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
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.
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 “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.