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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. … Read More

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. … Read More

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. … Read More

Building Synergies to Achieve Holistic Digital Inclusion in India

Sharon Buteau, Preethi Rao, Diksha Singh

LEAD has contributed a chapter in Volume 7 of A Better World – a magazine published by the Human Development Forum. Drawing on insights from a portfolio of research in the digital and financial inclusion space, the chapter outlines strategies … Read More

Increasing Awareness about Arsenic Contamination

Geetanjali GK, Sujatha Srinivasan

This brief presents preliminary findings from an experimental study that attempts to understand how increasing awareness about water quality influences household behaviour relating to water treatment and use, and leads to positive health externalities.

Tamil Nadu Socioeconomic Mobility Survey

This panel survey was initiated to understand the long-term pathways that influence socio-economic development. … Read More

The MSME Budget: Will a Rising Tide Lift All Boats?

Kartikeya Bhatotia, Nilanjana Bargotra

The Budget for 2021 raises important questions on scheme-wise allocations in the MSME outlay. Kartikeya Bhatotia and Nilanjana Bargotra delve into the fine-print and explain what this year’s Budget really means for the MSME sector. … Read More

Catalyst: Inclusive Cashless Payment Partnership

This initiative was launched with an aim to promote last-mile digital payment solutions for underserved communities of merchants and consumers in India. Housed at LEAD, it was supported through USAID’s Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) program with FHI360. … Read More

Impact of COVID-19 on Microenterprises in India

This study, conducted in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship, captures the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on microenterprises in India through a multi-dimensional study. … Read More

Exploring the Uptake and Use of Supplementary Nutrition under ICDS

This study examines the demand and supply side factors that influence the uptake of Take Home Rations provided under the ICDS program, in Tamil Nadu. … Read More