Anurodh Giri

Anurodh is a Senior Manager in the Digital Financial Services—Government and Social Impact (GSI) domain of MSC.

Anurodh is a financial consultant with over 10 years of experience gained through projects with central and state governments, MFIs, Bank, FMCG, and donors in the development sector in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, Srilanka, Uganda, Kenya, and the Philippines. He has implemented projects in strategy and business planning, project management, product development, market research, risk management and internal controls, and digital financial services.

Posts by Anurodh Giri

Reforms in fertilizer subsidy in India: The way forward

This publication discusses the initiatives of the Government of India to increase transparency in the fertilizer distribution system. It also highlights some challenges that persist in the implementation of direct cash transfers in fertilizer and a three-step approach to resolve these challenges.

India’s LPG cooking gas subsidy reform: Lessons for policymakers in reducing costs and building acceptance for reform

This policy brief summarizes the reforms India introduced to streamline, digitize, and transform cooking gas subsidy from an in-kind to a cash transfer program.

What it takes to feed two-thirds of India’s population

This blog highlights the complexity of the public distribution system and discusses the major operational challenges faced with respect to the back end supply chain for in-kind benefits. It also highlights the digitization efforts so far, reasons for gaps in implementation and what the focus should be for a choice-based model, which we believe is the future of food subsidy delivery.

Direct Benefit Transfer in Fertilizer: Fourth round of concurrent evaluation—A nationally representative study

NITI Aayog engaged MSC in a nationally representative study on DBT in fertilizer. This report provides details of the on-the-ground realities of DBT-F implementation and makes actionable recommendations to improve the DBT-F system further.

Experimenting with cash transfers in food subsidies – Lessons from the pilot in Nagri

This case study discusses a unique experiment of distributing food subsidy in the Nagri block of Ranchi district. The document discusses the learnings and insights from the pilot that governments can use to inform future experimentation in food subsidy delivery.

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.

DBT in Fertilizer: 4th Round of Concurrent Evaluation – A National Study

MSC has been engaged in a nationally representative study on DBT in fertilizer in India, based on a request from NITI Aayog. It identified issues and challenges around the implementation of DBT at the national level.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: A demand-side diagnostic

The objective of the study was to examine the efficiency, efficacy, and operational aspects of the scheme and understand the triggers and barriers that drive the behaviour around usage and refills of LPG by the PMUY beneficiaries