Aakash Mehrotra

Senior Analyst

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

Indian DFS landscape is changing: Insights from State of the Agent Network India, 2017 (ANA) Wave II Research

The note highlights the evolving Indian DFS landscape by discussing the insights from MicroSave’s State of the Agent Network India, 2017 (ANA) Wave II Research.

Agent Network Accelerator Research Survey – India Country Report 2017

MicroSave conducted the second wave of the ANA survey India in 2017. This wave of ANA builds on the findings of the first wave undertaken in 2015.

Agent Network Accelerator Research: Indonesia Country Report 2017

The second wave of the ANA survey in Indonesia builds on the findings of the qualitative assessments of Indonesian agent networks completed in 2014.

Agent Network Accelerator Survey – Pakistan Country Report 2014

Based on over 2,000 mobile money agent interviews carried out in 2014

Agent Network Accelerator Survey – Bangladesh Country Report 2014

Bangladesh has created many unique systems for agent network management which are yielding world class results especially with regards to liquidity management.  However, transaction volumes and profits are low compared to East Africa and support structures are still developing. The research is based on 2,490 nationally representative agent interviews, carried out between March and April […]