Saborni Poddar

Assistant Manager

Saborni is an Assistant Manager in MSC's Digital Financial Services—Government and Social Impact domain. She has worked extensively with government entities and private organizations.

Saborni is an Assistant Manager in the Digital Financial Services—Government and Social Impact domain of MSC. She has worked extensively with government entities and private organizations. Over the past two years, she has garnered expertise in policy design, behavior based researches, customer experience mapping, user interface evaluation, product development, market research, and marketing and communications.

Posts by Saborni Poddar

ChitMonks: Simplifying chit funds

A story of four “monks” using private commissioned blockchain technology to improve accountability in a registered chit fund and how they are impacted by COVID-19

Public Financial Management System Ideas and lessons from India

As part of its program to facilitate exposure visits to India for governments across the globe, MSC has documented India’s journey towards financial inclusion and digital governance. The first three modules of this series were Aadhaar, PMJDY, and Digital Governance. The fourth module of this series is on Public Financial Management System (PFMS).

Aadhaar Ideas and lessons from India

As part of its program to facilitate exposure visits to India for governments across the globe, MSC has documented India’s journey towards financial inclusion and digital governance. The first module of this series is Aadhaar.

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.

Between literacy and learning: Community engagement in public education – Part 2

Community engagement initiatives must also consider the socio-cultural backdrop and capacity of the community members. However, to state that all community engagement is positive is taking a rather simplistic view of the multi-faceted problem of rural education.

Between literacy and learning: Community engagement in public education – Part 1

For a child’s effective education, parents and the community as a whole play a key role. Studies have shown parental engagement improves a child’s achievements. While initiatives like Right to Education Act, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and mid-day meal programme nudge the children to attend school, but the learning outcome also depends on parents’ engagement at home. Read the article for more.

MI4ID Training – Saborni

Saborni Poddar works with Government to Social Impact (GSI) domain at MicroSave and has applied MI4ID approach on various projects like PMJDY, etc.

The Four Zones: A Missing Chapter in the Financial Inclusion Guidebook

The blog focuses on the four personas that represent the majority of the mass market that has been the target for financial inclusion in India