Noel Johns

Assistant Manager

Noel Johns is an Assistant Manager in MSC’s Government and Social Impact Domain.

He is a lawyer and development consultant with over three years of experience of working with central and state governments, think tanks, non-profits and policymakers in India. He specializes in policy analysis, project management, monitoring and evaluation, G2P programs and digital financial services. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (BA LLB Hons.) from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

Posts by Noel Johns

A review of the effectiveness of India’s Direct Benefit Transfer system during COVID-19: Lessons for India and the world

This paper examines the use of existing cash transfer programs and the payment infrastructure used for the timely delivery of PMGKY benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic in India. Additionally, the paper draws insights from PMGKY beneficiaries’ cash withdrawal/access preferences and experiences during the pandemic.

Universal Basic Income: A policy option for India?

With governments around the world rushing to mitigate the economic fallout of COVID-19, the idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has gained prominence. This blog analyzes the suitability of UBI in the Indian context.

Impact of COVID-19 on routine healthcare services and ASHAs

The report studies the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on key elements of India’s health system framework—community demand, provision of health services, and community health workers. It also provides recommendations to better prepare the healthcare system of India to tackle shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic.

The case of micronutrient usage in Indian agriculture

This publication discusses the importance of soil nutrients, particularly micronutrients, and the factors that affect their availability in Indian soils. It also explores the reasons for the low use of micronutrients and provides recommendations to optimize their use to increase yields.