With over 15 years of consulting experience, Vikram has led several projects in understanding the needs of low-income urban customers and in identifying market-based opportunities to improve their lives. He currently leads FSG’s Program to Improve Private Early Education (PIPE), which aims to improve the learning outcomes of low-income urban children going to affordable private schools. As the program lead, Vikram is responsible for defining the program agenda, leading research, managing relationships, and developing a business blueprint to improve the quality of affordable early childhood education in India.
Vikram previously led FSG’s low-income housing program and was responsible for managing customer research and analysis, developing and validating the business model for low-income housing, tailoring a housing finance model to suit low-income customers, and supporting the Indian government in creating an affordable housing policy that would help catalyze the low-income housing market amongst the private sector. Vikram also co-led FSG’s livelihoods program.
Vikram is the author of numerous reports and newspaper articles. In addition to the FSG publications listed below, he is also a contributor to Report on Budget Private Schools in India 2017 and A case study of a systems approach for scaling quality early education solutions. His blog posts include India’s children deserve a solid foundation, Transforming Learning Outcomes for India’s Working Poor, and ECD Implementation Insights: Demand and Affordable Preschool in India. Vikram has spoken at national and international conferences to promote the opportunities within the early childhood education and low-income housing spaces.