Ishita Sharma

Analyst

Ishita is an Assistant Manager in Inclusive Finance and Banking domain of MSC India. She is a financial inclusion consultant with experience in SME finance and micro insurance. Ishita’s work focuses on market research, landscape study, analysis through behaviour mapping, training, capacity development and strategic business planning support to microfinance institutions, NBFIs and SME focussed financial institutions in South Asian markets (India, Sri Lanka). Her work also includes providing technical support to microinsurance institutions and donor organisations working in the microinsurance space, for behavioural research and product development. She works with donor organisations for concept development and identifying opportunity areas for interventions in financial inclusion. She has also worked on implementing a digital payments eco-system pilot.

Posts by Ishita Sharma

Digital transformation of MFIs in Bangladesh opportunities, challenges and way forward

With the entry of FinTech firms in Bangladesh and the government’s aim to build an inclusive digital financial ecosystem, it is now imperative for the microfinance sector in Bangladesh to move towards digital transformation. UNCDF SHIFT commissioned MSC to conduct a study on the status of digitization in the microfinance sector in Bangladesh. This report examines the status of digitization in the microfinance sector in Bangladesh, technology options, and the next steps towards digital transformation.