Arshi Aadil

Senior Analyst

Arshi is a Manager in the Government and Social Impact—Digital Financial Services domain of MSC India. She is a development consultant with over four years of experience in the field.

Arshi is a Manager in the Government and Social Impact—Digital Financial Services domain of MSC India. She is a development consultant with over four years of experience gained through projects with state governments, central government, think tanks, academic institutions, MFIs, and donors in the development sector of India. Arshi has implemented projects in product development, market research, behavioral economics, risk management and digital financial services. Her work involves improving public policy choices through evidence based, bottom up, and human centered approach. She specializes in G2P programs and payment systems, microfinance, digital financial services, livelihood, process mapping and re-engineering, pilot planning and roll-out support, policy analysis, and financial and rural sector development.

Posts by Arshi Aadil

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: A demand-side diagnostic

The objective of the study was to examine the efficiency, efficacy, and operational aspects of the scheme and understand the triggers and barriers that drive the behaviour around usage and refills of LPG by the PMUY beneficiaries

Lessons from the Digitisation of Government to Person (G2P) Programmes in India

The blog highlights lessons from the digitisation of government to person (G2P) programmes in India

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Fertiliser – Towards an Efficient Fertiliser Distribution System

The blog identifies how India can move towards an efficient fertiliser distribution system.

Assessment of AeFDS (Aadhaar enabled Fertilizer Distribution System) pilot

The report elaborates key findings of the study on three major aspects —Farmer Readiness, Retailer Readiness, and Transaction Status. It also explains best practices being followed by districts based on indigenous wisdom and provides actionable solutions for smooth implementation of AeFDS initiative.

Is Soil Health Card the Magic Pill for Agricultural Woes?

This note focusses on the Soil Health Cards , introduced by GOI for farmers in 2016 under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture to promote judicious use of fertilisers amongst the farming community.

Designing Beneficiary-Centric ‘Direct Benefit Transfer’ Programmes: Lessons from India – Part II

This Policy Note Part II, details out the “Seven Steps of DBT Programme Design” for a robust and beneficiary centric direct benefit transfer programme.

Designing Beneficiary-Centric ‘Direct Benefit Transfer’ Programmes: Lessons from India – Part I

This Note as a first part of the two-step series explains the pre-requisites and the steps, which if followed, can help in implementation of successful government DBT programmes.

Fair Price Shop Sustainability in Automated TPDS: A Mirage or Possibility?

This note highlights the importance of the sustainability of fair price shops (FPS) and provides detailed options to ensure their continuity. It also suggests methods to ensure the continuity of FPSs.