Sector and Policy Work

Our experts and advisors have been influencing and supporting policy changes in livelihood, microfinance and rural development scenario in India. BASIX is a part of several significant national and international forums like World Economic Forum, World Bank Micro-Insurance Task Force, CGAP.  BASIX Key contributions in Policy and Advisory Services:

  • Vijay Mahajan elected Chair of the Executive Committee of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), 2011
  • Served on Reserve Bank of India working group on Micro Finance to NGOs and SHGs
  • Served on task force on Micro Finance
  • Successfully took up with RBI to establish a new category of “Local Area banks”
  • Played a key role in setting up of Micro Finance Associations – Sa-Dhan and APMAS
  • Member of the Working Group on Rural Credit
  • Member, Task Force on Microfinance appointed by the Reserve Bank of India, 1999-2000.  
  • Member, Task Force on Enhancing Finance to the Informal Sector, Prime Minister’s Office, 2002-03
  • Member, Employment Mission, Government of India, 2000-03:
  • Member, Microfinance Equity and Development Fund, NABARD, 2005
  • Member, Committee of Financial Inclusion (Rangarajan Committee), GOI, 2007
  • Principal Advisor, Rajasthan Mission on Livelihoods, Government of Rajasthan, 2006-08
  • Member, Financial Sector Reforms (Raghuram Rajan Committee), GOI, 2008