Coping with COVID-19 – A demand-side view from Uganda
MSC conducted a research study to assess what the low- and middle-income (LMI) segments in Uganda understand about COVID-19 in terms of awareness, preventive measures being taken, gender dynamics at play in their households, and the use of digital financial services during this time. We present our findings in this report.
The report discusses what the LMI segments know, understand, and feel about the COVID-19 outbreak and examines its effect on them. The report also highlights actionable recommendations for policymakers to design suitable interventions that can help the LMI segment cope better in this difficult situation.
The economies have been hit already—we now need palliatives and ultimately cures
An economic pandemic is upon us as the COVID-19 infection continues to spread around world, affecting a billion people from the low-income segment. Our blog looks at why policymakers need a feedback loop of evidence-based information for governments to develop and deploy effective policy measures.
Event: Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Achievements and implications on gender and the SDGs, and the way forward
To commemorate International Women’s Day, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), in partnership with MSC (MicroSave Consulting), is organizing a workshop on “Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: Achievements and implications on gender and the SDGs, and the way forward”. The workshop will be hosted at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on March 6, 2020
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