Domestic savings mini workshop for country case authors

17 March 2021, online

This project workshop brought together the authors responsible for the country case studies of  The domestic savings shortfall in developing countries – what can be done about it? project. The country studies will be included in a book volume on domestic savings in developing countries.

The book will aim to increase knowledge about (i) the key drivers of domestic saving rates in Sub-Saharan Africa; (ii) whether alternative approaches, such as pension funds or fintech, could provide new solutions to increase domestic savings, (iii) lessons learnt from the experiences so far in different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, and iv) what can Sub-Saharan learn from the experience of other regions which have been more successful in raising savings rates.

In this workshop the members of the project team at UNU-WIDER and eight authors of the country case studies gathered together to discuss the guidelines and the content of the studies. The workshop also included a STATA training session on specific country level data sets.