Policy shifts to bolster India’s frontline healthcare workers
The pandemic has reiterated the importance of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) in the healthcare delivery systems of India. This blog sheds light on the long-standing challenges ASHAs face and how the government can tackle them
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)- Kenya report
This report highlights findings from 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 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and their coping strategies. The report further provides recommendations for policymakers and financial service providers to support MSMEs.
Enabling the community to embrace digital payments as the new normal after the COVID-19 pandemic
Since the onset of the pandemic, the low- and moderate-income (LMI) segment had a direct impact on their day-to-day life. We reflect through Kabita, an LMI customer in Bangladesh, on the barriers LMIs faced during the pandemic and how DFS nudged them towards building resilience.
Gender: The blind spot of the COVID-19 response in low- and middle-income countries
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for governments and citizens around the world, straining health systems, economies, and the very social fabric of nations. This blog explores four potential fallouts of COVID-19 that will create lasting socio-economic impact on women in India and other LMI countries.
Necessity is the mother of disruption: How Indonesia’s Fintech Startups can survive the do-or-die situation of COVID-19
This blog discusses the impact of COVID-19 on FinTechs in Indonesia. It also highlights the coping strategies of start-up FinTechs and provides recommendations for the stakeholders, government, and policymakers to help them survive and catalyze their growth.