Hungary and Slovakia: Matched Savings Initiatives

Global Asset Building

Global Asset Building

Two asset-based matched savings initiatives underway in Southern Hungary and eastern Slovakia are three-year asset-building pilot programs focusing on the rural poor with the goal of encouraging low-income families to save for assets that will pave the way to a better life. The initiatives were modeled after CSD’s asset-building pilot projects in the U.S. and abroad.


Principal Investigator

Michael Sherraden

CSD Founding Director,
George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor

David Meier, Soros Economic Development Fund

Project Director

Li Zou

CSD International Director,
Director of the Global Assets Project