SSN MFS report (Phase II): Assessment of Social Safety Net disbursements, Bangladesh
The Aspire to Innovate (a2i) program in Bangladesh has been working with various government ministries and departments to digitize the social security net (SSN) payments. This report, based on the second phase of MSC’s evaluation, highlights the progress made in the digitization of SSN payments.
SSN MFS report (Phase I): Assessment of Social Safety Net disbursements, Bangladesh
The Aspire to Innovate (a2i) program in Bangladesh has been working with various government ministries and departments to digitize payments under the social security net (SSN). This report provides insights into MSC’s evaluation of the pilot for the digitization of SSN payments.
Impact of COVID-19 on banking agents in Bangladesh
On 11th March, 2020, WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Given the nature and extent of the outbreak, Aspire to Innovate (a2i) Bangladesh and MSC initiated a study to understand its impact on banking agents. Based on the study, this report provides recommendations to help build resilience to the pandemic.
Coping with COVID-19 in Kenya- A demand-side view from Kenya: Wave two
MSC conducted research to understand how the low- and middle-income (LMI) segments cope with the COVID-19 pandemic in five countries. This report from Kenya offers a glimpse into their challenges, concerns, and new opportunities in these trying times.
The rise of digital payments and online shopping in Vietnam amid Covid-19 pandemic
Despite remarkable progress toward digital financial inclusion, cash still accounts for 90% of transactions in Vietnam. The onset of COVID-19 saw restricted mobility, concerns over cash exchange, and increased demand for online shopping, digital payments, and delivery services. This video shares a glimpse of this change.
A woman micro-merchant who went digital to build resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic
As part of the i3 Program in Bangladesh, we met Khushi, a micro-merchant in Khilgaon, Dhaka. Khushi’s story reflects the journey of more than 2 million micro-merchants who transitioned to a digital mode of payment and kept their businesses running during the COVID-19 pandemic.