Peter Karah is an Analyst in the Digital FInancial Services domain of MSC. He conducts both primary and secondary research and data analysis on the projects.
Use of electronic vouchers for distribution of relief Part 2
Our blog takes a closer look at the e-voucher implementation system to examine but a few, the different roles played by the actors in the ecosystem to ensure successful implementation, challenges of using electronic vouchers and recommendations to stakeholders on how to address the challenges faced in the implementation process.
Use of electronic vouchers to distribute relief part 1
Digital technology is transforming the way we respond to emergencies. Donors and governments have been forced to turn to more innovative ways to distribute relief aid to reach the last mile as an alternative to physical distribution, especially after COVID-19. Our blog explores the use of electronic vouchers for the distribution of relief, with an emphasis on the benefits of using the e-voucher system over physical distribution of aid.
Interoperability and shared agent networks
Bank and mobile money agents have grown to become key access points for financial services. However, there exist challenges and costs that make it hard for providers to efficiently manage this channel. Shared agent networks ease these challenges for providers while improving the business case for agents. This video highlights our perspectives on shared agent network models.
Covered! How informal youth workers in the gig economy can be insured
In this blog, we highlight how MSC uses its behavioral and human-centered research to understand the dynamic nature of work for the youth, especially those in the informal sector, risks that affect them, and their everyday use-cases to design effective microinsurance product concepts for gig platforms and workers.
Formal financial services, informal workers: How can financial services work for the gig economy?
The informal sector offers abundant opportunities for the youth in Kenya to generate income, though it has its challenges like poor and irregular pay and a host of other challenges. Read more on what can be done for the gig platform economy to offer better working conditions for the informal workers.
Digital readiness assessment and preparedness for governments payments
This video highlights the opportunities and impacts we have seen from digital readiness assessments in different social benefit initiatives across Africa and Asia.
Blankets and wine for financial inclusion – Beyond digital access
In this post, we highlight the need for digital financial service (DFS) providers to invest even more in adapting their products and services for this segment, even in the so-called mature digital economies.