Mohak Srivastava

Mohak currently works as financial inclusion service associate at MSC.

Mohak currently works as financial inclusion service associate at MSC.

Posts by Mohak Srivastava

Frontier Markets: Building strong rural marketplaces

Frontier Markets, headquartered in Jaipur, Rajasthan, was founded in 2011 by Ajaita Shah as a last-mile distribution solution for green energy products. Since then, Frontier Markets has evolved from a high-touch to a high-tech digital platform that works with rural women influencers across multiple states in India, adding vital products based on market demand.

Impact of COVID-19 on FinTechs: India

This report delves deep into the innovative strategies FinTechs used to overcome the pandemic, measures taken by the government and regulators to enable ecosystem players, and the support FinTechs received from investors and accelerators. It also explores the change in behavior and adoption of digitized products by Indian customers.

How did COVID-19 affect the incomes of migrants and low-wage workers in India?

The case study is about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns on migrants and the low-income group in India. It captures stories of migrants who were stranded away from their homes without any livelihood. The case study also highlights the adverse effects of the pandemic on the income and jobs of daily wage workers.

Did MGNREGA mitigate the loss in income and unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic?

The case study discusses the sudden surge in demand for work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) due to COVID-19 and the challenges in the current system. It also provides details of lessons for other countries from India’s experience with MGNREGA.

Responding to COVID-19: India country report

This report presents findings from MSC’s research on 219 households to understand how the low- and middle-income (LMI) segment in India continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. It further provides recommendations for policymakers and financial service providers to help the segment cope with the crisis.

“Respect the sentiment:” Using sentiment analysis to inform policy and regulation

This blog examines how text analytics and social media platforms can help policymakers quickly gauge public sentiment around different issues.

A paradigm shift for fintechs: Why a coherent data strategy has become a business necessity

This blog explores the critical role of data analytics and machine learning in helping business organizations utilize data for their operations.

Philippines: Impact of COVID-19 on Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

The extended community quarantine imposed by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19 has adversely affected MSMEs in the Philippines. This report outlines the impact of the pandemic on MSMEs and provides recommendations for policymakers to support their recovery.