Signature Projects

Our study on the impact of climate change on smallholders and their coping strategies elicits how the poor and vulnerable smallholder communities in Bihar are coping with declining marginal returns from cropping and how institutional interventions and financial services can strengthen their resilience against the impact of climate change.
In light of the growing scale and number of disaster events in Asia driven by climate change, MSC undertook an analysis of the status of climate and disaster risk insurance (CDRI) across 22 countries in South and Southeast Asia.
MSC assessed the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), an initiative of the Indian government to address the need for clean cooking fuel. The project helped the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) encourage the adoption of LPG as a permanent alternative to polluting cooking fuels.
The World Wildlife Fund hypothesized that transitioning people in remote rural India from wood-based fuel to clean energy would minimize deforestation and the threat to biodiversity. In this light, MSC conducted a study on the role of finance in enhancing access to clean energy.
In response to the prolonged drought in Ethiopia, Kifiya Financial Technology PLC, a digital technology platform, conceptualized a satellite imagery (normalized difference vegetation index)-based crop microinsurance program for farmers. MSC undertook this project to help Kifiya translate its concept into a commercial product.
The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) sought to develop resilience among smallholder farmers of Tanzania through risk transfer products. Faced with the lack of suitable insurance products in the market, it engaged MSC for a feasibility study on the delivery of crop microinsurance to smallholder paddy and maize farmers.
Energy4Impact, a UK-based NGO, contracted MSC to conduct a consultative review of its Capital Access for Renewable Energy Enterprises (CARE2) project and Developing Energy Enterprises Project (DEEP). The idea was to generate greater interest from institutional lenders to fund MSMEs enrolled under these two programs

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