Domestic savings workshop for authors

16-17 March, hybrid format

This project workshop brings together the authors of the upcoming Working Papers of  The domestic savings shortfall in developing countries – what can be done about it? project. The Working Papers 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, the authors of the book chapters, and ten discussants gather together to discuss the first drafts of the papers. The workshop is organized in hybrid format, with about half of the participants attending online, and rest attending in person in Nairobi, Kenya.

The project on domestic savings is implemented by UNU-WIDER in partnership with the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), with financial support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), and is part of a larger Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) programme.