This presentation aims to look into the supply side dynamics and present views of business correspondent network managers (BCNMs). BCNMs are responsible for the operational heavy lifting to make financial inclusion a reality. Thus, the paper highlights some of the key concerns of this critical stakeholder in the financial inclusion process, as well as their perspectives and expectations from various other stakeholders in financial inclusion space.

This presentation is based on a survey conducted by MicroSave in 2014, with fourteen leading BCNMs. The survey included gathering information on a variety of key outreach, transaction and activity metrics and a questionnaire to elicit qualitative aspects of BC operations. The questionnaire had four main components – (i) background and services offered, (ii) technology details, (iii) business management, and (iv) commissions and incentives.

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