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.
Analysis of India’s payment system indicators in Q2 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many users to adopt digital payments as they seek convenience and safety. MSC’s analysis of five categories of payment systems indicators in India indicates that these systems are dependable, durable, and command the mass market’s confidence.
COVID-19 management by local governments: Is there a mantra to follow?
Customer-centric policies and initiatives of the local government are crucial for the management of COVID-19. In India, aspirational districts are pioneering simple yet effective measures to address the immediate needs of the community. This note presents bottom-up measures taken in the Goalpara district, Assam
MSC developed a series of conversational comic books for microfinance institutions (MFIs) to inform their frontline staff members on safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. These comics have been customized for different geographies. You can access the country specific versions below.
Micro and small enterprises: Will the pandemic put an end to their business?
This blog looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on micro and small enterprises (MSEs) across low- and middle-income countries, which are particularly vulnerable to shocks. Our research insights will help policymakers and financial institutions support the recovery and rebuilding of the MSME sector in the wake of the disease.