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Gig Economy – The Indian Picture So Far

Sabina Yasmin, Panchali Banerjee

In the wake of COVID 19, Gig work emerged as a lucrative source of income generation for many. Significant advancements in technology, which allow quick access to and delivery of services even through mobile devices, have further enabled its proliferation … Read More

Smallholder Farmers, Big Challenges – Need for Transboundary Governance Solutions

Sabina Yasmin

South Asian economies primarily depend on agriculture for employment, with nearly 1.5 billion people directly dependant on the sector. However, in recent times, changing climatic conditions are impacting … Read More

Hybrid Models and Women’s Work in India: Emerging Insights

Aishwarya Joshi, Kaavyayani Pal, Mahima Chaki

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought in focus hybrid working models that offer flexible working options, especially for women. Hybrid working models provide women more autonomy in how they use their time than in-person working models. While hybrid work has several … Read More

Impact of Community-based Depression Treatment in India

This project aims to identify and examine the effects of pharmacotherapy on depression and possible pathways that may link mental health and economic behaviour. Background Depression is often neglected in current health policy debates on chronic disease care in low-resource … Read More

Mobilising Strategic Philanthropy to Strengthen Women’s Entrepreneurship in Urban and Peri-Urban India

This project maps the challenges for women entrepreneurs in Urban and Peri-Urban India and examines the potential of collaborative philanthropy in mitigating the challenges. Background Entrepreneurship development is an important pathway for enabling women’s participation in the economy and can … Read More

Monitoring of Cluster-based Producer Enterprises

This project will devise key indicators and a periodic monitoring plan to track the performance of the cluster program. Background The NRETP guidelines identify two types of clusters: artisanal and sectoral. The former are largely existing clusters that require revival … Read More

Capacity Building On the Go (Massive Open Online Course Approach)

This project will use alternate pedagogy to build capacity among business development service providers and entrepreneurs. Background Business Development Service Providers (BDSPs) receive intensive training of 105 days as part of their program initiation. They, in turn, support first-generation entrepreneurs … Read More

Feasibility Study: e-Financial Management Solutions for Small Businesses

This project identified and disseminated key approaches that encourage book-keeping practices by micro/nano entrepreneurs. Background Entrepreneurs often have to seek support from others to record business information, which is based on recall rather than real-time documentation of transactions. This leads … Read More

Insights from a Survey of Common Service Centres (CSCs) in Chhattisgarh

Sampurna Basu, Abinaya Rengarajan

Established under the Government of India’s Digital India programme, Common Service Centres (CSCs) are local access points for the delivery of essential public utility services, social welfare schemes, and other B2C services to citizens in rural and remote areas of … Read More

Understanding How Social Interactions Shape Women’s Entrepreneurship

This qualitative study documents gender-specific barriers faced by women entrepreneurs and how their interactions with the ecosystem affect their business decisions and outcomes. … Read More