Putu Monica Christy


Monica is a Manager in MSC’s Indonesia office. She has over 10 years of experience gained through numerous development projects with non-profit organization, international donors agencies, UN agencies, and the Government of Indonesia.

Her areas of expertise include, project management, programme design and evaluation in the areas of MSMEs, gender equality and social inclusion, and women economic empowerment. She holds a MSc in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (University of Leeds, UK), Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Local Economic Development (Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherland), and BA in Communication and Media Management (University of South Australia, Australia).

Posts by Putu Monica Christy

Delivering tailored digital business training in rural Indonesia through Women Digital Ambassador: What we learned so far

Training may improve skills, such as adopting business practices, but it does not always translate into improved business outcomes.A likely reason for these heterogenous findings is that different entrepreneurs face different sets of constraints, depending on their needs, experience level, personal characteristics, grits, and business models for both growth-oriented and necessity-oriented entrepreneurs.

Closing the digital gender divide: What’s next for the digital economy?

The world is experiencing a digital revolution and anticipating its potential to improve women’s empowerment. However, studies found that women are still struggling to enter the digital ecosystem due to many factors. This blog—previously published as an op-ed piece at The Jakarta Post—outlined women’s limited participation in the digital economy and the policy recommendations to close the digital gender gap. MSC took part in drafting the policy recommendations and discussed them in detail at the G20 Ministerial Conference on Women’s Empowerment (MCWE) in Bali last August 2022.

Women Digital Ambassador: Linking agents to cooperatives for parity in financial inclusion

In partnership with BRI (Bank Rakyat Indonesia), MSC connected BRILink agents to cooperatives under the Women Digital Ambassadors (WDA) project. The linking was part of our efforts to increase the accessibility of financial products and services for Indonesia’s rural women. We used MSC’s Datin app to monitor and evaluate each agent’s transactions and generate findings from the field. These findings allowed us to identify opportunities and challenges in linking agents to women cooperatives, which we distilled in our new blog. Read it here.

Women Digital Ambassadors: Drivers of financial inclusion in rural areas of Indonesia

Cooperatives are often encouraged to embrace modernization and digitalization. Yet, how prepared are they to undertake this journey? The problem tends to be more challenging, especially for women’s cooperatives in the rural areas, which are constrained in terms of access and skills to use digital platforms.