Awareness, Communication, and Outreach for Social Protection Schemes during COVID-19: Detailed pitchbook and case studies
This pitch book presents a detailed analysis of key communication components for the effective implementation of social protection programs. It suggests improvements in communications using Well Made Strategy’s six-step framework and highlights case studies on best practices and the challenges faced by program recipients, implementers, and governments across the globe.
Reforms in fertilizer subsidy in India: The way forward
This publication discusses the initiatives of the Government of India to increase transparency in the fertilizer distribution system. It also highlights some challenges that persist in the implementation of direct cash transfers in fertilizer and a three-step approach to resolve these challenges.
Sustaining savings groups linked to financial institutions amid the COVID-19 crisis
In this blog, we look at some of the recommendations put across by MSC on how savings groups can cope with the “new normal life” that has been brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, overcome the economic shocks, and build resilience against similar future pandemics.
Navigating the new normal: Can behavioral sciences help?
This note focuses on the situation of COVID-19 in India and the government’s communication efforts during the pandemic. Based on MSC’s research with low- and middle-income households, it highlights how these efforts can be strengthened through the adoption of a Social Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) campaign.
A paper on enhancing access to markets for Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs)
Though FPOs can enhance access to markets for farmers and reduce inefficiencies in agricultural value chains, most struggle to gain better market access and lack adequate opportunities. This report, based on stakeholder consultations Samunnati and MSC conducted with experts in the agriculture sector, provides recommendations to address these challenges.