MSC works with governments to evaluate, design, and optimize public policy choices. Our work covers areas, such as food security, agriculture, health, energy, and financial inclusion.

A recent project explored pathways to better nutritional outcomes through food security in India. Despite measures taken by central and state governments, India’s population remains nutritionally compromised. MSC examined the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and analyzed gaps in the nutritional requirements of food-secure households.

Based on the research, MSC advised on alternative delivery mechanisms and recommended ways to achieve national nutritional goals at the household-level. Based on our inputs, the Government of India has been developing a strategy to achieve better nutritional outcomes through NFSA, influencing the spending of USD 25 billion annually, with an impact on 850 million people.

Another key project was the redesign of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), which is India’s flagship financial inclusion program that helped open more than 300 million bank accounts. The Department of Financial Services asked MSC to participate in all five committees and prepare the final report that guided the development of PMJDY 2.0.