#MASTERCARD FOUNDATION SAVINGS LEARNING LAB

Learning about learning. Wait! What?

I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks thinking about Learning Partnerships, what they are, what they can offer and how we can make them more effective.

In my role as Project Director on the MasterCard Foundation ‘Savings Learning Lab’ (MCFSLL) I get to work first hand on a learning partnership, and was recently with the foundation participating in a …

Itad at SG2018: The Power of Savings Groups

As part of our work with the Mastercard Foundation Savings Learning Lab, Itad is a conference partner at SG2018: The Power of Savings Groups in Rwanda this May.

Convened by one of the Savings Learning Lab partners, the SEEP Network, the conference is a platform for attendees to connect, engage and learn from each other about the challenges and opportunities they …

Stories of Bank Linkages

What are we learning from savings group members on how bank linkages are working for them?

In a recent webinar, CARE shared compelling outcomes of savings groups having access to formal finance such as bank accounts and mobile money services, often referred to as ‘savings group linkages’. To assess the impact of linkage on group savings, businesses, member …

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

At the 2017 SEEP Annual Conference, I had the pleasure to facilitate a session with colleagues from the Mastercard Foundation Savings Learning Lab. We talked about successful approaches to client empowerment in savings programming, with a focus on the overarching problem of financial exclusion of two vulnerable groups – women and the very poor.

I was joined by …