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LEAD presents its work at the 5th Dvara Research Conference: Household Finance

Host: Dvara Research The 5th Dvara Research Household Finance Conference held from 7th to 11th June 2021, brought together financial practitioners, academics, researchers and practitioners for insightful discussions and presentations on various themes of household finance. LEAD presented findings from its study that seeks to understand household financial decision-making through a migration lens, on June 7. Focusing on Jharkhand, Bihar, and eastern Uttar Pradesh to New Delhi/NCR migration corridor, the study adopts a mixed-methods design to determine how factors like gender, household composition,

Gendered Economic Impacts and Burden of Unpaid Care Work: Learnings from COVID-19

Partners: CORE Net, IWWAGE, SEWA Bharat COVID-19 has exposed and worsened existing economic gender inequalities and biases against women in the labor market. Although women’s participation and remuneration have always been much lower than men’s, it has further declined due to loss of employment, stress due to the additional burden of household work and child care, and loss of savings to pay for essential commodities. The lockdown further aggravated the situation, causing a shadow pandemic for women with reduced economic

LEAD’s New Website is Live – Marking our Complete Transition to a New Visual Identity

Sharon Buteau, Preethi Rao

At LEAD, we believe in the power of communicating knowledge effectively to create impact – at every step in our journey, we have endeavoured to bring out the best possible outcomes for all stakeholders involved. As a leading action-oriented research organisation in the development sector, we also understand the value of timely thought leadership and making insights easily accessible to the broader ecosystem – especially in the current context, as decision-makers are navigating increasing uncertainty and must make informed decisions

Women Entrepreneurs as the Powerhouse of Recovery

LEAD at Krea University

This report brings forth evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on women enterprises in India, and delves into the various factors that inhibit their growth in the current context. It also highlights strategies for promoting women entrepreneurship through an ecosystem approach.

Motivating Loan Officers to Improve the Provision of Financial Services to the Poor

This study explores how information on incentives can influence the performance of loan officers of Microfinance Institutions.

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Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness among Youth: Evaluation of the Kissa Kahani Program

This study examines the impact of a community-based multi-media intervention that aims to improve sexual and reproductive health awareness among youth.

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Savings Activation

This study examines how access to a savings card can influence the saving behaviour of customers, and improve their financial health and resilience.

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Evaluating Constraints to the Adoption of Machan Farming

This study examines the role of credit constraints in the adoption of an innovative new model of multi-layered vegetable farming in contemporary India.

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Impact Assessment of Infosys Foundation’s Grants

As part of this project, the Infosys Foundation engaged LEAD to undertake impact assessments of its grantee portfolio.

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Online-Offline Collaboration on Microloans

This study examines the factors that influence interest and uptake of micro loans in the MSME segment, and improve our understanding of the role that such financial products can play in their credit portfolio.

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