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From Cash to Accounts : Switching How Women Save in Uganda

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/25446
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Africa Gender Policy Briefs
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Buehren, Niklas
dc.date.accessioned
2016-11-28T20:21:42Z
dc.date.available
2016-11-28T20:21:42Z
dc.date.issued
2015-07
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2021-04-23T14:04:31Z
dc.description.abstract
In Sub Saharan Africa women are often not protecting their savings through formal devices but instead keeping their savings in more vulnerable savings options. After participating in a savings promotion program, women are more likely to save in semi-formal savings options. Participants moved their cash to semi-formal saving options, such as ROSCAs, but did not go as far as moving to regular bank accounts or other formal savings options. The pilot identified subgroups that may be especially receptive for informational savings campaigns. Women who were illiterate or had been robbed or stolen from in the past one and a half years show significant increases in take-up of formal savings options after participating in the program. The savings mobilization program resulted in reallocation rather than accumulation of monetary wealth.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/380441467986322700/From-cash-to-accounts-switching-how-women-save-in-Uganda
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/25455
dc.language
English
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en_US
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
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Gender Innovation Lab Policy Brief;No. 11
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject
DATA COLLECTION
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BANK ACCOUNT
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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INVESTMENTS
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MICROFINANCE
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DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION
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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
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SAVINGS SERVICES
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FINANCIAL SERVICES
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RISKS
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SAVINGS
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SAVINGS MOBILIZATION
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SAVINGS PROMOTION
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FUTURE
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SAVING
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BANK
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SAVINGS BEHAVIOR
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BANK ACCOUNTS
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SAVINGS ACCOUNT
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WOMEN AND AGRICULTURE
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GENDER INNOVATION LAB
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AFRICA GENDER POLICY
dc.title
From Cash to Accounts
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dc.title.subtitle
Switching How Women Save in Uganda
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dc.type
Brief
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2015-08-19
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Brief
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/380441467986322700/From-cash-to-accounts-switching-how-women-save-in-Uganda
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yes
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090224b08307f9b4_1_0
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24924061
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98924
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/380441467986322700/pdf/98924-BRI-PUBLIC-ADD-SERIES-Box393185B.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
okr.region.country
Uganda
okr.topic
Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Financial Literacy
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Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Financial Intermediation
okr.topic
Finance and Financial Sector Development :: E-Finance and E-Security
okr.topic
Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Contractual Savings
okr.topic
Gender :: Gender and Development
okr.unit
Gender - CCSA - IBRD (GCGDR)

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