Neha Parakh

Analyst

Neha works as an Analyst with the Government and Social Impact domain of MSC. Her work involves improving public policy choices through evidence-based, bottom up, and human-centered approach.

Neha has worked with the central government, state governments, think tanks, academic institutions, MFIs, Payments Banks, Small Finance Banks, and donors in the development sector in India. Her areas of work include product development, project management, financial inclusion strategy, process mapping and re-engineering, policy assessments, behavioral economics, financial and rural sector development, and creation of training modules. Before joining MSC, Neha was a Management Intern at Margdarshak Financial Services Ltd.

Posts by Neha Parakh

DBT in education: A study on delivery of in-kind benefits to elementary school students in Uttar Pradesh

Our study in Uttar Pradesh on DBT in education specifically looks at in-kind benefits transfers to school children.

Where is my teacher?

This publication talks about the primary problem plaguing the education system in India and discusses a few innovative solutions to help improve the situation of public education in the country.

Between literacy and learning: Community engagement in public education – Part 2

Community engagement initiatives must also consider the socio-cultural backdrop and capacity of the community members. However, to state that all community engagement is positive is taking a rather simplistic view of the multi-faceted problem of rural education.

Between literacy and learning: Community engagement in public education – Part 1

For a child’s effective education, parents and the community as a whole play a key role. Studies have shown parental engagement improves a child’s achievements. While initiatives like Right to Education Act, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and mid-day meal programme nudge the children to attend school, but the learning outcome also depends on parents’ engagement at home. Read the article for more.

DBT in education: A study of delivery of in-kind benefits to secondary school Students in Uttar Pradesh

The objectives of the study were to understand the processes for the distribution of benefits; understand the allied systems that the processes make use of; identify gaps in the processes and suggest opportunities for improvement.

Land record digitization-Exploring new horizon in digital financial services for farmers

The Government of India has been taking a lot of new initiatives in order to make the processes efficient and error-free. A recent launch of Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme (DILRMP) in August 2008 is one such initiative. Digitised land records will open a lot of new horizons to explore and implement. This focus note discusses few such use cases and the requirements to implement the use cases successfully.

Land record digitization-Exploring new horizon in digital financial services for farmers.Part 1

The government of India has been taking a lot of new initiatives in order to make the processes efficient and error-free. The recent launch of Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme (DILRMP) in August 2008 is one such initiative. Digitised land records will open a lot of new horizons to explore and implement.