The SEEP Network examined the pathways between Savings Groups and women’s empowerment and how how women’s empowerment outcomes can be enhanced and better sustained through Savings Groups. This research was completed through a comprehensive literature review, analysing data from four large programs in East Africa, and research in Ethiopia and Tanzania. It focused on the the relationship between Savings Groups and economic independence, confidence and self-worth, decision-making, voice and leadership, time use, mobility and health. It highlights where positive changes are observed and under what circumstances – while recognizing the limitations of Savings Groups and providing guidance on risk mitigation and the identification of unintended consequences. Download the report here.