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 200 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

Decoding government support to women entrepreneurs in India

MSC collaborated with NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) to publish this report, which maps 70 central schemes and 433 state schemes across 28 states in India. The report identifies scheme-based support available across six essential needs of entrepreneurs and shares some best practices implemented by state governments to improve access and uptake of schemes. Read the report for key recommendations on the design and delivery of schemes to make them more accessible and effective for women entrepreneurs.

Impact of climate change on smallholder farmers and their coping strategies

Smallholder farmers face many risks from climate hazards like flooding. We identified seven factors critical to building their resilience to climate change. Strategies like emergency funds, relocation, and borrowing can help them recover quickly from disasters and prepare for the future.

Top MSC blogs of 2022

In 2022, MSC focused on several sectors, including MSMEs, agriculture, microfinance, gender, youth, climate change, and digital finance. Most of our work revolved around using digital payments to arm people from the low- and moderate-income (LMI) segment and build their resilience. We are delighted to reshare our most-read blogs in 2022.

Highlights of the webinar on “Financial Diaries research and it’s future

Timestamps of the webinar conducted on 8th December, 2022, on the topic “Financial Diaries research and it’s future”. See the time stamps below for a better viewing experience.

Highlights of the webinar on “climate-resilient agriculture, virtual breakfast club”: Where climate-action ideas brew

Timestamps of the webinar conducted on 2nd December, 2022, on the topic “Climate Resilient Agriculture, Virtual Breakfast Club” : How investments in Agtech startups enhance service offerings to build the resilience of smallholders farmers. See the time stamps below for a better viewing experience.

Highlights of the webinar on “climate-resilient agriculture, virtual breakfast club”

Timestamps of the webinar conducted on 4th November, 2022, on the topic “Climate Resilient Agriculture, Virtual Breakfast Club”. See the time stamps below for a better viewing experience.

Kenya plans to unlock micro, small & medium enterprises (MSME) financing

This podcast featured Lemuel Mangla, the Head of Policy and Compliance at CIS Kenya, and MSC’s BFS Specialist Kim Kariuki. They discussed the monumental changes in Kenya’s credit scoring system. The government is moving the financial industry from blacklisting to a graduated model that allows even those with poor scores to access credit. More than 4 million Kenyans can now access formal credit with this move, which will likely accelerate post-pandemic recovery and improve liquidity for women-led MSMEs.

Highlights of the webinar on “Can G2P unlock women’s economic empowerment?”

Timestamps of the webinar conducted on 10th November, 2022, on the topic “Can G2P unlock women’s economic empowerment?”. See the time stamps below for a better viewing experience.