Neeraja Sundar

Neeraja is an assistant manager in MSC’s Government and Social Impact (GSI) Practice Group under Digital Financial Services. She is a development sector consultant with four years’ experience of working with multi-lateral and bi-lateral donor agencies, financial institutions, think tanks and academic institutions. She has supported the, implementation and evaluation of projects in institutional strengthening, market research, behavioral economics, and digital financial financial inclusion. Her work involves improving social security programs/policies through evidence-based behavioural-centric assessments. She specializes in G2P programs and payment systems, pro-poor digital financial products/services, pro-poor livelihood programs, market research, impact evaluation and policy analysis.

Posts by Neeraja Sundar

A primer on impact bonds

Outcomes-based financing instruments like impact bonds can help India bridge some of the gaps in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) financing.

India’s gender-responsive policies during COVID-19

Despite the Indian government’s gender-focused relief measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, women beneficiaries faced issues as they tried to access and utilize such measures. Issues with access and capability around digital communication and inherent social norms persist as two important factors that intensify the challenges that #women face in using formal financial services.