Signature Projects

MSC has supported Equity Bank over the past two decades across a number of key areas, which has helped the bank’s customer base to grow from 109,000 to over 12 million across six countries.
Under the Innovate, Implement, Impact (i3) program, MSC works with implementation partners in Bangladesh and Vietnam to meet the needs of low- and middle-income clients. i3 would have an impact on the lives of at least 400,000 under-served clients.
MSC undertook a study for BFP-B on the transformation of MFIs in Bangladesh, with an overall aim to enhance the agenda of financial inclusion in the country.
MSC studied consumer needs, behavioral dynamics, and emerging trends related to the use of cash by the emerging middle class in three markets—Nigeria, the Philippines, and Peru. We assessed and analyzed opportunities for use of digital financial services and products.
Pathways to Enhancing Financial Inclusion (PEFI) is MSC’s flagship work on financial inclusion. The project seeks to promote financial inclusion and development activities in India through its assistance to the Aspirational Districts Program, initiated by the Government of India in 2018. The project has directly influenced 44 million lives in the 27 aspirational districts and indirectly impacted 727 million lives from India’s low- and moderate-income segments.
MSC provided technical assistance to refine and reposition the microinsurance product line of Britam, a financial services provider in eastern and southern Africa. After our intervention, Britam achieved operational break-even in 2016. As of the end of 2017, it increased annual profits on its microinsurance portfolio to KES 79 million (USD 790,000).
With the MetLife Foundation’s support, MSC has designed a global signature program for female entrepreneurs in India, Nepal, and Vietnam. The program’s focus areas are to build better livelihoods and income for these entrepreneurs, improve their financial health by enhancing their digital footprints, provide access to various financial services, and improve market linkage. MSC developed Sangini Konect, a platform under the program for women-led businesses in India. The platform supports them through various learning tools to grow their businesses and empowers them to improve their financial and digital capabilities.

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