InFocus

Publication

The InFocus project examined the experiences of four developing country banks that have specific savings account offerings targeted toward low-income populations. In this knowledge-building exercise which was sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), BFA conducted extensive analytical studies of the banks and their customers over a two-year period. The studies aimed to give the Financial Services for the Poor team at BMGF a comprehensive understanding of the economics around providing savings services for the poor.

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Do savings products at commercial banks really improve the lives of the poor?

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How the Poor Use their Savings Accounts–A Supply Side View

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Combining demand and supply side insights to build a better proposition for banks and clients

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Updated January 2018