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

Highlights of I2L Webinar: “Delivering social assistance during the pandemic: Lessons from Indonesia”

The Government of Indonesia expanded the existing social security net for the poor to support the most vulnerable segments of society during the COVID-19 pandemic. MSC, in collaboration with Bappenas, Indonesia’s think tank, held an I2L webinar to discuss social assistance delivery in Indonesia with the country’s policymakers and representatives from international organizations.

Awareness, Communication, and Outreach for Social Protection Schemes during COVID-19: Presentation

An effective communications strategy for social protection programs (SPPs) needs a complex range of considerations and components for different stakeholders at both the demand and supply side. This presentation on awareness, communication, and outreach highlights the need for the integration of key communication components for effective implementation of SPPs.

Awareness, Communication, and Outreach for Social Protection Schemes during COVID-19: Detailed pitchbook and case studies

This pitch book presents a detailed analysis of key communication components for the effective implementation of social protection programs. It suggests improvements in communications using Well Made Strategy’s six-step framework and highlights case studies on best practices and the challenges faced by program recipients, implementers, and governments across the globe.

Digital transformation for financial institutions- Four opportunities and threats

There is a business case for digital transformation for financial institutions and this case study from Kenya, from Equity Bank, demonstrates to us how digital transformation helps financial institutions increase efficiency, serve more customers, and reap greater profits. 

Highlights of I2L webinar Episode 2 on “Successful cash support payments to the most vulnerable: Lessons from Bangladesh”

The Aspire to Innovate (a2i) program and MSC hosted a webinar on 21st July, 2020 to explore lessons from Bangladesh’s experience with digital government-to people payments, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the timestamps from the webinar stream to hear specific segments. You can also click on the image below to experience the complete webinar.

Inclusive FinTechs in Francophone Africa: Benin report

The upcoming National Financial Inclusion Strategy and work around the Start-up Act in Benin is still in its early stages. However, it will help increase opportunities for FinTechs in Benin, especially if they spend time to understand the market and examine how they can add value to it by working with incumbents.

Inclusive FinTechs in Francophone Africa Côte d’Ivoire report

The ecosystem in Côte d’Ivoire comprises 37 FinTechs alongside 18 enablers and funding partners. Inclusive FinTechs catalyze financial inclusion by providing convenience and ease of use of products and services. They represent a new paradigm of design and implementation strategies for financial inclusion. However, they also pose new challenges.

Inclusive FinTechs in Francophone Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo country report

The DRC offers massive market potential for nascent technology start-ups. The political environment supports innovation, entrepreneurship, and digital services. The objective of the National Digital Plan is to drive a vibrant market and improve infrastructure to accelerate opportunities to drive financial inclusion.