This video highlights the hurdles women entrepreneurs face in a male-dominated industry, based on start-ups under the Financial Inclusion Lab accelerator program that work to support the LMI workforce. The Lab is a part of CIIE.CO’s Bharat Inclusion Initiative and receives support from some of the largest philanthropic organizations across the world. These include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, J.P. Morgan, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, MetLife Foundation, and the Omidyar Network.
Fundfina: A journey to tap a hidden multi-million MSME market in India
Fundfina is a digital lending platform providing access to formal credit to micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in India. This blog explores Fundfina’s journey and the positive impact it hopes to create on the MSE sector of the country.
Reimagining the way we examine women-run businesses
This slide deck condenses our gender-focused analysis of data collected under the Corner Shop Diaries project. It unpacks significant differences between men-run and women-run enterprises and the roles of social norms. The deck further discusses what is needed to reimagine the way we examine women-run businesses.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CICO agents- Kenya report
This report highlights the findings of 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 CICO agents and their coping strategies. The report further provides recommendations for policymakers and financial service providers to support their recovery.
Non-cash payment helps promote financial inclusion in Vietnam
Only 31% of all adults in Vietnam own a bank account, compared to 69% of adults in East Asia and the Pacific. This video reflects how mobile phones, internet users, and digital financial services (DFS) can increase access to basic banking services in Vietnam.
Responding to COVID-19 in Kenya- A demand-side view from Kenya
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.