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.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CICO agents- Kenya report
This report highlights the findings of the second round of the dipstick research jointly funded by MSC and SCBF. It captures a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on CICO agents and their coping strategies. The report further provides recommendations for policymakers and financial service providers to support their recovery.
Non-cash payment helps promote financial inclusion in Vietnam
Only 31% of all adults in Vietnam own a bank account, compared to 69% of adults in East Asia and the Pacific. This video reflects how mobile phones, internet users, and digital financial services (DFS) can increase access to basic banking services in Vietnam.