September 28, 2017
Savings clubs offer people who lack access to formal financial services a secure place for their savings, improved financial literacy, peer support for small business owners, and access to credit. Despite the success of savings clubs, members still struggle with several challenges. Digital financial services (DFS) may offer a way to meet these challenges and enhance what savings groups offer their members while paving the way to improved access to formal channels. The workshop offered participants an opportunity to imagine innovative services for savings clubs by following human centered design methods and using design thinking to come up with creative concepts.
September 13, 2017
By: Denton Rarawa and Krishnan Narasimhan Social protection in the Pacific small island states is presently limited with only Fiji, Tonga and Samoa offering national level old age pension through budget supported schemes and even these are small amounts ($50 USD a month). However, financial and social protection for the elderly in Pacific Island countries...