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

More small business loans — and why they matter

Why is it difficult for MSMEs to get financing to grow their businesses? Here the author explains the challenges MSMEs face with business loans across geographies.

Design Considerations for Credit Scorecard for MSME Financing

One of the major challenges faced by MSMEs is the lack of access to finance. Through this paper, we suggest a fresh approach by introducing simple but effective credit scorecard.

How to improve small business and its very small success rate

Financial inclusion happens when banking services are available to the poor and the small business enterprise. How can banks and MFIs find a middle ground to serve the MSMEs?

Principles and Models of an Effective Credit Scoring Tool Design

In this video, MSC’s expert Anup Singh, Domain Leader for MSME financing, discusses the utility of credit scoring tool for standardised appraisal of prospective MSMEs for financing. He mentions about the key design considerations that the banks and financial institutions must keep in mind while developing credit scoring tool for MSMEs’ appraisal. He compares the […]

Sources of funding and support system for value chain finance: Lessons from Asia

This paper is based on the premise that the role of funding is paramount to achieve growth in the agricultural sector and thus help in poverty alleviation. The paper analyses the sources of funding and support systems for agricultural value chain finance in Asia and presents a comparative analyses of various approaches for financing.

Structuring and Managing Agent Network – II

The Briefing Note # 136, reviewed agent networks managed by MNOs. This Note focuses on bank managed agent networks – either directly or by outsourcing to third parties.

Tapping the Underserved: Formal and Semi-Formal Financial Institution Partnerships

In this note, the authors explore the options for partnerships between formal financial institutions and MFIs, and how they can, together, contribute to the ultimate goal of financial inclusion.

Breaking the Barriers: Market Expansion through Individual Lending

This Note discusses the benefits of IL, the target clientele and challenges MFIs need to consider in developing the product.