BEADS – BCNM Experiments and Demonstrating Scale
BCNM Experiments and Demonstrating Scale (BEADS) is India-wide initiative that conducts informed pilots and action-research with established Business Correspondent Network Managers (BCNMs). This program explores efficient and agile methods for setting up and onboarding new business correspondent agents (BC Agents), while enhancing individual agent viability through diversified and increased revenue strategies. Targeting and benefiting BC Agents and customers nationwide, the program pursues two primary objectives: fostering self-employment opportunities for young women as female business correspondents (BCs), and improving the viability of individual agents diversifying the portfolios and increasing revenue. This project is being implemented with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.