What are savings groups?

Dear Colleagues,

Do you know what savings groups are, how they are structured, how they perform and where they flourish? In fact, saving groups are one of the World’s largest banking systems. Here at CERSEM, we find savings groups fascinating and have therefore initiated a large new project where we will research what drives the performance of these groups. The project is sponsored by FAHU foundation and we have gotten access to the SAVIX database covering 250 thousand groups worldwide. Our first output is a descriptive report on the content in the SAVIX database. Read the report and learn about savings groups.

Check it out at:

Best wishes

Professor Roy Mersland

Director Center for Research on Social Enterprises and Microfinance – https://cersem.uia.no/news/

UiA School of Business and Law

University of Agder, Norway

Tel: +47 924 34 333



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