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Technical Guidance

Savings Groups are inherently flexible, and adapt to meet the needs of their members. Practitioners must allow the methodology to work. Nevertheless, one of the strategic challenges in emergency settings is balancing recognized good practices with the need for adaptation. This brief examines Savings Groups in Emergencies and indicates that integrating Savings Groups into more humanitarian programming–and doing it better–holds significant potential to improve the outcomes of humanitarian aid.

This brief was made possible by a grant from the Implementer-Led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL) Activity. The IDEAL Small Grants Program is made possible by the generous support and contribution of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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