BRAC Bank experiments with agent banking—a lesson for progressive banks across the globe
This case study on BRAC Bank shares lessons from its journey and its experiments with agent banking. It highlights its unique initiatives in making the agent banking channel a profit-making proposition.
Many MSMEs are dying—can we realize the full potential of the digital revolution to save them?
This blog analyzes the existential crisis that is being faced by MSMEs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and goes further to explore whether exploring the full potential of the digital revolution can save them.
Celebrating Women Leaders at the Grassroots – Parvati from Singrauli, India
#Womenleaders at the grassroots have been shaping a better future for their communities, much like Parvati from India, who upskills young women for a brighter future. Join UN Women India and MicroSave in showing how #SheLeads from fear to hope, from dreams to reality.
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.
Optimizing groundwater usage through DBT in electricity: Lessons from Punjab-Part II
To check overexploitation of groundwater in Punjab, the state government launched an innovative pilot for Direct Benefit Transfer in Electricity (DBTE), “Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao” (Save water, earn money). This note highlights the on-ground challenges in the implementation of the pilot and the way forward.
The corner shop diaries project: Experience from India and Indonesia
This podcast explores how the Corner Shop Diaries research started in Asia and the challenges we faced while conducting the research virtually. It delves further into how we managed to onboard corner shop owners for this research and its scope in the future.