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Alok Misra Professor, Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon

Alok Misra, PhD in Development Studies from Victoria University of Wellington, Master in Development Management (Gold Medallist) from Asian Institute of Management, Manila, is currently Professor, Public Policy and Governance Area at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. He is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Board on Microfinance constituted by NABARD, member of MFIN SRO committee,
Board member of Rang De, member of Inclusive Finance India Group of Advisors, and member of Digital Finance working group constituted by ITU, Geneva. He has been trained at Harvard Business School in ‘Strategic Leadership for Microfinance’ and was a Fellow, Fletcher Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion at Tufts University.

Dr Misra has 24 years of professional experience in international development, rural finance/microfinance/inclusive finance, and research at both policy and implementation levels. He has written numerous articles and reports, and last year he authored Responsible Finance India Report 2015 commissioned by ACCESS Development Services and published by SAGE Publications. His teaching, research, and consulting interests are in development policy analysis, poverty and rural finance, design and evaluation of development projects, inclusive finance, digital finance, impact investment, social entrepreneurship, and risk mitigation.