Bijeta Mohanty

Bijeta Mohanty is the Programme Economist for the IGC India Programme. She did her MA in Globalisation, Business and Development from Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex. Previously she has worked on a project that involved managing program implementation of a large scale RCT research study for an ed-tech program in Government Senior Secondary schools of Haryana.

Her postgraduate dissertation aimed to understand how grassroots innovations can be leveraged for wider diffusion. And this was studied by exploring the effort behind institutionalising these practices in India and the different enablers that create an enabling environment for grassroots innovations. She has a keen interest in exploring different aspects of Monitoring and Evaluations processes.

Content by Bijeta Mohanty
  • Blog post

    The growing concern around violence against women in India – Where do we stand?

    Violence against women is rampant in India, hinders educational attainment and earnings potential, and has significant economic and social costs. COVID-19 has exposed the fault lines of gender equality, with increases in the incidence of domestic violence during lockdown. Social programmes to sensitise men and boys on gender-related issues, and community-level platforms...

    25 Nov 2020 | Kumar Das, Bijeta Mohanty

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    Poverty eradication in India: Successes and shortcomings of social protection

    While social protection programmes in India have helped reduce poverty significantly, they are not without their problems. COVID-19 reversed the gains and has plunged millions into further poverty, disrupting the informal economy, and hitting migrant labourers the hardest. Schemes like MGNREGA are being sought out by the government and desperate citizens to tackle...

    15 Oct 2020 | Kumar Das, Bijeta Mohanty