A paper on enhancing access to markets for Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs)
Though FPOs can enhance access to markets for farmers and reduce inefficiencies in agricultural value chains, most struggle to gain better market access and lack adequate opportunities. This report, based on stakeholder consultations Samunnati and MSC conducted with experts in the agriculture sector, provides recommendations to address these challenges.
How has the pandemic affected Indian FinTechs? What measures have the policymakers taken? Are these measures impactful for FinTechs? What are the investor sentiments for this sector? This report, the first in a series of ongoing Covid-19 research on Indian FinTechs and the Indian FinTech ecosystem by MSC, answers these questions in the current market’s context.
Analysis of India’s payment system indicators in Q2 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many users to adopt digital payments as they seek convenience and safety. MSC’s analysis of five categories of payment systems indicators in India indicates that these systems are dependable, durable, and command the mass market’s confidence.
Philippines: Impact of COVID-19 on Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
The extended community quarantine imposed by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19 has adversely affected MSMEs in the Philippines. This report outlines the impact of the pandemic on MSMEs and provides recommendations for policymakers to support their recovery.
Indonesia has been the hotbed for FinTech innovations across the ASEAN region. However, like all other businesses, FinTechs in the country too have been struggling to cope with the Pandemic. In this study, we highlight the impact of the pandemic on FinTechs in Indonesia.
Inclusive FinTechs in Francophone Africa: Benin report
The upcoming National Financial Inclusion Strategy and work around the Start-up Act in Benin is still in its early stages. However, it will help increase opportunities for FinTechs in Benin, especially if they spend time to understand the market and examine how they can add value to it by working with incumbents.