November-2021 Let’s Raise the Drumbeat to Push RBI for Gender-Disaggregated Data!

  This Diwali, we did a quick roundup of India’s financial inclusion progress and picked out the key challenges we need to crack. Laveesh and I have been analysing and... Continue Reading

October-2021 Rising Prices Dim the Cheer of a Recovering Economy

  This Diwali just might see more cheer than expected as the aftermath of the second wave recedes. Several high-frequency indicators have shown a recovery... Continue Reading

September-2021 PhonePe's data dashboard shows the way; Will NPCI and RBI oblige too?

  India is going through a V-shaped recovery, as the impact of the second wave recedes. However, growth... Continue Reading

August-2021 Listening to the Customer is Key to Expanding Inclusion

  As the second wave of the pandemic died down in India, the economy began a patchy recovery –... Continue Reading

July-2021 RBI Steps Forward on Activity-based Regulation for Microfinance

  With the second wave of the pandemic receded, the economy is picking up slowly. However, local... Continue Reading

June-2021 Coordinated Approach at District Level Needed for Inclusion for the Last...

  The times are bad, very bad. Last year, with a drastic national lockdown, India chose to save lives... Continue Reading

May-2021 The Second Wave hits Lives and Livelihoods

  The times are bad, very bad. Last year, with a drastic national lockdown, India chose to save lives... Continue Reading

April-2021 Digital Inclusion – New Risks, New Learnings

  The month of March reminded us that the pandemic is not over yet, with a sudden dramatic surge,... Continue Reading

March-2021 Bringing Women into the Financial Inclusion Discourse - Begin with Data!

  The economy has swung back on most fronts, and India is officially out of the technical recession,... Continue Reading

February-2021 Economy Back on Track; Focus on Consumer Protection now!

  The mood in the country has changed - the graph of new Covid-19 cases is trending sharply... Continue Reading

January-2021 Last-mile Challenges Hold Up Inclusive Growth

  The uncertainty of the past year continues, even as vaccines have already begun rolling out. The... Continue Reading

November-2020 Economy Turns Around For Diwali, Amidst Deep Fiscal Fissures

to give Payments Banks a simpler, stable regulatory regime   November 2020 Monthly Financial Inclusion News and Analysis by Sumita Kale ... Continue Reading

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