Something to fall back on (Managing income volatility)
As part of the Hrishipara Daily Diaries Project, MSC tracked the income of a brick-breaker in Bangladesh to discover how he manages his household despite fluctuations in income that tosses his household in and out of extreme poverty.
The strange neglect of diversity within microfinance institutions
This blog is Dan Brockington’s highlights on how the branch performance in BRAC-Tanzania varies considerably and seemed to reflect the influence of strong or weak area managers. He notes that this diversity of performance within microfinance organizations matters—it has been neglected and this could cause problems later.
Micro-entrepreneurs and occupational hazards: Why do poor people settle for low-return employment?
In this blog, we highlight why the poor wish to engage in unskilled labor and petty trade by studying the records of respondents from low-income households in a “financial diary” research project in central Bangladesh.
At MSC, we never stop exploring. From agriculture to digital platforms, such as AI and blockchain, we are in constant pursuit of new spaces to work in. This video explores some of the newest and most exciting areas that we have been working in on our recent engagements.
Digital governance: Is Krishna a glimpse of the future?
Earlier this year we undertook a field study of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh (AP), together with collaborators from Centre for Global Development, to understand the experience and perceptions around digital governance reforms.