Landscaping the Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents

Diya Ahuja, Twinkle Juneja and Sapna Nair | November 9, 2021

Seeta* is a teenager in rural Uttar Pradesh. Harassment by boys from the village had become an ordinary spectacle that relentlessly continued every day as she traced her steps to school. Despite her fears, a wary Seeta chose to not confide … Read More

COVID-19 Vaccinations: A Double Whammy for Rural Women in India

Bhavya Shrivastava, Komal Jain, Sabina Yasmin | October 28, 2021

As the second wave of COVID-19 hit India and countries across the world, severe oxygen shortages, overloaded hospital beds, and acute shortage of critical medicines resulted in a severe public health crisis. The economic and social fallouts of the pandemic have also affected … Read More

Navigating the Research-Policy Interface during Crises Situations: What We Have Learned

Diksha Singh | September 21, 2021

As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic gripped India and the world in early March 2021, discussions about vaccination inequities, and reopening schools and public spaces caught our attention once again.  Social media, particularly the Twitterverse, was inundated with … Read More

Women’s Collectives and Individual Enterprise: A Livelihoods Model for Rural Women in Central India

Tanushree Bhan | July 7, 2021

This blog presents an example of an existing livelihoods model to undertake a critical evaluation of how entrepreneurship is conceived for rural women in self-help groups (SHGs) in two parts. The purpose of this two-part blog is to show that … Read More

Point of View: LEAD in Conversation with Samik Sundar Das

LEAD at Krea Universiry | June 29, 2021

Introducing our new feature series ‘Point of View’, where we speak with experts from different sectors to unpack some of the complex development challenges that they are working on and learn from their experiences. LEAD has been working in the … Read More

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021: Shifting Norms and Improving Women’s Access to Safe Alternatives

Sujatha Srinivasan | May 28, 2021

The adoption of the human right to water and sanitation by a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly in July 2010 helped ensure that a human rights perspective is integrated into the design and delivery of water, sanitation and … Read More

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

Sharon Buteau, Preethi Rao | April 22, 2021

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 … Read More

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

Kartikeya Bhatotia, Nilanjana Bargotra | April 13, 2021

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

Valuing Water Quality this World Water Day

Sujatha Srinivasan | March 30, 2021

The world achieved the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) drinking water target in 2010, well ahead of the 2015 deadline. Even so, a key lesson from the MDG period for the water sector was that access to drinking water is not … Read More

Behind the Numbers: What is Helping Bangladesh get ahead of India in the wake of COVID-19?

Kartikeya Bhatotia | March 14, 2021

In this piece, Research Associate Kartikeya Bhatotia examines the factors that have contributed to Bangladesh’s incredible economic growth story, and draws lessons for India. … Read More