Diganta Nayak


Diganta Nayak


Diganta Nayak is Manager in MSC’s Digital Financial Services domain focused on Government and Social Impact in India. He has nearly five years of experience gained through projects with the central and state governments, think tanks, academic institutions, and donors in the development sector. His areas of interest include policy design, evaluating government social schemes, e-governance advisory implementing & assessing bulk payment systems, data analysis, process re-engineering, project management, DFS assessment, Functional Requirement Specifications (FRS) preparation, and social impact analysis.

Examples of his recent works include:

  • Process re-engineering and transformation of the payment and accounts finalization processes of food subsidy funded by DoFPD and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (2023-ongoing)
  • Development and implementation of Digital Farmer Services (DFS) in the state of Bihar funded by the Government of Bihar and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (2023)
  • Agristack – Open digital platform for delivery of benefits and services to farmers. (2022 - 2023)
  • Assessment of the smallholder farmers’ climate resilience to climate change in Bihar funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (2022)
  • Developing Climate Disaster Risk Finance (CDRF) strategy guideline for Fiji funded by UNCDF. (2021-2022)
  • Enabling smart contracts and virtual treasury for the PMGSY program funded by MoRD and BMGF. (2021-Ongoing)
  • Technical Assistance on Treasury Single Account (TSA) and Smart Contracts (SC) funded by Odisha Finance Department and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India. (2020-Ongoing)
  • Recommendations to the Working Group of Ministers (WGoM) on employment generation and skill development, funded by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. (2020)
  • Prepared the COVID-19 index to assess the response of various states (Round 3; Round 4) funded by the BMGF in India. (2020)
  • Evaluation of government’s response to COVID-19 (Round 1) funded by the BMGF in India. (2020)
  • Assess the functioning and gaps in the implementation of key DBT programs in India, like the scheme for adolescent girls (SABLA) funded by the BMGF in India. (2020)
  • Evaluation of the claim processing under PMJAY, India: Assessed gaps in the processing of the claims under PMJAY funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India. (NHA and BMGF, 2020)
  • Evaluation of the first phase implementation of Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IM-PDS) funded by the BMGF in India. (2019)
  • Assessment of direct benefit transfer (DBT) in agriculture power subsidy in Punjab funded by the BMGF in India. (2019)
  • Assessment of PM Kisan to understand the efficiencies and challenges in the scheme’s ground implementation, funded by the BMGF in India. (2019)
  • Before joining MSC, Diganta was a System Engineer and Developer at Tata Consultancy Services Pvt Limited where he worked on multiple projects with major leading clients. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Forest Management with a specialization in Environment Management from the Indian Institute of Forest Management in Bhopal. He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Oriya.