In 2021, MSC focused on sectors like MSME, agriculture, microfinance, gender, youth, climate change, and digital finance. We took a deep look into measures to minimize the pandemic’s impact on the LMI segments. Here is a roundup of our most-read blogs in 2021.
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.
LMI client impressions from Bangladesh and Vietnam
Various socio-economic dimensions drive the financial needs, aspirations, and behaviors of low- and moderate-income (LMI) customers. Customers from Bangladesh and Vietnam, through these snippets, describe their challenges and how the i3 Program helped them overcome these challenges.
Enabling the community to overcome the pandemic through digital payments
During the pandemic, Duong Thi Thuy, a mobile money agent in the Quang Ninh province, improvised her business to help her community follow the guidelines on social distancing and government norms. This is her story about the adoption of DFS and how it changed her life.
First insights: Landscape of Climate and Disaster Risk Insurance (CDRI) in Asia and the Pacific
The report presents an analysis of the current status of climate and disaster risk insurance (CDRI) in the Asia Pacific region with a greater focus on four key markets of Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam because of their high vulnerability to disasters
Given the government’s push towards a cashless economy by 2020, we may expect technology-driven and innovative solutions to emerge in Vietnam through active collaborations between fintechs and incumbent financial service providers.