Saborni Poddar

Assistant Manager

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

Saborni worked as 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 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

Evaluation report for e-KYC pilot in Bangladesh

This report highlights findings from the evaluation of the e-KYC pilot in Bangladesh conducted by MSC. It captures important lessons and insights from the pilot for financial institutions and recommends necessary changes to the overall e-KYC process and guidelines.

The elusive riddle of successful communication in welfare delivery programs

Despite efforts from governments across the globe, the poor lack awareness of social protection and welfare delivery programs. This blog explores the intricacies of government communication using case studies. It also discusses mastering the elements of planning, research, content, and outreach channels to develop an ideal communication strategy.

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.