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Case Studies | June 1, 2015

A Sustainable Approach To Community-Based Savings in Rwanda

The Private Service Provider Model
This report presents results from the final evaluation survey of Catholic Relief Services’ Private Service Provider (PSP) project in Rwanda’s Eastern Province, which was implemented from August 2011 to April 2014. The objective of the evaluation survey was to assess the impact of the PSP model on savings and internal lending communities’ (SILC) sustainability. The results showed that the PSP model does not only facilitate the creation of SILC groups but also helps the groups to evolve in such a way that they become fully operational and no longer require the regular guidance of a field agent, but instead can call upon a PSP for occasional and specific services.


  • Acknowledgements

  • List of Figures

  • List of Tables

  • List of Abbreviations

  • Executive Summary

  • Introduction

  • Methodology

  • Key Findings

  • Conclusions and Recommendations

  • Bibliography

  • Annex 1. SILC Household Survey Tool

  • Annex 2. Questionnaire for Field Agents

  • Annex 3. SILC Baseline FGD Questions

  • Annex 4: Outcome Measures and Analysis Plan 

  • Annex 5: Sampling

  • Annex 6: SILC Savings

  • Annex 7: SILC Loans 

  • Annex 8: Household Dietary Diversity 

  • Annex 9: Agricultural Inputs

  • Annex 10: Household Health 

  • Annex 11: Services Provided to SILC Members

  • Annex 12: Summary Table of the Financial Services – Monthly Averages

  • Annex 13: Wealth Index