Puneet Khanduja

Senior Analyst

Puneet Khanduja is a Manager in Digital Financial Services domain of MSC India, focused in Government and Social Impact (GSI). He specializes in health and nutrition, research methodology, health economics, epidemiology and health promotion.

Puneet Khanduja is a Manager in Digital Financial Services domain of MSC India, focused in Government and Social Impact (GSI). He is a public health expert with an experience of over five years, most of which is gained through direct involvement in projects implemented by multiple state government, Government of India, pioneer academic institutions, international funding agencies, and community based organisations across India. His areas of expertise include project management, program design and evaluation, M&E, research development and capacity building. He specializes in health and nutrition, research methodology, health economics, epidemiology and health promotion.

Posts by Puneet Khanduja

An insight into the case fatality rate and its association with preventive measures taken by government in response to Covid-19

On May 3rd, India completed 40 days in lockdown due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Epidemiologists and data scientists have created simulations and models to project the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, if preventive measures such as screening, isolation, quarantine and a nation-wide lockdown had not been implemented.

MFI client awareness comic on Coronavirus

MSC has developed a series of conversational comic books for microfinance institutions to create awareness, influence precautionary behavior, and drive safety of the weak and the vulnerable during COVID-19. These comics have been customized for different geographies. You can access the country specific versions below.

MFI employee training comic on Coronavirus

MSC developed a series of conversational comic books for microfinance institutions (MFIs) to inform their frontline staff members on safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. These comics have been customized for different geographies. You can access the country specific versions below.

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.

Direct Benefit Transfer in Fertilizer: Fourth round of concurrent evaluation—A nationally representative study

NITI Aayog engaged MSC in a nationally representative study on DBT in fertilizer. This report provides details of the on-the-ground realities of DBT-F implementation and makes actionable recommendations to improve the DBT-F system further.