MSC Consulting

MicroSave Consulting (MSC) is a global consulting firm that enables social, financial, and economic inclusion for everyone.

MicroSave Consulting (MSC) is a global consulting firm that enables social, financial, and economic inclusion for everyone. We have been at the center of the digital finance revolution since its early days. Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of institutions to deliver market-led, scalable financial services to all people through guiding policy & facilitating partnerships to develop enabling eco-systems; comprehensive, customised strategic advice; and actionable, on-site operational assistance.

Posts by MSC Consulting

The State of Bank-led Initiatives for E/M-Banking and its Potential

In 2012 Ignacio Mas worked with MSC to look at the state of digital financial services in India, the type of products that poor people want, and the role of microfinance institutions/SHGs in digital financial services systems. Ignacio also ran a training for all MSC staff, and we then asked him to record some of […]

Indian experiences of application of agricultural value chain finance

The paper examines the current state of value chain development in India, the policies that are in place and the institutional framework that supports the value chains in agriculture. The facilitating processes adopted in India for strengthening agricultural value chains have been analyzed and their efficacy has been critiqued.

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Deposit Assessment in India

MicroSave’s study on Deposit Assessment in India details the needs and preferences of micro-savings clients to support the development of client-responsive products and delivery processes.

Business correspondent models in Bihar – Constraints and way forward

The study was conducted to improve the current body of knowledge around the status of the BC model in Bihar, to provide recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the model and to offer inputs to policymakers.

Full Report: PMJDY wave I assessment

The first assessment (Wave-I) was conducted in November and December 2014 across 41 districts in 9 states, wherein a total of 2,039 BM locations and 8,789 beneficiaries were surveyed. BMs were assessed on dimensions such as availability, transaction readiness, dormancy, branding of outlets, number of transactions etc. The customers were asked questions about their experience on aspects such as first bank account under PMJDY, receipt of RuPay card and availability of Aadhaar and its linkage in PMJDY account.

MSC Director- Manoj Sharma- in talks with NDTV Profit on PMJDY

MSC director in conversation with NDTV Profit on the progress of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY). Catch full coverage here.

Public Distribution System Reforms and MSC

MSC has a reputation for fair and independent work and brings a unique and fresh perspective in the form of field insights. We started our pilots on DBT in PDS in Chandigarh, Dadra-Nagar Haveli and Puducherry on the basis of MSC’s findings.