Scale2Save and Savings at the Frontier at:

Are We There Yet? Provider-led Approaches to Scalable and Sustainable Digital Solutions 

This session will host an honest conversation on working with a diverse set of providers to develop digital solutions for Savings Groups. It will focus on supply side approaches and the intricacies of the partnerships needed to bring these products together. Chaired by Itad and the Savings Learning Lab, it will feature learnings from Scale2Save and Savings at the Frontier.

Savings and Other Surprises: Lessons from Across Africa

This session, run by L-IFT with speakers from Scale2Save will explore the dynamics of people’s financial inclusion and exclusion, testing the audience’s understanding of how different vulnerable groups think about money and how they act on their thinking. Join to hear from leading experts and to gain fun and unexpected insights.

Financial Exclusion: By Choice, Design or Default? 

An expert panel will discuss who is left behind by FSPs (financial service providers) and informal savings mechanisms and who opts out and why. The session, run by CGAP with speakers from Savings at the Frontier will generate insights for a review of the existing definitions and categories of financial inclusion and exclusion.

How Can Financial Service Providers Capture the Youth Market?

Chaired by the WSBI (World Savings Bank Institute), this session focuses on insights from Morocco, Nigeria and Senegal and draws on findings from the Scale2Save program. The session will invite audience members to share their perspectives on how to better tailor financial products and services for young people.

Can Financial Service Providers Do Well by Serving Informal Savers?

This CGAP-led session with speakers from Savings at the Frontier will explore why it has been challenging to establish commercially sustainable linkages between FSPs, informal groups and their members. Panel members will discuss the challenges FSPs face around delivering usable financial services to informal groups and savers and how they address these challenges. Can a commercial business case for FSPs emerge and over what time.

The conference will take place between 10-12 March 2020. Please visit the SG2020 website to find out more and register. We hope to see you there.