MicroSave Consulting or MSC is the world’s local expert in financial, economic, and social inclusion in the digital age. We work with participants in digital ecosystems to drive the agenda of inclusion for everyone.

Our roster of over 190 staff members provides market-led insights, dependable expertise, and useful advice across a wide variety of fields. We take pride in sharing our on-ground lessons with the community to enable knowledge transfer and to build discussions on key topics. With our time-tested inputs, our clients are able to seize the digital opportunity, address the mass market, and future-proof their operations.

Posts by MSC

The corner shop diaries project: Experience from India and Indonesia

This podcast explores how the Corner Shop Diaries research started in Asia and the challenges we faced while conducting the research virtually. It delves further into how we managed to onboard corner shop owners for this research and its scope in the future.

Workshop on Digital Transformation of Postal Operators: Massive outreach, opportunities and challenges

MSC (MicroSave Consulting), conducted a workshop on Digital Transformation of Postal Operators: Massive outreach, opportunities and challenges on the 24th of February, 2021.

Corner shop diaries: A multi-country year-long research project on micro-businesses

This video offers a glimpse into our Corner Shop Diaries research in eight countries across Asia and Africa. It provides insights into the research and explains the rationale behind conceptualizing it. The video also details the methodology followed and explores the future scope of the research.

Public Distribution System spending by the Indian government

The cost of procurement and distribution of wheat and rice alone understates the expenditure of the Government of India on PDS. This video calculates the total cost of PDS to the government, including various subsidies like fertilizer. It discusses the feasibility of transforming these subsidies and distributing them as universal income support for farmers.

Fertilizer subsidy reforms and the way forward

The Government of India has introduced various reforms to enhance efficiency and transparency in the fertilizer distribution system. However, differential fertilizer policies in India have led to the overuse of urea among farmers, which creates an imbalance in soil health. This SI module highlights some reforms to encourage the judicious and efficient use of fertilizers by farmers.

Workshop on the impact of COVID-19 on MSMEs in Asia and Africa by Swiss Capacity Building Facility (SCBF) and MSC (MicroSave Consulting)

MSC launches the findings of a multi-country assessment study on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on MSMEs and low-income populations in Asia and Africa.

Virtual workshop: Assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on low- and moderate-income populations, and micro, small, and medium enterprises

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Launch of new reports on the impact of the COVID-19 on the low- and moderate-income populations and MSMEs in Asia and Africa

MSC and Swiss Capacity Building Facility(SCBF) launched the new reports on the impact of the COVID-19 on the low- and moderate-income populations as well as micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Asia and Africa, through an interactive webinar on 28th  of January, 2021.