Amit Arora

Amit Arora is a task team member at the World Bank’s India office since 2016. He works on various projects in the Rural Livelihood Practice with a focus on women empowerment and their access to finance issues in the Lower Income States (LIS). He started his career with ICICI Bank in 1996. For over twenty-two years, he has worked across the financial sector spectrum from commercial banking to capital markets to development banking including stints with IDBI bank & Axis Bank. He also previously worked with the German Development Corporation (GIZ). 

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.