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

Low Preference for Cash Transfer in TPDS – What Affects Beneficiary Behaviour?

The cash versus in-kind subsidy transfer for food, fuel or fertiliser has no clarity on which method should be adopted going forward – cash or in-kind subsidies.

Endline Assessment of DBT Pilots in TPDS: Some Success and Few Issues

MSC conducted three progress assessments on direct benefits transfer (DBT) in the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in August, 2015. This note on the final assessment shows mixed results across the key indicators.

Baseline Assessment for DBT in TPDS: Will This Small Step Become a Giant Leap?

This focus note is based on MicroSave’s assessment of DBT in the (TPDS) conducted in August, 2015. This note pertains to the findings of the baseline assessment.

Role of Bank Mitrs in Direct Benefit Transfer Ecosystem: Are Banks and Government Ignoring Their Brand Ambassadors?

Trusted, committed and liquid Bank Mitrs can play a much bigger role in the government’s vision for financial inclusion. This blog highlights the key challenges and opportunities to address them.