Making Elephants Dance – A case study on shared agent banking in Uganda
Based on research commissioned by FSD Uganda, this report documents the need for shared agent banking and how it became operative in Uganda. The report also highlights milestones and challenges in Uganda’s experience with shared agent banking and the lessons learned.
Bridging the digital divide using innovative approaches to financial and digital education
This podcast highlights the existing digital divide and exclusion among the underserved segments of the population. It also identifies barriers that hamper access to the internet and technology, such as socio-economic conditions and geographical context, and lead to exclusion from digital financial services. Based on MSC’s insights and lessons from our research and expertise, the podcast offers innovative approaches to digital and financial education for financial institutions to bridge the digital divide.
Life on credit: Why and how do corner shop owners take loans?
With the wide gap in access to formal credit for MSMEs in South and East Asia, micro-businesses often borrow from unreliable sources at exorbitant rates. Based on our Corner Shop Diaries research, this blog explores how and why corner shops take loans and the sources from which they borrow.
Wi-Fi voucher: A top-selling product for rural corner shops in Indonesia
In Indonesia, 12,548 villages still lack access to 4G internet. This blog explores how Wi-Fi vouchers help diarists under our Corner Shop Diaries project and others in rural Indonesia access the internet.
Cool in crisis: How Bangladeshi MFIs stay resilient
Since its independence, Bangladesh’s resilience in the face of numerous calamities like floods, droughts, and famines has earned worldwide appreciation. This blog explores how the country’s microfinance industry stays resilient during crises and continues to protect the poor and vulnerable.