Santosh Kumar Singh

Santosh Kumar Singh has extensive experience in research, policy advocacy, consultancy and operations of rural, agri-businesses and social businesses in India and West Africa.  He has studied and analyzed (Business Plan and Business Strategy) more than 60 Base of Pyramid organizations operating in India and South Asia. He has worked on development and testing financial products for partner organization such as ICICI Bank’s (India’s largest private sector bank) rural and agribusiness divisions including irrigation loans, cattle loans and warehouse receipt financing. He has taken policy research assignments and worked on finding solutions to improve government and market’s ability to deliver basic services such as water, energy and roads.

He has worked with Harvard University’s Policy Design Initiative to evaluate impact of increased and improved access to financial services in rural areas, and also assisted in product roll-out and design of evaluations using various methodologies including randomized control trials.
He has addressed academic audience/presented papers at New York University, Duke University, John Hopkins University, IIT Chennai, and taught Rural Markets, Research Methods at IFMR and other institutions. His specialties include: Innovative Business Models, Market Based Solutions, Public Policy, Development Finance and Social Marketing.

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