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Small Size, Big Impact: Employment Dynamics in Microenterprises during Covid-19

Sharon Buteau

The COVID-19 outbreak has had severe repercussions across the economy, particularly on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and their workforce. There is a dearth of literature on the impact of acute crises on microenterprises, and this lack of information … Read More

Early Insights from a Digital Intervention among Members of Women Collectives

LEAD at Krea University

Government entitlements are often the primary source of social protection for poor households. As part of our IWWAGE initiative, we are collaborating with Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Private Limited (HESPL) and the Chhattisgarh State Livelihoods Mission (Bihan) to test a tech-enabled … Read More

Women’s Entrepreneurship in India: Harnessing the Gender Dividend

Mridulya Narasimhan, Sanjana Vijay

This brief highlights the key challenges in promoting women entrepreneurship in India, including social norms and biases, lack of education, unequal opportunities for affordable financing, and limited networking opportunities. It also outlines recommendations to address these social, economic and technological … Read More

Financing for MSMEs: Panel Discussion Organised by GAME

Executive Director Sharon Buteau was a panellist in a webinar on ‘Financing for MSMEs’, organised by the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship India (G.A.M.E India). Speakers included: Nat Mallupillai – Director, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation India, LLP; Sanjay Thakur … Read More

The Landscape of Climate Finance in India: Issues With Access and Utilisation

Rahul Muralidharan, Arjun Malhotra, Soumyajit Bhar, Divyanshi Vohra, Vivek Venkataramani

This note outlines barriers to the access and utilisation of climate finance in India, drawing on desk review and discussions held during a webinar “The Landscape of Climate Finance in India: Issues with Access and Utilisation” organised by LEAD in … Read More

AVPN SAICF 21: Reimagining India’s Social Protection Architecture

LEAD hosted a session on Social Protection at the first ever South Asia Impact Capital Festival by AVPN Asia … Read More

IndOx launches first ever Impact Film Competition

The IndOx initiative is holding the first ever Impact Film Competion for young Indian filmmakers keen on making a social impact through their art. … Read More

LEAD at IFI Summit 2021: Can Meso-Level Insurance Work in Protecting Farmers?

LEAD hosted a panel discussion on meso-level agricultural insurance at IFI Summit 2021. … Read More

Social Protection Through a Digital Tool Reaches the Milestone of 100,000 Applications

Anoushaka Chandrashekar, Raka De

“Living in a tier-2 city in the state of Rajasthan in India, I had to take half a day off from work to apply for an Aadhaar card. I had to travel to the Aadhaar center, which was about 7kms … Read More