The EA$E IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE provides an overview of all three components – women-only Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs), Gender Discussion Groups, and business skills training – key aspects of implementation, and all relevant tools (job description templates, partnership agreement templates, monitoring and evaluation tools, etc.).
- Chapter I: Program start-up phase including staffing, hiring process, and materials for procurement
- Chapter II: Principles and key activities important for establishing EA$E groups
- Chapter III: VSLAs, staff training set-up, supervision, and monitoring tools
- Chapter IV: Basic principles for setting up the Gender Discussion Groups, staffing, key indicators and monitoring tools
- Chapter V: Business skills training and partnerships with local NGOs
- Chapter VI: VSLA share-outs and program conclusion
- Chapter VII: Scaling and expansion of EA$E programs
VSLA Facilitator’s Guide
The VSLA FACILITATOR’S GUIDE provides a step-by-step guide for facilitating VSLA training with self-selected groups. It includes the initial work planning, strategies for mobilizing communities and establishing groups, and training steps to help build groups’ capacity to function independently. It is not intended as a guide for training of trainers (TOT).
This training guide is a step-by-step guide for each individual session of the Gender Discussion Group Series. It includes relevant information on how to introduce the discussion groups to participants and communities in order to encourage maximum participation and walks facilitators through each individual group activity offering guidance on how to facilitate the discussions that follow each session’s activity.
In addition, we are currently piloting a draft TOT guide for the Gender Discussion Groups and plan to make it available once feedback is gathered and incorporated.
- English EA$E DISCUSSION GROUP FACILITATOR’S GUIDE
- French EA$E_GUIDE DU FACILITATEUR_GROUPE DE DISCUSSION
The business skills guide for facilitators offers a step-by-step instruction on each session and is designed for use with participants who have limited literacy skills. Participants attend 10 full days of training which is highly participatory and offers participants the chance to actively practice all content immediately.