A range of tools have been developed to guide facilitating agencies in the formation of safe, sustainable, and inclusive Savings Groups. All of these tools represent the careful work of experts in the field. The specific approach that one follows is less important than the care and attention to detail with which one follows it.

Tools have been grouped for presentation on this website in the five broad categories listed below. Within each category, readers will find a brief description of each tool/aid. Descriptions placed in quotation marks have been provided by that tool’s original author/source.

Training tools Program assessment and monitoring tools Tools for combining Savings Groups and other activities Tools for financial linkages Tools for promoting and measuring inclusiveness