Sneha Sampath

Assistant Manager

Sneha is an Assistant Manager in MSC’s Digital Financial Services-Government and Social Impact Domain. She is a financial services professional with experience in the impact investments space gained through working in venture capital funds and consultancy firms in India and Luxembourg.

Her areas of expertise include financial and business evaluations, financial modelling, risk analysis. Sneha holds a double degree—a Masters in Management and MSc in Corporate Finance.

Posts by Sneha Sampath

GOOTCHA—A framework to build gender-sensitive ID systems

The World Bank estimates that around a billion people across the globe lack a “legal identity.” The gender gap in terms of people’s access to official IDs is considerable in low-income countries, where one in two women lack any form of official ID. This limits financial, social, and political participation for women.

Working paper: A framework for building gender-sensitive identity systems

One in two women in low-income countries lack official identification documents, which limits their financial, social, and political participation. This report explores the design and lifecycle of ID systems from gender and behavioral lenses and proposes a framework to make them more gender-sensitive.

Digital ID in the time of COVID-19 in India

This blog reflects on the challenges of having a single biometric technology for authentication and suggests alternate contactless technologies that the government can deploy during a pandemic.

KYC practices in Indonesia and opportunity for implementing e-KYC for accelerating financial inclusion

The policy brief proposes recommendations to accelerate the implementation of e-KYC in Indonesia based on our previous report.

Existing KYC practices in Indonesia and opportunities for implementing e-KYC to accelerate financial inclusion

The study provides an analysis of the challenges in customer verification by banks and FinTechs. It also outlines policy recommendations to promote a public infrastructure for e-KYC.

MIMO – Bridging the digital gap for the rural workforce

Gig workers have been facing the brunt of the coronavirus outbreak. This blog highlights the story of a FinTech startup, MIMO, which uses technology to connect service providers to its end customers through gig workers. Learn how MIMO supports gig workers in these tough times.

Digital governance Ideas and lessons from India

As part of its program to facilitate exposure visits to India for governments across the globe, MSC has documented India’s journey towards financial inclusion and digital governance.

PDS portability: Reforms that empower the people

Based on findings from MSC’s diagnostic study on the IM-PDS program, this note examines portability in the public distribution system as a reform to strengthen government service delivery in India