Signature Projects

Microlead training on digital financial services in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda

The UNCDF MicroLead Expansion program engaged MSC to create a toolkit for service providers in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda. The toolkit helped link savings groups with financial institutions. It continues to help expand financial inclusion through capacity-building of banks, MFIs, and FinTechs that work with informal groups, especially in rural areas of the target countries.

Institut Helix: Digital Finance and Agent Network Management Trainings in Francophone Africa

Institut Helix is the French version of MSC’s training arm. It builds on the experience of MSC’s Helix Institute with its proven track record of delivering public, in-house, e-learning, virtual learning, and blended learning to digital financial services practitioners. Institut Helix has delivered training sessions to more than 500 participants from 19 francophone countries.

The Helix Institute of Digital Finance—world-class, practical and action-focused training

MSC’s Helix Institute delivers superior training courses in three formats—as bespoke courses tailored to the needs of institutions, more generic public offerings, and e-learning courses. The Helix has trained 7,700 people from over 450 banks, telecommunication companies, MFIs, and third-party service providers that cumulatively serve more than 1 billion people around the world.

Financial Literacy Toolbox to build the skills of SMEs in Kenya and Tanzania

MSC was engaged to enhance the credit or investment readiness of agricultural SMEs for Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) in Kenya and Tanzania. MSC developed a Financial Literacy Toolbox (the FLTBX) to train agri-entrepreneurs on financial management, accounting, costing, risk management, financing, and debt finance in practice. By the end of 2018, over 2,000 entrepreneurs from the agriculture and services sectors in sub-Saharan Africa had been trained using the FLTBX.

Digital transformation training in Vietnam and Myanmar

MSC delivered training on digital transformation to banks and microfinance institutions in Myanmar and Vietnam. The training course helps MFIs and banks understand the digital transformation process and the related nuances of digital transformation. At the time of writing, IFC had plans to roll out the course across Africa in 2018-19.

ePaathsala: easy to access, quick to use digital training

MSC’s digital school—ePaathshala is a platform for skill development, capacity-building, training, and certification built on innovative digital technology. The program delivers the latest content universally and offers the convenience of self-paced learning. Several banks have used ePaathshala assets for financial literacy and training of their staff and bank agents. The financial literacy program has had impressive, positive impacts on entities that work on women’s education and training, on government agencies that work in livelihoods, and other financial and development institutions. In addition, the Business Correspondents Federation of India (BCFI), a federation with a membership of over 200,000 bank agents, uses the platform to skill and re-skill agents.