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.
Connecting India to Bharat through P2P lending
A digital P2P marketplace that connects credit-worthy borrowers with lenders has come as a blessing for small business owners whose loan applications typical banks would otherwise reject. In this blog, we trace RupeeCircle’s journey so far including the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on it
Agent networks: Ideas and lessons from India
As part of its program to facilitate exposure visits to India for governments across the globe, MSC has documented India’s journey towards financial inclusion and digital governance. The first four modules of this series were Aadhaar, PMJDY, Digital Governance, and PFMS. The fifth and last module is Agent Networks.
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) Ideas and lessons from India
As part of its program to facilitate exposure visits to India for governments across the globe, MSC has documented India’s journey towards financial inclusion and digital governance. The first module of this series was Aadhaar. The second module of this series is PMJDY.
Nutrition literacy: Charting a new path forward
This blog examines the factors that influence people’s food choices and thus their nutritional intake. It also highlights the need for nutrition literacy among the PDS beneficiaries.
An apple a day may not keep the doctor away—the importance of dietary diversity
Based on a study conducted by MSC in August, 2019 to assess the nutritional gaps in PDS households, this blog highlights the importance of incorporating local and diverse food items into the beneficiaries’ diet
Full, yet undernourished? How India can move from food security to nutrition security
This blog presents the challenges faced by India to shift the focus of its public distribution system from food security to nutrition security.
A study to assess the nutritional gaps in Public Distribution System (PDS) beneficiary households
MSC’s report examines the PDS food basket and the dietary intake of beneficiary households. We also suggest ways to increase the nutritional efficiency of various government programs to improve the overall nutritional outcome.
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.