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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

Repayment Flexibility in Microfinance Contracts: Theory and Experimental Evidence on Take-up and Selection

Giorgia Barboni

This paper studies the impact of introducing repayment flexibility in microfinance contracts. The author builds an adverse selection model that predicts the existence of a separating equilibrium where lenders are able to achieve higher profits by simultaneously offering a rigid … Read More

A Blueprint for the Delivery of Comprehensive Financial Services to the Poor in India

Bindu Ananth, Bastavee Barooah, Rupalee Ruchismita, Aparna Bhatnagar

This paper attempts to articulate a new vision for the scaled delivery of comprehensive financial services to the rural and urban poor of India. The strategies suggested in the document draw heavily on the lessons from previous experiences in this … Read More

WERise Twitter Chat: Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2020

To celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2019, LEAD and IWWAGE held a twitter chat as well as released a report, both of which explore the current landscape of women’s entrepreneurship in India. … Read More

Tackling Gender-based Violence Through the Lens of Space

The final part of LEAD’s webinar series on addressing gender-based violence looks at the role of space – public, private and digital in gender-based violence. … Read More

Inclusive Finance India Summit 2017

IFMR LEAD takes part in the Inclusive Finance India Summit 2017 as a Technical Partner. … Read More