Amir is the Senior Development Effectiveness Specialist at the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Saudi Arabia. He has also been a Specialist at UNICEF and the World Bank.
Amir was an Analyst at MSC where he supported, designed, and executed projects on branch less banking, mobile money and Government to Person payments. He is currently the Senior Development Effectiveness Specialist at the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Saudi Arabia. Before leaving MSC, Amir worked as a Specialist at UNICEF and the World Bank. He was also the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD).
Posts by Amir Syed
Can UIDAI be a Saviour of Financial Inclusion?
This Note examines how UIDAI and Aadhaar platforms offer a solution to the many challenges that have undermined the BC model.
Aadhaar Enabled Direct Benefits Transfer in Aurangabad
MicroSave’s pilot study in India highlights barriers, best practices and a roadmap to implement the ambitious, policy initiative of transferring the government benefits directly into the Aadhaar linked accounts of the beneficiaries.