Saloni is a Senior Manager in MSC’s Digital Inclusive Development (DID) domain and works in the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) practice.
Saloni works closely on the intersection of gender with other aspects that impact women’s agency and subsequent financial inclusion and social protection levels. She has eight years of experience in social research and development consulting in financial inclusion, social security, gender equality, access to public health systems, sustainable livelihoods, and quality of education. She has worked closely with the Government of India, multi and bilateral donor agencies, financial institutions, not-for-profit institutions, and self-regulatory organizations in India, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka through her assignments. Her areas of expertise include developing gender-centric products and processes like the GOOTCHA framework. She also focuses on policy analysis, data analytics, qualitative research, strategic business planning, and program evaluations.
Posts by Saloni Tandon
Gender: The blind spot of the COVID-19 response in low- and middle-income countries
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for governments and citizens around the world, straining health systems, economies, and the very social fabric of nations. This blog explores four potential fallouts of COVID-19 that will create lasting socio-economic impact on women in India and other LMI countries.
We are looking up to business correspondents in the pandemic; but what are they looking at?
The business correspondent (BC) network in India has become indispensable for last-mile financial service delivery across urban and rural centers. In light of the current pandemic, our note highlights the challenges BC agents face while providing services in far-flung unbanked areas.
The ability of Financial Institutions (FI) to effectively underwrite microenterprise loans depends on accurate assessment of the loan applicant’s ability and intent to repay. Traditionally, financial institutions use their past knowledge and experience of financing microenterprises to carry out such assessments.
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.