Anup Singh

Associate Director

Anup Singh leads MSC’s regional office in Anglophone Africa and heads the Helix Institute based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Anup Singh leads MSC’s regional office in Anglophone Africa and heads the Helix Institute based in Nairobi, Kenya. With fourteen years of experience, his expertise includes digital transformation of financial institutions; fintech mapping, scoping, and policy design; digital readiness assessment of social protection programs; digital credit scoping, design and policy; and training programs. He has consulted over 100 institutions including governments, fintechs, financial institutions, investors, and multilateral organizations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and South Africa in African continent, and India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, Papua New Guinea in the Asian continent. He has also trained at the Boulder Institute of Microfinance, Italy in 2017, 2018, and 2019

Posts by Anup Singh

Can we turn the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity to enable indigenous capabilities?

At MSC, we believe that the COVID-19 pandemic gives us the opportunity and impetus to turn the crisis into an opportunity by developing indigenous capabilities instead of flying in international consultants. After all, local experts may have more to offer than meets the eye.

Can digital approaches enable better access to formal financial services to MSMEs?

Financial institutions have a clear opportunity to enhance access to formal financial services for MSMEs. Let us examine from this blog whether digital approaches can give the needed access to MSMEs.

How can financial institutions use digital transformation to help MSMEs recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic?

This blog focus on how financial institutions can use digital transformation to help MSMEs recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digitizing the operations of MSMEs: A big step to strengthen their resilience

About 17% of businesses surveyed by MSC in India, Indonesia, Kenya, and the Philippines have closed due to local restrictions and low demand for goods and services. Meanwhile, micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in the informal sector fared worse. Digitization brings ample opportunities to MSMEs. More from this blog.

Many MSMEs are dying—can we realize the full potential of the digital revolution to save them?

This blog analyzes the existential crisis that is being faced by MSMEs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and goes further to explore whether exploring the full potential of the digital revolution can save them.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)- Kenya report (round 3)

The report examines the devastating impact of COVID-19 on Kenyan MSMEs even after the restrictions on movement were relaxed and the market opened. The report shares the recommendations for stakeholders to support MSMEs in this critical time.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on farmers- Kenya report (round 3)

The report uncovers the findings of the third round of a dipstick research funded jointly by MSC and SCBF. It shares a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on farmers, even after the markets reopened and restrictions on movement were eased. The report further provides recommendations for the government, policymakers, and other private agencies to revive the agriculture sector.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CICO agents- Kenya report (round 3)

This report covers the findings of the third round of a dipstick research funded jointly by MSC and SCBF. It captures a detailed analysis, insights, and recommendations on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on CICO agents in Kenya. It also highlights recommendations for policymakers and donors to support the CICO agents.