Strategic study on enabling digital solutions to overcome finclusion barriers
MSC developed a year-long strategic study to address major barriers to financial inclusion in the Indian state of Jharkhand. The study aimed to highlight actions to enhance access to digitised G2P payments while technical support was also provided to government officials, banks, ANMs and MNOs, and CICO network managers over its duration. The programme leveraged MSC’s position as a thought leader in the FI space, specifically in terms of deploying innovative and tailor-made digital interventions to deepen FI among target communities.
Quantifying and meeting development outcomes for agricultural value chains
MSC designed a multi-year programme with an investor to strengthen value chain partnerships and create sustainable business models to enhance the incomes for 10,000+ farmers in Bihar. Its focus was on using MSC-designed interventions to reduce the impact of seasonal price and production volatility and protect farmers’ livelihoods. Project is designed for improving farmers income through improved supply chain and access to digital services by the farmers.
A consultative review of the program that drives financial access to MSMEs in the clean energy sector
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
Feasibility study of a crop microinsurance product aimed at Tanzanian smallholder farmers
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.
Technical advisory to develop NDVI-based digital microinsurance for an Ethiopian FinTech company
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.
Study on the role of finance in enhancing access to clean energy in India
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.