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Savings mobilization strategies : lessons from four experiences (Arabic)

Around the world, poor households save in various forms and for various purposes. Although empirical evidence suggests that the poor would deposit if appropriate financial institutions and savings facilities were available, little progress has been made to establish microfinance institutions (MFIs) as full-fledged financial intermediaries. In fact, today most MFIs offer only credit, and savings mobilization remains the forgotten half of micro-finance. The Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP) Working Group on Savings, formed in 1996 and chaired by GTZ (representing Germany), has recently completed case studies of four deposit-taking MFIs and a related comparative paper. This note represents a synopsis of these studies.

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Mukherjee, Joyita [editor] Wisniwski, Sylvia

Savings mobilization strategies : lessons from four experiences (Arabic). CGAP focus note ; no. 13 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/398331468293718616/Savings-mobilization-strategies-lessons-from-four-experiences