The blog focuses on “Orality” which refers to the modes of thinking, speaking and managing information in societies where technologies of literacy (especially writing and print) are unfamiliar to most people.
Lessons from Orality for Digital Financial Services Development
At 6:30 a.m.,in a busy wholesale vegetable market on the outskirts of Varanasi, Shanti Devi is haggling with the wholesale vendor of cauliflower. The price is negotiated at ₹300 a sack. Shanti takes out two ₹500 currency notes from her batua (cloth purse) and hands it to the vendor for two sacks. The vendor hands […]
Understanding the financial behaviour of the mass market: The key to financial inclusion
23This study is an extension of the work that MicroSave has been doing over the years on understanding how different types of people practice money management. It draws from industry literature on the subject, such as the financial diaries in Bangladesh, Kenya, Mexico, and Zambia.