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VSLAs: Addressing the Evidence Gap on Child-level Outcomes

The SEEP Network
Lindsey Parr
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Monday, July 1, 2013

Evidence of the important role of savings in strengthening the economic status of poor households continues to grow, but there is a large knowledge gap on how Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs)—a common intervention to promote savings—affect the well-being of children. Two current research projects—the STRIVE Mozambique project implemented by Save the Children and managed by FHI 360, and the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC)  New Generation project in Burundi—aim to shed further light on this important topic.