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

Getting behind the corona statistics: How a small shopkeeper took on the pandemic

This blog has been written by Rahul Chatterjee, with additional material from Stuart Rutherford and Md Kalim Ullah of the Hrishipara Daily Diaries Project. Based on a case study, this blog analyzes how a small corner shop owner in Bangladesh managed to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also explores strategies to speed up recovery and bounce back from the pandemic’s effects.

The COVID-19 paradox: What made a small corner shop in Uganda, which was allowed to operate during the pandemic, close down?

Using insights from the daily financial transaction data of a small corner shop in Uganda, this blog explores the causes that forced the shop to shut down, despite being allowed to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Corner Shop Diaries project: How small businesses in developing countries coped with the pandemic, helped the neighborhood to survive the lockdown, and embarked on the challenging journey to recovery

This blog offers a glimpse into the Corner Shop Diaries research in eight countries across Asia and Africa.

Response to COVID-19 in Bangladesh

This report discusses the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of low- and middle-income (LMI) people in Bangladesh toward COVID-19 and its impact on their lives. It also provides recommendations for policymakers to design suitable interventions that can help the LMI segment recover from the pandemic.

“Respect the sentiment:” Using sentiment analysis to inform policy and regulation

This blog examines how text analytics and social media platforms can help policymakers quickly gauge public sentiment around different issues.

A paradigm shift for fintechs: Why a coherent data strategy has become a business necessity

This blog explores the critical role of data analytics and machine learning in helping business organizations utilize data for their operations.

Responding to COVID-19 in Indonesia

A community side story of quick response and gradual adaptation of the low and middle income segment to the global pandemic. This is the report that highlights the insights from MSC study to understand the economic and health impact of COVID-19 on LMI Indonesians.

COVID -19 recovery is likely to fail women- digital financial services can help, if designed well

Response to COVID-19 pandemic needs to be gender transformative so that fundamental gender issues like social norms, access to resources etc are addressed . Can digital solutions help?