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Integrating Savings Groups (SGs) into more humanitarian programming – and doing it better – holds significant potential to improve the outcomes of humanitarian aid.

Despite the clear potential for impact, there are some important challenges to promoting and working with SGs in humanitarian, crisis and conflict environments – along logistical, safety, economic, social, and psychological dimensions.

The brief addresses three questions:

  1. In emergency settings, which SG standards must be retained? What can change?
  2. How can SGS and CVA programming best work together in emergency settings?
  3. In unstable environments, how can we support social cohesion within – and through – SGs?

The training slide deck provides actionable guidance to organisations to promote or work with SGs in emergency settings.