Signature Projects

The Government of India spends about USD 40 billion annually on social safety net programs to provide food and nutritional security for 70% of its population. Yet, health and nutrition outcomes remain sub-par. Malnutrition is a significant contributor to the disease burden in India. A 2019 study by MSC assessed the dietary intake and nutritional […]
The primary objective of Indonesia’s PKH program is to reduce the burden of expenditure on low-income families and change their behavior toward accessing health, education, and other social welfare services. Our study evaluated the impact of PKH on the critical welfare, health, and education indicators. It provided recommendations to enhance the achievements of the program. […]
The Government of India has been conducting pilots on alternate delivery mechanisms, including direct cash transfers. These pilots are expected to cut leakages, increase efficiency, and enable better targeting under the food security programs. MSC undertook a multidimensional assessment in 2019 to explore the impact of cash transfer on nutritional and health outcomes in the […]
The Government of India, through NITI Aayog, has launched a project to transform the Sevapuri block (sub-district administrative division) in Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh, into a model block for the country. The project is significantly improving outcomes of various welfare programs in 87 villages, with a population of 234,000, through coordination and convergence. In this project, […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on India’s healthcare system and frontline healthcare workers. MSC undertook a study on the health system across the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, and Bihar to investigate how the public health system and its beneficiaries fared in the pandemic. The study focused on exploring critical challenges in the […]
The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna or PM-JAY is the largest health insurance scheme in the world. PM-JAY intends to provide a health cover of USD 6,723 (INR 500,000) per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization. The program expects to reach more than 107.4 million poor and vulnerable families or approximately 500 […]
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted our responsibility to create awareness and influence precautionary behavior to drive the safety of the weak and the vulnerable. MSC developed a series of conversational comics to help the staff members, clients, and community of microfinance institutions (MFIs) and Self Help Groups (SHGs). These comic books helped inform their frontline staff […]
MSC undertook desk-based research to assess the maturity levels of four African countries—Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, and South Sudan, to make biometric-enabled digital payments to polio campaign workers during outbreaks. For this, MSC used its in-house Digital Readiness Assessment (DRA) framework. Critical pillars in the framework include government and policy readiness, infrastructure, and program […]

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