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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Cash-In Cash-Out Cross-Country Analysis: Kenya

This report maps the uptake and usage of DFS in Kenya and highlights lessons from the country’s experience around the expansion of agent networks. It further provides recommendations for financial service providers, regulators, and policymakers to boost rural CICO networks.

Cash-in Cash-out Cross-Country Analysis: India

This report maps the uptake and usage of DFS in India and highlights lessons from the country’s experience around the expansion of agent networks. It further provides recommendations for financial service providers, regulators, and policymakers to boost rural CICO networks.

Ten stories of hope this year

In the face of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities showed admirable resolve and strength. Take a closer look at the stories of 10 flagship projects that reflect the positive impact of MSC’s work on the lives of LMI people across Africa and Asia.

Top MSC reads in 2020

In light of the COVID-19 crisis and its devastating consequences, MSC focused on evaluating the impact of the pandemic on sectors like MSME, agriculture, microfinance, and digital finance, among others. Here is a roundup of our most-read publications in 2020.

Non-cash payment helps promote financial inclusion in Vietnam

Only 31% of all adults in Vietnam own a bank account, compared to 69% of adults in East Asia and the Pacific. This video reflects how mobile phones, internet users, and digital financial services (DFS) can increase access to basic banking services in Vietnam.

The rise of digital payments and online shopping in Vietnam amid Covid-19 pandemic

Despite remarkable progress toward digital financial inclusion, cash still accounts for 90% of transactions in Vietnam. The onset of COVID-19 saw restricted mobility, concerns over cash exchange, and increased demand for online shopping, digital payments, and delivery services. This video shares a glimpse of this change.

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.