The six village story – India: An assessment of the real gap in financial inclusion

MSC conducted The Real Gap study with 2,862 individuals from 958 households across six villages. The study intended to unpack the on-ground status of financial inclusion. It used a complete enumeration method for data collection and covered 150-200 households across each of the six selected villages.

The study uncovered the status of access to banking services in rural India, banking and digital financial services usage, and customer perspectives on the delivery of banking services. This report provides insights on these aspects. The updated version of the report was uploaded on October 6, 2023.

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Mimansa Khanna

Senior Manager

Priyal Advani