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 lessons can we learn from community-based adaptation approaches using Ag-techs to enhance smallholder farmers adaptive capacity?

Timestamps of the webinar on “What lessons can we learn from community-based adaptation approaches using Ag-techs to enhance smallholder farmers adaptive capacity?”. Click on the image below to experience the complete webinar.

Advancing climate-resilient agriculture in India: Key lessons and challenges

Timestamps of the webinar on 3rd February 2023 on “Advancing Climate Resilient Agriculture in India: Key Lessons and Challenges”

Drivers of women’s digital exclusion

In our latest podcast, we feature Scholar Kaaria, a Gender specialist at MSC, and Willis Ogutu, a senior analyst at MSC. They unpack the digital divide and technology gap in gender, their drivers, and mitigation measures. Uncover what MSC is currently undertaking to help to narrow the gender digital gap. Listen to this insightful conversation.

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.

Impact of climate change on smallholders 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.

Women risk and consumer protection in online leading platforms in Indonesia

MSC conducted a study that delves into women’s experiences as users of online lending platforms in Indonesia. We ran the study in collaboration with the Department of Criminology of the University of Indonesia, with support from Indonesia’s Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection (MoWECP). In the study, we used a gender lens to examine the risks in online lending platforms unique to women. The study findings led us to distill recommendations to improve the future of online consumer protection in Indonesia.

Choice of channel: Understanding how low- and moderate-income women in Kenya choose channels for financial transactions

MSC unpacked women’s choice of channels for financial transactions in India, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Indonesia. The result is a tool – the DEBIT framework. This is the report from our DEBIT study in Kenya.

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.