High-Hanging Fruit and Easy Catch—Merchants who need additional “hooks” and hand-holding
This is the third blog from the “Digitizing merchant payments in India” series. It draws from earlier blogs in this series and examines two personas of the merchant ecosystem—high-hanging fruits and easy-catch merchants.
Between literacy and learning: Community engagement in public education – Part 1
For a child’s effective education, parents and the community as a whole play a key role. Studies have shown parental
engagement improves a child’s achievements. While initiatives like Right to Education Act, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and mid-day meal programme nudge the children to attend school, but the learning outcome also depends on parents’ engagement at home. Read the article for more.
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.
Savings perceptions and preferences in India – The relative risk to the savings of the poor
MicroSave conducted a study in three different Indian states – Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu this past year to seeks answers to the following questions: How do poor people save and what works best for them among the formal, semi-formal, and informal choices available? Why do they choose one investment or savings versus another, […]