This video summarizes our series of publications on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, an initiative of the Indian government to secure livelihoods in rural areas. It offers a comprehensive picture of the program by discussing its achievements and challenges from the demand and supply-side perspectives.
How did COVID-19 affect the incomes of migrants and low-wage workers in India?
The case study is about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns on migrants and the low-income group in India. It captures stories of migrants who were stranded away from their homes without any livelihood. The case study also highlights the adverse effects of the pandemic on the income and jobs of daily wage workers.
Can we turn the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity to enable indigenous capabilities?
At MSC, we believe that the COVID-19 pandemic gives us the opportunity and impetus to turn the crisis into an opportunity by developing indigenous capabilities instead of flying in international consultants. After all, local experts may have more to offer than meets the eye.
Digitizing the operations of MSMEs: A big step to strengthen their resilience
About 17% of businesses surveyed by MSC in India, Indonesia, Kenya, and the Philippines have closed due to local restrictions and low demand for goods and services. Meanwhile, micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in the informal sector fared worse. Digitization brings ample opportunities to MSMEs. More from this blog.
Many MSMEs are dying—can we realize the full potential of the digital revolution to save them?
This blog analyzes the existential crisis that is being faced by MSMEs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and goes further to explore whether exploring the full potential of the digital revolution can save them.