Rahul Chatterjee

Senior Manager

Rahul Chatterjee is a Senior Manager in MSC’s Data & Insights Domain. He is a management professional with over 10 years of research experience gained through projects with international donor agencies, research firms, government agencies, NGOs and CSR departments in Asia and Africa. His areas of expertise include advanced data analytics, gender research, policy research, Financial Diaries based research, conceptualizing and implementing M&E systems, and data-driven program management.

In his current role, he leads to impact assessments, landscape studies, and market research assignments. He is experienced in designing and implementing large scale quantitative researches including nationally representative studies. Rahul specializes in using data for making strategic decisions and designing programs. Some of the key research projects of Rahul includes countrywide assessment of direct benefit transfer in fertilizer in India, assessment of the digital credit scenario in Kenya, assessment of the financial needs and behaviours of RMG factory workers in India, assessment of gender centrality of financial services (especially DFS) in Bangladesh and India, financial diaries research in Bangladesh, assessment of creative industries in Uttar Pradesh (India). Rahul is experienced in using innovative research methods like financial diaries/positive deviance research and using data analysis tools like R, SAS, SPSS and QGIS. He has co-authored various blogs and reports with MSC as well as various research articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Prior to joining MSC, Rahul was a State Monitoring Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Manager at CARE India- Solutions for Sustainable Development. He led various studies to understand the impact of the technical assistance provided by CARE India on the health and ICDS departments of govt. of Bihar.

Posts by Rahul Chatterjee

Seven factors that determine the resilience and adaptive ability of smallholder farmers in Bihar

Smallholder farmers in the flood-prone state of Bihar need capital and support from system-level actors to increase their climate resilience. This blog identifies seven critical factors that can enable the building of climate resilience and adaptive strategies of smallholder farmers.

The impact of climate change and coping strategies adopted by smallholder farmers in Bihar

Smallholder farmers in Bihar face seasonal flooding, increasing heat, and variable rainfall, which hurt their crops, livelihoods, and health. Farmers in Muzaffarpur and Khagaria, two climate-vulnerable districts, use a range of coping and adaptation strategies in response to such increasing climate hazards. Read on to explore these in detail.

Traits of resilient and vulnerable smallholder farmers

Smallholder farmers are vulnerable to climate change in many different ways. We analyzed the lives and livelihoods of different types of farmers to assess how individuals and families either succeed to or fail to adapt to climate change and environmental stresses. We look at the role financial services, education, gender roles and responsibilities, and social norms play to determine resilience to climate change.

Unpacking the ground realities—what are we beginning to learn about women-owned businesses in Bangladesh?

The first of a series, this note explores who can we call a true woman business owner, whether they are a homogeneous group, and what challenges they face.

Women business diaries: Unpacking a 360-degree view of women-run businesses in Bangladesh

This blog introduces the Women Business Diaries research in Bangladesh and explains how this research will unpack a 360-degree view of women business owners.

Adopting a segmentation approach to serve enterprises in Kenya: Insights from the FinAccess Household Survey 2021

We used the FinAccess data to develop a composite score-based index. This index helped us segment these MSMEs based on their sophistication levels to identify their business needs and growth opportunities and maximize their business sophistication levels. In this blog, we discuss our findings from this segmentation exercise.

Women in open-air and cross-border trade in Kenya: Insights from the financial diaries research

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commissioned MSC to conduct an action research program to enhance the quality and usage of digital financial services among female traders in open-air and cross-border markets in Kenya. We analyzed 6,000+ transactions in the research. Read our report to see the findings from these financial diaries research.

Assessment of the implementation and usage of QRIS among small and micro-merchants in Indonesia

This report summarizes the findings from the study conducted to understand the implementation status of the Quick Response Indonesia Standard. The study highlights key aspects that encourage QRIS use by small and medium enterprises and recommendations for increasing its adoption in the country.