Partha Ghosh

Senior Manager

Partha Ghosh is a Senior Manager at MSC’s climate change & sustainability practice. He is an expert in green finance, climate-risk management for financial institutions, valuation and due diligence of financial institutions, agriculture finance, and MSME financing, with over 13 years of experience in banking, consulting, and microfinance. He has worked in India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Timor-Leste, and Papua New Guinea.

Partha has offered technical advisory to international development organizations, development finance institutions, commercial banks, microfinance institutions, and commercial banks in the areas of climate impact and climate risk assessment, sovereign CDRF strategy, blended finance for climate adaptive agriculture, and climate action strategy. Partha has worked with MSC, Arohan Financial Services Limited, and Axis Bank Limited. He has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Symbiosis International University, Pune in 2009. He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Bengali.

Posts by Partha Ghosh

The impact of climate change on farmers in Bihar and how farmer producer organizations can help them adapt

In Bihar’s Buxar district, farmers struggle to cope with the changing climatic conditions and adapt to them. Significant annual variation in rainfall and temperature erodes farmers’ adaptive capacities. Farmer producers organizations (FPOs) could play a central role to promote and facilitate farmers’ adaptation to climate change—but they need improved incentives and support.

Seven factors that determine the resilience and adaptive ability of smallholder farmers in Bihar

Smallholder farmers in the flood-prone state of Bihar need capital and support from system-level actors to increase their climate resilience. This blog identifies seven critical factors that can enable the building of climate resilience and adaptive strategies of smallholder farmers.

The impact of climate change and coping strategies adopted by smallholder farmers in Bihar

Smallholder farmers in Bihar face seasonal flooding, increasing heat, and variable rainfall, which hurt their crops, livelihoods, and health. Farmers in Muzaffarpur and Khagaria, two climate-vulnerable districts, use a range of coping and adaptation strategies in response to such increasing climate hazards. Read on to explore these in detail.

Traits of resilient and vulnerable smallholder farmers

Smallholder farmers are vulnerable to climate change in many different ways. We analyzed the lives and livelihoods of different types of farmers to assess how individuals and families either succeed to or fail to adapt to climate change and environmental stresses. We look at the role financial services, education, gender roles and responsibilities, and social norms play to determine resilience to climate change.

Enhancing resilience of smallholder farmers against climate change—can parametric agricultural insurance make a difference?

Parametric insurance solutions can offer smallholder farmers in developing countries an accessible, reliable, and affordable way to protect themselves. A multi-stakeholder approach is needed to make these solutions work for smallholder farmers, supported by catalytic capital for their development and scale-up.

Democratising Financial Services

In addition to Aadhaar, the India Stack is likely to transform payments, financial services and consumer protection in India.