There are two main options for assessing households' savings, both involve conducting interviews with a representative sample of the adult members of the target households:
A) Assessing the exact amount of all savings
Q1: Does your household have any savings in a bank, saving group, in cash or elsewhere?
1) no savings
2) savings in a bank
3) savings in a saving group
4) savings in cash
5) other - specify: ...............
(ask the following question separately for each source of savings)
Q2: What is the total amount of your households' savings in [specify the source of savings]?
B) Assessing specific type of savings
Example Q3: How much money have you saved in your saving group?
A3: ...... [specify the currency and amount]
In both cases, calculate the indicator's value by summing up the savings of individual respondents and dividing the amount by the total number of respondents.