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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

Strategies to Support Women Entrepreneurs: Highlights from #WERISETwitterchat

Diksha Singh

A significant majority of enterprises led by women in India operate at a subsistence level, with weak access to formal finance, mentoring and skilling support, and poor market linkages. In the wake of COVID-19, these enterprises have been disproportionately affected … Read More

Can The Farm Bills Promote Agricultural Prosperity?

Sabina Yasmin

The recently passed “Farm Bills 2020” are a welcome change as the historic ordinances in agriculture aim to reshape how agricultural produce is stored, marketed and sold in the country. The three bills on agricultural market reforms are:  (i) ‘Farmers’ … Read More

How COVID-19 Could Change Social Protection in India

Raka De, Anjani Balu

Ever since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on 11th March 2020, the ongoing discussions and debates have centred around scrutinizing the effectiveness and adequacy of government emergency responses.  In this blog post, we explore how … Read More