Lessons from the Financial Diaries research with women traders in Kenyan open-air markets and cross-border trades
From our financial diaries research, we present the stories of Janet and Rebecca, two inspiring women entrepreneurs in Kenya. Please read our new blog as they shed light on women’s financial realities in the open-air market and cross-border trade sectors in Kenya.
The six village story – India: An assessment of the real gap in financial inclusion
MSC conducted The Real Gap study with 2,862 individuals from 958 households across six villages. The study intended to unpack the on-ground status of financial inclusion. It used a complete enumeration method for data collection and covered 150-200 households across each of the six selected villages.
Digital technologies’ impact on women’s financial inclusion
This podcast brings together Brenda Oyugi (Manager, Digital Transformation) and Scholastica Kaaria (Gender Specialist) from MSC. They share their insights on the role of digital technology in women’s financial inclusion.
The potential of AI chatbots in driving financial inclusion: Assessing ChatGPT
This blog, co-authored with The Alliance of Digital Finance Associations, assesses the potential benefits, concerns, and ethical considerations of financial service providers who use ChatGPT to further financial inclusion for underserved digital financial services (DFS) consumers.
DEBIT: Unpacking women’s choice of financial channels
MSC unpacked women’s choice of channels for financial transactions in India, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Indonesia. The result is a tool – the DEBIT framework. The four pillars of the framework are Diffidence, Education, Bias, Investment, and Trust. Read this blog to learn more about the framework and its application.
How policy changes could revolutionize how entrepreneurs in Kenya can access finance
This blog examines the Kenyan government’s policy reforms to allow entrepreneurs better access to affordable and convenient credit. It specifically looks at how the government’s financial inclusion fund—the Hustler Fund—promises to improve the financial health of MSMEs.