How effective was India’s Direct Benefit Transfer system during the COVID-19 pandemic?
This video provides strategic insights about the existing cash transfer programs and the payment infrastructure used for the timely delivery of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana during pandemic in India.
Beyond the barriers of affordability: An analysis of India’s cooking fuel support program under the COVID-19 assistance package
India responded to the COVID-19 crisis by announcing several relief measures under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY). As part of PMGKY, 80 million poor women enrolled under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), received cash transfers in their bank accounts to purchase liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). This paper assess the program’s efficacy and the experience of beneficiaries in receiving advance transfers into their bank accounts and purchasing LPG refills during and after the lockdown.
A webinar on “Financing agribusinesses amid COVID-19”
MSC conducted a webinar on “Financing Agribusinesses amid COVID-19” on 29th September, 2021. We ran the event alongside Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems Activity (KCDMS), which receives funding from USAID.
Making Elephants Dance – A case study on shared agent banking in Uganda
Based on research commissioned by FSD Uganda, this report documents the need for shared agent banking and how it became operative in Uganda. The report also highlights milestones and challenges in Uganda’s experience with shared agent banking and the lessons learned.
Wi-Fi voucher: A top-selling product for rural corner shops in Indonesia
In Indonesia, 12,548 villages still lack access to 4G internet. This blog explores how Wi-Fi vouchers help diarists under our Corner Shop Diaries project and others in rural Indonesia access the internet.