MicroSave Consulting or MSC is the world’s local expert in financial, economic, and social inclusion in the digital age. We work with participants in digital ecosystems to drive the agenda of inclusion for everyone.

Our roster of over 190 staff members provides market-led insights, dependable expertise, and useful advice across a wide variety of fields. We take pride in sharing our on-ground lessons with the community to enable knowledge transfer and to build discussions on key topics. With our time-tested inputs, our clients are able to seize the digital opportunity, address the mass market, and future-proof their operations.

Posts by MSC

Designing financial products for youth

In this podcast, Nicholas Mungai, a financial inclusion expert at MSC, and Albert Bundi, an SME expert at MSC, have an insightful conversation about ways to address youth’s financial needs and overcome barriers to access finance for the youth.

Leveraging AI for climate resilient agriculture: 2023 financial inclusion week

AI in agriculture is moving toward hyper-personalization and multimodal models, which use diverse data sources for personalized solutions. Institutions should embrace the transformative AI potential to benefit smallholder farmers and build a resilient agriculture ecosystem.

Leveraging AI for climate resilient

Our recent work in Bihar highlighted climate change’s persistent impact, which led to disruptions from heat waves, droughts, and floods over the past decade. This has led to a significant increase in pest infestations for farmers. Bangladesh also observed similar challlenges where extreme heat and saline land from previous cyclones complicated land preparation. Erratic rainfall delayed and dried seeds, followed by torrential downpours that flooded and washed away crops. Cyclone Amphan further worsened conditions. It wiped out standing crops and introduced saline water, which made the soil less fertile. We worked with CGAP in Bangladesh and DECODIS in Nigeria on a macro scale and found climate change’s adverse effects on livelihood capitals.

The role locally-led adaptation plays to build climate resilience – Part 2

In this second episode of our two-part series, Pranav Singh, a climate change expert at MSC, engages Tahira Mohamed, an interdisciplinary social scientist at ILRI, and Wendy Chamberlin, a development professional focusing on building climate resilience among pastoralists. They look at the value of equitable engagement and indigenous knowledge while shedding light on the role of financial inclusion and local governments in empowering pastoralist communities.

The role locally-led adaptation plays to build climate resilience – Part 1

In this podcast, Pranav Singh, a climate change expert at MSC, is joined by Tahira Mohamed, an interdisciplinary social scientist at ILRI and Wendy Chaplin, a development professional who works to build climate resilience among pastoralists. In this first episode of a two-part series, the speakers share their thoughts on the inequitable impact of climate change on female pastoralists.

Mentorship for women entrepreneurs – Report highlights

Watch this video to view key insights from the report titled “Mentorship for Women Entrepreneurs—A Highway to Growth.” It provides essential insights into the need, design, and perceived value of entrepreneurial mentorship for women-led businesses, and a glimpse of the current mentorship landscape in India with its skewed geographical and gender focus.

Decoding the practices of CICO agents in Indonesia

MSC’s Agent Diaries pilot research in Indonesia uncovered nuanced insights into how agents manage their business, profitability, and gender dynamics.

The role of capital in unlocking growth for MSEs through group-based informal financial services in Africa

In this podcast, financial inclusion expert at MSC Kim Kariuki is joined by Sybil Chidiac of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grace Majara of CARE USA, and Phyllis Kariuki of the World Food Programme. They each share their thoughts on access to group-based informal financial services and their usage.