Rahul Chatterjee

Senior Manager

Rahul Chatterjee is a Senior Manager in MSC’s Data & Innovation Domain. He is a management professional with over seven 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 analysis, conceptualizing and implementing internal 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

Lessons from the Financial Diaries research with women traders in Kenyan open-air markets and cross-border trades

From our financial diaries research, we present the stories of Janet and Rebecca, two inspiring women entrepreneurs in Kenya. Please read our new blog as they shed light on women’s financial realities in the open-air market and cross-border trade sectors in Kenya.

Daily diaries: Reimagining how we generate insights to optimize cash-in, cash-out (CICO) agents

The blog discusses the Agent Diaries approach, a research method that tracks the financial transactions of different types of CICO agents over time. It highlights the data gaps, challenges, and insights related to the agency business. It also compares the traditional and technology-driven ways of data collection and their cost-effectiveness.

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.

Voices of India’s MSMEs: Insights notes from the diaries access to finance

The third edition discusses insights into the financial lives of IEs and how they access finance. The note unfolds the trends in incomes, expenses, and savings of IEs and their overall financial behavior.