Akhand Tiwari

Associate Partner

Akhand Jyoti Tiwari is Associate Partner and leads BFSI work at MSC. Akhand brings multiple years of experience in development consulting.

He works closely with policymakers, practitioners, academics, and investment & donor agencies. Akhand's recent work includes strengthening policies and practice on financial inclusion, and unpacking barriers to gender equality to promote women's economic empowerment. Akhand also actively guides MSC's work on unpacking behaviour of low and middle income segments; and using design thinking to solve strategic and tactical challenges of MSC's clients.

Posts by Akhand Tiwari

Why People Do Not Use Present Banking Systems – A Case For BCs

This Note examines the difficulties faced by low income households accessing banking services and presents a case for the acceptance of BC model for expanding the reach of banking services.

Understanding remittance networks in Gujarat, Orissa and Bihar

This research explores the remittance options currently available to Indian migrant workers in Gujarat and recipient families in rural Orissa and Bihar. It also examines the benefits of a business correspondent remittance service.

Relative risk to the savings of the poor in Rajasthan

In order to understand how poor people save and the relative risks involved, MicroSave conducted a study in three different Indian states – Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu this past year. This paper highlights learning from Rajasthan.

Optimising agent networks in Uttar Pradesh

In an effort to better understand the customers’ needs and their criteria for the optimal BC model, MicroSave conducted a research study in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat in 2010-2011.