Articles by Sushmita Meka
SAJIDA Foundation in Bangladesh is using evidence from data analytics, business case analysis and client research to improve cross-selling as part of the OPTIX project. Three key evidence-based programmatic decisions were necessary to take a new mobile financial service-based microfinance initiative from the design table to being piloted in the field.
Between 2014-2015, Bankable Frontier Associates worked with other partners to collect baseline data on access to financial services in three member countries: Fiji, Samoa and the Solomon Islands. In these surveys, not having enough money also emerged, unsurprisingly, as the number one reason for not having a bank account among unbanked Pacific Islanders. But here's what we found when we dug a bit deeper.