Saborni Poddar

Assistant Manager

Saborni is an Assistant Manager in Digital Financial services Domain of MSC India, focused in Government and Social Impact (GSI). She has worked extensively with Government entities and private organizations.

Saborni is an Assistant Manager in Digital Financial services Domain of MSC India, focused in Government and Social Impact (GSI). She has worked extensively with Government entities and private organizations. Over the past two years she has garnered expertise in policy design, evaluating government social schemes, behaviour based researches, customer experience mapping, user interface evaluation, product development, market research, and marketing and communications.

Posts by Saborni Poddar

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

Sabborni 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

Digital wallet adoption for the oral segment in India: Concept development for MoWo (Mobile Wallet for Oral)

The objective of this research was to develop conceptual wireframe of a mobile wallet for ‘oral’ people to use. The user interface was developed keeping in mind the cognitive usability constraints of oral segment.

Understanding the financial behaviour of the mass market: The key to financial inclusion

23This study is an extension of the work that MicroSave has been doing over the years on understanding how different types of people practice money management. It draws from industry literature on the subject, such as the financial diaries in Bangladesh, Kenya, Mexico, and Zambia.

Demonetisation and digitisation – A diagnostic study

This demand-side diagnostic study aims to gauge the end-user experience in adopting cashless modes (including cheques) along with the barriers (behavioral and functional) they faced in uptake and usage of cashless solutions.