When inclusion is not inclusive: What needs to change to achieve meaningful financial Inclusion for women
Financial inclusion sector’s combined efforts have not succeeded in making an impact on women. Mainly for reasons – significant variations in their behaviour and ecosystem players generally overlooking gender centrality in the design of financial products and services
UNCDF SHIFT commissioned MSC to conduct a study on the status of digitization in the microfinance sector in Bangladesh. Along with the interventions that MFIs will undertake, the sector also needs policy-level changes that enable the digitization of microfinance institutions. This policy brief presents the challenges that the microfinance sector in Bangladesh faces and interventions that would create an enabling environment for digital transformation.
Digital transformation of MFIs in Bangladesh opportunities, challenges and way forward
With the entry of FinTech firms in Bangladesh and the government’s aim to build an inclusive digital financial ecosystem, it is now imperative for the microfinance sector in Bangladesh to move towards digital transformation. UNCDF SHIFT commissioned MSC to conduct a study on the status of digitization in the microfinance sector in Bangladesh. This report examines the status of digitization in the microfinance sector in Bangladesh, technology options, and the next steps towards digital transformation.
Speculating on the future of financial inclusion: predictions, solutions (and warnings) for the next 20 years
This blog examines whether we will really realize the full potential of the digital revolution. It asks: Who will have access to technology? And what are the technological and psychological barriers inhibiting the uptake and use of “digital”?