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Achin BN Biyani

Achin B. N. Biyani leads the fund mobilization for SAMRIDH Blended Finance Facility, an initiative by USAID with the technical support unit at IPE Global. In SAMRIDH, Achin is also involved in deal sourcing to closing, managing partnerships, and structuring innovative financing and blended financing instruments. He brings extensive experience in the development and infrastructure sectors, including working in the areas of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), fund mobilization, policy research, infrastructure financing, procurement, and capacity building. Through partnerships and engagement with non-traditional stakeholders, he has played an active role ranging from the development stage to implementation of the programs. He is a co-author of the papers “Panorama of the Urban and Municipal Sector in India, Focales, French Development Agency” and “Bibliometric Review of Blended Finance and Partial Risk Guarantee: Establishing Needs and Advantages” published in the International Journal of Financial Studies, and he contributed to PPP Practitioners Guide: Contract Management Toolkit and Renegotiations Framework developed by Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He holds an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.

Part A of this case introduces students to a US AID/India initiative accelerating the pandemic response while building equitable health systems in India. …

Part B of this case provides initial results from to a US AID/India initiative accelerating the pandemic response while building equitable health systems…