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.

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What is the gig economy and what role will technology play in its growth?

The gig economy has opened up more job opportunities especially in the informal sector. Technology will create a whole new set of opportunities in the gig economy. Watch this video and learn more.

Developing formal financial services for informal gig workers webinar

Speakers from MSC and BFA Global share their key insights on their work with Lynk- a gig platform for informal workers. They also discuss how they assisted Lynk in creating insurance and microinsurance product concepts for gig workers and credit respectively at a webinar on 18th May 2020.

Development of insurance and microinsurance product concepts for Lynk

This video highlights the journey of how MSC and Britam collaborated to design a pay-as-you-go personal accident cover. This collaboration resulted in Lynk and Britam signing up a group personal accident cover for the 400 freelance workers on the Lynk platform to protect them in the event of an accident, temporary or permanent disability, and death.

The role of DFS agents during the Covid-19 crisis

In the time of COVID-19, agent networks in Kenya are coping with lock-downs and curfews, social distancing and hygiene, and reduced hours of bank operations. Using near-live data from the Caribou Data platform and MSC’s extensive experience on agent networks, the blog attempts to understand the situation for mobile money and banking agents on the ground in Kenya.

MSC conducts a successful event on enhancing women’s economic empowerment through financial health with NITI Aayog and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Highlights from MSC workshop in Delhi on 4th March, 2020 in collaboration with NITI Aayog and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Event: Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Achievements and implications on gender and the SDGs, and the way forward

To commemorate International Women’s Day, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), in partnership with MSC (MicroSave Consulting), is organizing a workshop on “Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: Achievements and implications on gender and the SDGs, and the way forward”. The workshop will be hosted at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on March 6, 2020

Digital financial inclusion for rural women of Bangladesh

With the rise of digital financial services, the gender gap in access to formal financial services has narrowed by the day. Digitization of the Primary Education Stipend Program (PESP) is one of the many examples where the Government of Bangladesh has used DFS to increase women’s access to financial services.

Merchants and digital payments in Bangladesh

The micro and small merchants of Bangladesh can help ensure greater financial inclusion by accepting digital payments and using these funds to make further payments to their suppliers.