Khandaker Shaoli Hassan

Khandaker Shaoli Hassan is a consultant in Digital Financial Services domain of MSC Bangladesh, focused in Payments and Distribution.

She has 4 years of experience with local NGOs, private financial service providers, international agencies, MFIs and community-based institutions in Bangladesh. Shaoli has a comprehensive background in leading project management, program design and evaluation, Microfinance, SME finance, Startups & Fintechs and digital financial sector development.    

Posts by Khandaker Shaoli Hassan

Impact of COVID-19 on Fintech: Bangladesh

2020 was a nightmare for Bangladesh. Even though the country responded swiftly, early-stage start-ups struggled with a lack of funding during the crisis. This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on the FinTech ecosystem of Bangladesh. It further explores how the new digital-first policy helped FinTechs cope with the pandemic.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on micro, small & medium enterprises (MSMEs): Bangladesh report

The COVID-19 crisis has proven devastating for MSMEs in Bangladesh, which have seen their revenues reduce to almost half. Our report analyzes the pandemic’s economic consequences on MSMEs and highlights their coping strategies. It also provides policy recommendations to help them recover.

A boon for online commerce: How is COVID-19 transforming the industry in Bangladesh?

Though COVID-19 has been a catastrophe for most segments of the global economy, it has aided the growth in few sectors such as digital finance and digital commerce. This blog highlights the impact of the pandemic on e-commerce and f-commerce in Bangladesh and how the FinTech industry can utilize this opportunity.

SSN MFS report (Phase II): Assessment of Social Safety Net disbursements, Bangladesh

The Aspire to Innovate (a2i) program in Bangladesh has been working with various government ministries and departments to digitize the social security net (SSN) payments. This report, based on the second phase of MSC’s evaluation, highlights the progress made in the digitization of SSN payments.

Impact of COVID-19 on banking agents in Bangladesh

On 11th March, 2020, WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Given the nature and extent of the outbreak, Aspire to Innovate (a2i) Bangladesh and MSC initiated a study to understand its impact on banking agents. Based on the study, this report provides recommendations to help build resilience to the pandemic.