Bhavana Srivastava

Associate Director

Bhavana worked at MSC as a financial services consultant with over 20 years of experience, of which 16 years have been in microfinance, SME lending, and project management.

Bhavana worked at MSC as a financial services consultant with over 20 years of experience, of which 16 years have been in microfinance, SME lending, and project management. Her core expertise lies in project management, due diligence and assessment of MFIs, SME banks and other FIs along with the design and implementation of large-scale financial sector programs that seek to enhance access to finance for low-income households and the bottom of pyramid markets. During her tenure at MSC, Bhavana managed and evaluated projects financed by the World Bank, IFC, DFID, IFAD, ADB, AfD, and FMO in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, and Vietnam.

Posts by Bhavana Srivastava

India Needs More Women Business Correspondent Agents

The blog highlights why India needs more women business correspondent agents

Myths Busted, New Evidence Generated: ANA India Wave II Study has a Lot to Tell – Stay Tuned

The blog presents highlights from the Agent Network Aceellerator Wave II Research.

Study on adoption of cashlite among MFIs in India

MicroSave, with support from MFIN, conducted this study to capture the experience of cash-lite/cashless models adopted by MFIs in India. The report identifies ways to accelerate the adoption of cash-lite models.

Understanding the financial behaviour of the mass market: The key to financial inclusion

23This study is an extension of the work that MicroSave has been doing over the years on understanding how different types of people practice money management. It draws from industry literature on the subject, such as the financial diaries in Bangladesh, Kenya, Mexico, and Zambia.

What does training actually do to agents?

This blog highlights the importance of agent training in the first three months of starting an agency business

What lies ahead for Bangladesh’s DFS market?

The Helix Institute of Digital Finance recently concluded the second wave of Agent Network Accelerator (ANA) study in Bangladesh which found signs of growth in the digital financial services landscape in Bangladesh on all the key performance metrics*. Thsi this blog to understand why we feel that Bangladeshi market is poised for the next level of digital financial services. S

Embracing A Market-led Approach To Developing Product Concepts

In this blog post, we reveal the secrets of how the mantra of a “market-led approach” actually works for product development in financial services

Product Needs for Enterprises

Despite the fact that MSMEs contribute significantly to the economy and employment, MSMEs are undersupplied with adequate, affordable, timely and market-led financial products. MSMEs play a vital role in developing economy, says MSC’s Assistant Director, Bhavana Srivastava. In this video, she outlines the financial needs of a typical MSME such as Credit, Savings, Transactional Banking […]