Ravi Kant

Senior Manager

Ravi Kant is a Senior Manager in MicroSave’s Inclusive Finance and Banking domain. He is a microfinance, SME and banking consultant with approximately 10 years of experience. He has been playing a key role in assisting MFIs and Banks streamline and strengthen their systems and processes, develop business plan and financial projections and roll out of various financial products.

Ravi Kant is a Senior Manager in MSC’s Inclusive Finance and Banking domain. He is a microfinance, SME and banking consultant with over nine years of experience in helping Banks and MFIs to streamline and strengthen their systems and processes, develop business plan and financial projections and roll out of various financial products in India, Bangladesh, Malawi, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Philippines. His expertise includes: market research, due diligence and institutional assessment, strategic business planning, Branch Manager’s training, cost allocation study, individual lending, product development, delinquency management, internal audit and controls, accounting and financial management, pilot testing, process mapping and risk analysis, loan portfolio assessment and financial

Posts by Ravi Kant

SHG awareness and SRLM employee training comic on coronavirus

MSC’s comic booklets on COVID-19 are illustrated narratives that build awareness among State Rural Livelihoods Mission (SRLM) staff members and SHG members during the pandemic. These comics feature rich visual stories to generate awareness, influence precautionary behavior, and drive the safety of SRLM staff members and SHG members.

CICO agent training comic on Coronavirus

MSC’s comic booklets on COVID-19 are illustrated narratives that build awareness among CICO agents and their customers during the pandemic. These comics feature rich visual stories to generate awareness, influence precautionary behavior, and drive the safety of agents.

MFI client awareness comic on Coronavirus

MSC has developed a series of conversational comic books for microfinance institutions to create awareness, influence precautionary behavior, and drive safety of the weak and the vulnerable during COVID-19. These comics have been customized for different geographies. You can access the country specific versions below.

MFI employee training comic on Coronavirus

MSC developed a series of conversational comic books for microfinance institutions (MFIs) to inform their frontline staff members on safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. These comics have been customized for different geographies. You can access the country specific versions below.

Bangladeshi MFIs need to reinvent themselves for women: Why digitizing MFI operations is a good idea

We explore the importance of digitization for MFIs and the impact of microfinance in empowering women in Bangladesh through our concept of “Financial Services Space”.

Digital transformation of MFIs in Bangladesh

UNCDF SHIFT commissioned MSC to conduct a study on the status of digitization in the microfinance sector in Bangladesh. Along with the interventions that MFIs will undertake, the sector also needs policy-level changes that enable the digitization of microfinance institutions. This policy brief presents the challenges that the microfinance sector in Bangladesh faces and interventions that would create an enabling environment for digital transformation.

Digital transformation of MFIs in Bangladesh opportunities, challenges and way forward

With the entry of FinTech firms in Bangladesh and the government’s aim to build an inclusive digital financial ecosystem, it is now imperative for the microfinance sector in Bangladesh to move towards digital transformation. UNCDF SHIFT commissioned MSC to conduct a study on the status of digitization in the microfinance sector in Bangladesh. This report examines the status of digitization in the microfinance sector in Bangladesh, technology options, and the next steps towards digital transformation.

Using Score-based Audit for Improving Organisational Effectiveness

This Note highlights the advantages of using the Score-based Audit tool, the types of audit tools to be used, designing a methodology and the procedure to use it.