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

Examining Micro Credit through the Behavioural Lens

This Note explores the behavioural explanations that govern design intricacies of microcredit and also the anomalies in the business model.

Behavioural Economics and User Centred Design – Opening up New Vistas in Research Processes

This Note is a high-level peek into behavioural research method that MSC’s MI4ID approach uses to understand customers financial behaviour.

Small Finance Banks – Risks and Challenges of Transformation of MFIs/NBFCs

In the series of publications on Small Finance Banks, this note explores the key challenges, and the potential deal breakers for MFIs and NBFCs intending to transform to SFBs.

Small Finance Banks – Is there an Opportunity for MFIs/NBFCs?

First in the series of publications on Small Finance Banks, this note explores the possibilities for MFIs and NBFCs as intending to graduate to SFBs.

Insurance Product for Contractual MSE Workers of India – Behavioural Insights

This note details the behavioural research process and, culminates into conceptualisation of a low fidelity product concept designed using user centred design approaches.

Insurance for Contractual Workers of Micro and Small Enterprises in India – A Conscience Call

In terms of access to formal risk protection measures, contractual workers employed at MSEs in India this note creates background for the next note of this series.

Behavioural Insights in Insurance

This note takes an alternative view from the conventional wisdom of expected utility and optimum deductible in insurance. It highlights explanations for insurance purchase and use decisions through behavioural economics.

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.