Can we turn the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity to enable indigenous capabilities?
At MSC, we believe that the COVID-19 pandemic gives us the opportunity and impetus to turn the crisis into an opportunity by developing indigenous capabilities instead of flying in international consultants. After all, local experts may have more to offer than meets the eye.
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.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on MSMEs: Indonesia report
The COVID-19 crisis has proven devastating for MSMEs in Indonesia, which have seen their revenues reduce to almost half. Our report analyzes the economic consequences of the pandemic on MSMEs, highlights their coping strategies, and provides policy recommendations to help them recover.
Digital Financial Services (DFS) is growing rapidly in Indonesia. However, agent and account activity remains low at around 20%. Further, awareness about mobile money/digital financial services is also low 8%. One of the key reason for low activity and limited uptake is that the products/services offered through digital channels do not meet the needs of […]
In 2009, Pakistan spearheaded the over the counter (OTC) transaction revolution. But in the summer of 2017, the digital financial services (DFS) landscape may experience a watershed moment. In June 2016, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced that as of July 2017, all branchless banking players offering OTC transactions will be required to use […]