Manoshij Banerjee

Manoshij is an assistant manager, and works in the Financial Sector Policy domain. He focuses on qualitative research design and execution. His expertise is in Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Behavioral Economics, and Design Thinking.

His recent works are on gender, economics of nano/micro merchants, climate change, social and behavioral change communication, and financial diaries. He holds a post graduate degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Forest Management, and an Integrated M.Sc. in Physics from Pondicherry University.

Posts by Manoshij Banerjee

Life on credit: Why and how do corner shop owners take loans?

With the wide gap in access to formal credit for MSMEs in South and East Asia, micro-businesses often borrow from unreliable sources at exorbitant rates. Based on our Corner Shop Diaries research, this blog explores how and why corner shops take loans and the sources from which they borrow.

‘Surviving a pandemic’: Five key insights from the Corner Shop Diaries research in India and Indonesia

This blog offers five key insights drawn from early data of our Corner Shop Diaries research in India and Indonesia.

Response to COVID-19 in Bangladesh

This report discusses the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of low- and middle-income (LMI) people in Bangladesh toward COVID-19 and its impact on their lives. It also provides recommendations for policymakers to design suitable interventions that can help the LMI segment recover from the pandemic.

Navigating the new normal: Can behavioral sciences help?

This note focuses on the situation of COVID-19 in India and the government’s communication efforts during the pandemic. Based on MSC’s research with low- and middle-income households, it highlights how these efforts can be strengthened through the adoption of a Social Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) campaign.

Budget 2020: How FM Nirmala Sitharaman’s dictum ‘Nari tu Narayani’ can actually work

This note examines the impact of initiatives targeted towards women empowerment, in light of the budgetary allocations of the Government of India. It also highlights the challenges for women to access these benefits and the factors that must be considered to make a program successful and more gender-centric.