Nitish Narain

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Posts by Nitish Narain

Consumer Protection in the Digital Age

The problems with digital credit persist and continue to grow alarmingly

Study on adoption of cashlite among MFIs in India

MicroSave, with support from MFIN, conducted this study to capture the experience of cash-lite/cashless models adopted by MFIs in India. The report identifies ways to accelerate the adoption of cash-lite models.

Small Finance Banks – Are You Ready? The Opportunities and Challenges

The opportunities and challenges form Small Finance Banks is enormous in the financial inclusion market in India. The authors have elaborately discussed some of them.

Should Microfinance Go Digital?

The blog highlights the benefits of the new partnership emerging between digital financial service providers and microfinance institutions to address the challenges of financial access among the un/under banked populations globally.

Alternative financial education approach to design effective financial education/capability programmes

MicroSave implemented an Alternative Financial Education programme (AFE) at one of the biggest MFIs in north India. The tool based was based on the principle of product-led financial education, the programme delivery was embedded in the existing operational structure of the MFI, and the tools were designed using SWITCH behavior change framework.

How to make financial education better… maybe

Is financial education or financial literacy a branding problem? Here the authors suggest some alternative ways to make FE more meaningful and useful for end clients.

The Essential Ingredients of an Effective Financial Education Programme

In this Briefing Note we discuss areas that we think were critical to the design of the financial education programme – the essential ingredients.

Repositioning as a Third Generation Microfinance Institution Corporate Branding at ASKI

This Note presents the case of ASKI, a development NGO in the Philippines, which grappled with these issues and how it developed a corporate branding strategy.