September 22, 2021
Banyan Global is implementing the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). This five-year BPA provides MCC’s GSI Division with GSI technical advisory support to introduce state-of-the art data, evidence, and good practices around gender and social inclusion and integrate gender into MCC program logics, implementation, and oversight. Banyan Global is providing GSI technical expertise to support MCC’s initial country and sector analyses, design new programs, conduct rigorous GSI research, and provide monitoring and evaluation support of program implementation. Our GSI team supports MCC in strengthening its policies, practices, knowledge management, and internal and external learning around gender and social inclusion. The MCC GSI BPA works across the following sectors: agriculture; education; energy and renewable energy; health; land and property rights; roads and transportation; water, sanitation, and irrigation; environment; social inclusion; trafficking in persons and sexual exploitation and abuse; and women’s economic empowerment.
Under this mechanism Banyan Global is implementing the five-year MCC Financial Inclusion Project to address systemic constraints for women-owned businesses, agribusinesses and smallholder farmers, and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to access debt, equity and professional business services. The project leverages financial technology solutions through blended finance in Malawi and Indonesia.