David Cracknell

David Cracknell is the Director of First Principles Consulting Limited, a consulting company dedicated to helping financial institutions, regulators, and policy makers.

David Cracknell was the Managing Director—Africa and later the Global Technical Director at MSC. He has over two decades of experience in financial inclusion, banking, and enterprise development. David has authored numerous technical papers and articles that have contributed to the development of multiple tools and training courses of MSC. He is skilled in business planning, analytical skills, market research, management, and proposal writing. Before joining MSC, David worked as the Enterprise Development Manager in the The Department for International Development (DFID) in Bangladesh.

Posts by David Cracknell

Lessons from Pilot Testing Financial Services – The Experience of MicroSave

This paper presents key lessons learned from MicroSave’s work with its Action Research Partners on pilot testing new financial services.

Lessons from MicroSave’s Action Research Programme (2003)

This report summarizes lessons learned from MicroSave’s Action research Program

Signposts to the Provision of Market Led Micro-Financial Services

This note discusses ‘signposts’ to the provision of market-led microfinance services. These signposts reflect MicroSave’s experience with its Action Research Partners.

Product Costing – The Experience of MicroSave

This note focuses on understanding of processes and costs structures which in turn facilitates improvements in efficiency and allows more informed pricing decisions to be made.

Product Costing in Practice: The Experience of MicroSave

This note highlights the lessons learned from MicroSave’s Action Research Programmes in Eastern and Southern Africa in terms of costing and pricing of financial services.

Lessons from MicroSave’s Action Research Programme 2001 and 2002

This report documents the progress made under the Action Research Programme during 2001 and 2002.

Lessons from MicroSave’s Action Research Programme 2001

This report documents the progress made under the Action Research Programme during 2001.

Lessons from MicroSave’s Action Research Programme 2001

This note documents the progress made under the Action Research programme of MicroSave during 2001. It draws lessons from eight institutions working as Action Research Partner (ARPs) in four countries.