Surbhi Sood

Manager

Surbhi is a Manager in MSC’s Digital Financial Services (DFS) – Banking and Product Development domain. She is a consultant with over seven years of experience gained through projects with international organizations, social enterprises, NGO’s and community-based institutions in Cambodia, Kenya and India.

Surbhi is a Manager in MSC’s Digital Financial Services (DFS) – Banking and Product Development domain. She is a consultant with over seven years of experience gained through projects with international organizations, social enterprises, NGO’s and community-based institutions in Cambodia, Kenya and India. Her areas of expertise include digital payments, product development, project management and creative content development. She is passionate about innovation in technology for development purposes and use of creative methodologies for effective learning.

Posts by Surbhi Sood

Micro and small enterprises: Will the pandemic put an end to their business?

This blog looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on micro and small enterprises (MSEs) across low- and middle-income countries, which are particularly vulnerable to shocks. Our research insights will help policymakers and financial institutions support the recovery and rebuilding of the MSME sector in the wake of the disease.

CICO Agents: The under-valued “first responders”

Our ongoing research uncovered a set of unique challenges that cash-in/cash-out (CICO) agents currently face in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we look at the experience and behaviors of CICO agents across eight countries and explore ways to support them through favorable policies, even as the disease rages on around the world.