Amit Arora

Amit Arora leads the financial inclusion & payment systems vertical at the Rural Financial Institutions Programme (RFIP) a joint programme between NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) and GIZ, India. His work focuses on provisioning digital financial services by leveraging existing local networks like SHGs, Cooperatives, MFIs, enabling cooperative/rural banks to get on-board payment systems, and strengthening financial literacy / awareness initiatives by business entities, NGOs and government agencies. He has 18 years of work in the financial services sector.

By Amit Arora


Doing Good by Doing Well: Women Banking Agents in India

In India's Bihar state, women Bank Sakhi agents help enable financial inclusion for rural, vulnerable, and hard-to-reach customers, more so than the traditional agents - but various gender norms constrain how they operate. We discuss solutions.

Why Women Self-Help Group Members Make for Good Bank Agents

Pilot projects that train women self-help group members as bank agents in rural areas in India are proving to be promising.