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
Budget 2020: How FM Nirmala Sitharaman’s dictum ‘Nari tu Narayani’ can actually work
This note examines the impact of initiatives targeted towards women empowerment, in light of the budgetary allocations of the Government of India. It also highlights the challenges for women to access these benefits and the factors that must be considered to make a program successful and more gender-centric.
When inclusion is not inclusive: What needs to change to achieve meaningful financial Inclusion for women
Financial inclusion sector’s combined efforts have not succeeded in making an impact on women. Mainly for reasons – significant variations in their behaviour and ecosystem players generally overlooking gender centrality in the design of financial products and services
Gender centrality of mobile financial services in Bangladesh
This consumer behavior research aims to investigate why this is so, examining the gender centrality in digital financial services (DFS) in Bangladesh. The study focused only on mobile financial services as the most prevalent form of DFS in Bangladesh.