Abhay Pareek

Abhay is a DFS Expert at the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in Nepal.

Abhay was a Practice Group Leader in the Private Sector Development domain of MSC. He has eleven years of professional experience in designing and implementing financial inclusion programs. Abhay specializes in designing and managing Digital and Innovations projects with the private sector—focused on the agriculture, energy, and health sectors in developing and least developed nations.  

Posts by Abhay Pareek

Expanding access to finance for small businesses in India: A critique of the Mor Committee’s approach part 3. Assessing access to finance for small businesses?

Critically reviewing the Mor Committee report, this concluding blog looks at the ways of measuring access to finance for small businesses.

Expanding access to finance for small businesses in India: A critique of the Mor Committee’s approach part 1. Background and the supply gap

This three-part blog dissects and examines the Mor Committee report and critically reviews it with respect to enhancing access to financial services for small businesses in India.

Expanding access to finance for small businesses in India: A critique of the Mor Committee’s approach part 2. Why are the banks not financing small businesses?

The second part of the blog looks at the role of the banks, development finance institutions and NBFCs to examine why they haven’t come forward to meet this gap.

Rebuilding a Bank – Case Study of OK Bank

The briefing note is a case study of OK Bank, a thrift bank in the Philippines, which is on its way to create a silent but effective turn-around story.

Integration and interoperability of financial services – Good for the poor, great for banks and governments

There has been a growing debate on whether greater integration and interoperability of banking and other financial services provided through the ANMs/BCNMs is a prerequisite for greater acceptance and adoption of the BC model by the consumers. MicroSave conducted a comprehensive research study on the need for integration and interoperability of financial services for the […]

Banks: The Preferred Remittance Services

This Note discusses the features of two agent-based remittance models introduced by banks

Remittances: The Evolving Competitive Environment

This Policy Brief examines the various facets of remittance product offerings, highlights some important aspects and issues around the different remittance models.

Designing and implementing agent networks

This paper consolidates the views of different stakeholders involved in e/m-banking on the aspects related to ‘Agent Network Management’ – a critical piece of the puzzle that many have ignored, unfortunately, at their peril.