Access to bank accounts high, but usage pattern differs: Survey
While access to bank accounts has increased significantly in India, gaps remain in financial inclusion, especially with regard to the usage of these accounts, a new study by MicroSave Consulting has revealed. Read the article to learn more.
In this podcast, Nicholas Mungai, a financial inclusion expert at MSC, and Albert Bundi, an SME expert at MSC, have an insightful conversation about ways to address youth’s financial needs and overcome barriers to access finance for the youth.
The role locally-led adaptation plays to build climate resilience – Part 2
In this second episode of our two-part series, Pranav Singh, a climate change expert at MSC, engages Tahira Mohamed, an interdisciplinary social scientist at ILRI, and Wendy Chamberlin, a development professional focusing on building climate resilience among pastoralists. They look at the value of equitable engagement and indigenous knowledge while shedding light on the role of financial inclusion and local governments in empowering pastoralist communities.
The six village story – India: An assessment of the real gap in financial inclusion
MSC conducted The Real Gap study with 2,862 individuals from 958 households across six villages. The study intended to unpack the on-ground status of financial inclusion. It used a complete enumeration method for data collection and covered 150-200 households across each of the six selected villages.
The role of capital in unlocking growth for MSEs through group-based informal financial services in Africa
In this podcast, financial inclusion expert at MSC Kim Kariuki is joined by Sybil Chidiac of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grace Majara of CARE USA, and Phyllis Kariuki of the World Food Programme. They each share their thoughts on access to group-based informal financial services and their usage.
Digital technologies’ impact on women’s financial inclusion
This podcast brings together Brenda Oyugi (Manager, Digital Transformation) and Scholastica Kaaria (Gender Specialist) from MSC. They share their insights on the role of digital technology in women’s financial inclusion.