Aakash Mehrotra is a Manager in the Data and Innovation domain of MSC India. He is a Management and Development Research professional with experience in leading the market and consumer research studies in several countries.
Aakash Mehrotra is a Manager in MSC’s Data & Innovation Domain. He has been working in the research domain for over eight years with experience in designing formative research, impact evaluation studies, designing feasibility studies and undertaking long-term research studies. He has worked on projects with governments, think-tanks, funding agencies, development banks, commercial banks, and other financial service providers across Asia and Africa.
In his current role, he plays an active role in leading policy research and advisory studies. Earlier he led multi-country research on agent networks and emerging financial inclusion models in ten countries in Asia and Africa. He has also led impact evaluations and policy research studies and worked as a technical consultant for a Vietnam bank trying to establish the mobile money and agency banking vertical.
In addition, he has worked on consultancy assignments on market researches, value chain analysis, business estimations, designing forecasting models, designing scale-up plans for business and conducting business assessments. He is also well versed in evaluation technique - social returns on investment (SROI).
Aakash has also led workshops on ‘impact evaluation’ and taken lectures in universities on the same. He is also a published author, and widely published travel blogger, and has written extensively on social and environmental issues on leading media portals, and has also led dialogues on ‘diversity and inclusion’ in various colleges, and social platforms.
Posts by Aakash Mehrotra
India: Impact of COVID-19 on Business Correspondents
This report highlights the impact of COVID-19 on business correspondent (BC) agents in India and the issues they faced while delivering financial services in the wake of the pandemic. It also offers policy recommendations to help BCs offer uninterrupted services.
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Micro, Small, and Medium enterprises (MSMEs): India report
MSMEs in India have been adversely affected by the lockdown announced as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19. This report outlines the impact of the pandemic on MSMEs and offers policy recommendations to support their recovery.
Agent Network Accelerator Survey: India Country Report 2015
Based on over 2,600 mobile money agent interviews carried out in 2015, the survey report highlights findings on the mobile money agent landscape in India covering agent profitability, transaction volumes, liquidity management and other important strategic considerations.
Agent Network Accelerator Survey: Kenya Country Report 2014
The survey report highlights findings on the mobile money landscape in Kenya, covering agent profitability, transaction volumes, liquidity management and other important strategic issues, whilst comparing these insights to our 2013 Kenya Country Report.
Agent Network Accelerator Survey – Pakistan Country Report 2014
Based on over 2,000 mobile money agent interviews carried out in 2014 all over the country, the Pakistan survey report highlights findings on the mobile money agent landscape in Pakistan covering agent profitability, transaction volumes, liquidity management and other important strategic considerations.