Design, development and scale-up of agriculture and livestock market systems in Bihar, India, to change the lives of a million-plus farmers
MSC provided strategic and operational consulting services in the Indian state of Bihar to design, develop, and scale market systems toward achieving inclusive agricultural transformation in the state. At the time of writing, the program was expected to enhance farm incomes and build resilience for 1 million low-income households in Bihar, and have an indirect impact on another 13 million small-scale producers.
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.
An assessment of India’s flagship LPG distribution program
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.