Role of technology in scaling up the BC Sakhi network in Uttar Pradesh: A lesson for other states
The case study charts how Uttar Pradesh State Rural Livelihoods Mission (UPSRLM) used technology to strengthen the BC Sakhi network in the state. It used technology to select, train, and operationalize BC Sakhis rapidly at the Gram Panchayat level to improve the status of financial inclusion among rural adults.
We are looking up to business correspondents in the pandemic; but what are they looking at?
The business correspondent (BC) network in India has become indispensable for last-mile financial service delivery across urban and rural centers. In light of the current pandemic, our note highlights the challenges BC agents face while providing services in far-flung unbanked areas.
Business correspondent models in Bihar – Constraints and way forward
The study was conducted to improve the current body of knowledge around the status of the BC model in Bihar, to provide recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the model and to offer inputs to policymakers.
Direct Benefit Transfer program was thought to be effective method of achieving goal of financial inclusion. Its effectiveness was thought to be an outcome of necessity of making payments to individual bank accounts and also because of regularity of payments. However, due to operational issues its progress does not inspire much hope. At best DBT […]
Experience of a Woman Business Correspondent in India
The agency banking channel, which has been the backbone of financial inclusion efforts in India, is yet to succeed in serving as many women as men. Watch the video to know the experience of women business correspondents in India.
Business correspondent models in Bihar -Constraints and way forward
The study on Business Correspondent Models in Bihar- Constraints and Way Forward was commissioned by DFID’s PSIG Programme and SIDBI to improve the current body of knowledge around the status of the BC model in Bihar, to provide recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the model and to offer inputs to policymakers.