Anit Mukherjee

Anit is a Policy Fellow at the Center for Global Development, where he undertakes research and policy analysis on digital economy, global data governance architecture, technology platforms for digital service delivery reform, financial inclusion, and digital financial services to achieve various development goals.

Anit Mukherjee is a Policy Fellow at the Center for Global Development where he works on issues of governance, public finance, and service delivery in developing countries. Previously, he coordinated a CGD Working Group on Fiscal Transfers for Health that provided recommendations to improve the effectiveness and coordination of health financing in decentralized countries for better outcomes. Mukherjee also worked as an associate professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in New Delhi where he designed and implemented innovative citizen-led public expenditure tracking surveys in education and health. As a policy advisor to the world’s largest biometric ID program, Aadhaar, he was involved in the design of direct benefit transfer of subsidies in India. Mukherjee has served as MDG financing advisor to the Government of Yemen, worked as a consultant for the World Bank and UNAIDS on the financing of HIV/AIDS programs in Asia-Pacific, and designed gender-focused social protection as an advisor to the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Posts by Anit Mukherjee

Delivering social assistance during COVID with a “digital-first” approach: Lessons from India

This blog discusses India’s early response to the COVID-19 pandemic through PMGKY—a major social protection package. It dives into the program’s implementation in India, analyzes its performance, enlists the challenges, and offers lessons from India’s experience in implementing social security programs during such crises.

Social assistance and information in the initial phase of the pandemic: Lessons from a household survey in India

India’s early response to the COVID-19 pandemic included several measures, including a nationwide lockdown, an information campaign, and the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY)—a major social protection package. This paper explores the implementation of PMGKY based on a household survey conducted 4-6 weeks after its launch. The study also highlights the critical need to increase the spread of smartphones across the population.

Digital Governance: Is Krishna a Glimpse of the Future?

The state of Andhra Pradesh is recognized as a leader in using technology to improve the delivery of public services, programs and subsidies. Many of its innovations were piloted in Krishna District, which has been visited by development agencies and delegations from many countries.

Research for evidence-based policymaking

Anit Mukherjee from the Center for Global Development explains how MSC’s recent approaches have been able to shape and expand the horizon of policymakers who work in the area of financial inclusion in the context of digital governance.

Digital governance: Is Krishna a glimpse of the future?

Earlier this year we undertook a field study of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh (AP), together with collaborators from Centre for Global Development, to understand the experience and perceptions around digital governance reforms.

Digital Governance in Developing Countries: Beneficiary Experience and Perceptions of System Reform in Rajasthan, India

The latest paper from Centre for Global Development on digital governance in developing countries provides a picture of the perceived impact of digitization reforms in Rajasthan.