Ravindra assisted FSD’s head of research in managing FSD’s research projects. His role was broadly focused around impact analysis at project and systemic levels and managing specific on-going initiatives such as the FinAccess surveys and centre for research on branchless banking. He participated in refining and developing core research questions to be addressed, identifying clearly how the research will contribute to FSD’s objectives, undertake market analysis to support strategy and policy formulation, support other FSD project leads on research issues and participated in conferences, research colloquia and workshops, presenting FSD’s findings and seeking feedback from the wider research community.
Ravi’s life was brutally cut short on Saturday 21st September 2013 in the course of the attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. He had celebrated his thirtieth birthday only a few weeks previously.
A tribute to a friend & colleague: Obituary_Ravindra-Ramrattan