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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 aims to identify and examine how social and economic barriers impact inclusion, accessibility and opportunities for persons with disabilities in Tamil Nadu. 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 will identify and disseminate 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 … 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

COVID-19 Enterprise Response Research

This study aimed to understand how women-led rural businesses fared during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and it was conducted across four states in India.
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Navigating the Research-Policy Interface during Crises Situations: What We Have Learned

Diksha Singh

As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic gripped India and the world in early March 2021, discussions about vaccination inequities, and reopening schools and public spaces caught our attention once again.  Social media, particularly the Twitterverse, was inundated with … Read More