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Satin Creditcare Network Limited: Unique In its Field

Navneet Daga

This case study aims to identify innovative practices among MFIs operating in the urban space, particularly strategies for broad basing their clients, financial services offered, and community involvement. With the above goals in mind, this study details the strategies Satin … Read More

Reaching the Other 100 Million Poor in India: Case Studies in Urban Microfinance


This study combines several independent CMF studies with six prominent microfinance institutions that operate in urban areas. These case studies identify innovative practices among these institutions, including strategies used for broad basing their clients, examining the array of financial services … Read More

Sea Level Rise: Impact on Major Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Land Along the Tamil Nadu Coast

Sujatha Byravan, Sudhir Chella Rajan, Rajesh Rangarajan

This report concentrates on the impacts of sea level rise on coastal infrastructure, ecosystem and land in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It aims to highlight the financial implications of sea level rise on existing and proposed infrastructure along … Read More

Innovative Ways to Improve the Savings Habit of Women

Deepti Kc

This brief captures lessons from a study that seeks to improve women’s awareness about savings products.

Filling the Gap: Innovative and Interactive Ways to Increase the Savings of Rural Women in India

Deepti KC, Mudita Tiwari, Vanya Mehta, Spandana Bhattacharya

This report presents findings from a study conducted as an experiment in Bihar, an eastern state of India, with 203 women, many of whom were a part of Self Help Groups (SHGs). The authors tested context-specific Financial Education (FE) to … Read More

Financial Literacy Education for Migrant Workers

Mudita Tiwar, Deepti Kc

This handbook contains context-specific financial literacy modules that aim to address the knowledge gaps about financial products and services among migrant workers.

Financial Literacy for Women Entrepreneurs

Mudita Tiwar, Deepti KC

The research was aimed at understanding the social, cultural and economic factors influencing modes of payments (cash versus electronic) used by small scale entrepreneurs. The findings indicate a strong preference for cash, which is a culturally accepted payment mode for … Read More

The Efficacy and Financial Sustainability of Mobile Phone-based Agricultural Extension

Shawn Cole, Nilesh Fernando, Tarun Pokiya, Hee Kwon Seo, Niriksha Shetty

This policy brief describes lessons from a large-scale field experiment that has delivered mobile-phone-based agricultural information to cotton farmers in western India.

Informing Policy: Gender Differences in Health Outcomes

Parul Agarwal, Misha Sharma

This policy note summarises key findings from a study that attempts to examine whether there exists gender differentials in the seeking and treatment of eye care.

Improving the Use of Health Products: A Sales Experiment with Chlorine Tablets in India

Camille Boudot, Anita Mukherjee

In this paper, the authors present findings from a study that tested a door-to-door marketing intervention aimed to increase use of a tar- geted health product, in our setting chlorine tablets for drinking water purification. Specifically, they examine three treatments … Read More