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Kartikeya Bhatotia writes about Bangladesh's incredible economic growth since the turn of the century. What factors have contributed to this growth and what lessons can India take from its neighbour?
Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy, an initiative of LEAD, has been working with Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions and CG-SRLM on digital solutions to promote government entitlements through SHG members. This project has seen over 100,000 applications. Researchers Anoushaka Chandrashekar and Raka De reflect on this important milestone and share insights on leveraging digital solutions to deepen access to financial tools
On the occasion of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (November 19), we hosted a Twitter chat to discuss strategies for enhancing women’s participation in entrepreneurial activity and strengthening enterprise resilience. This piece discusses the key highlights of the discussion.
The recently passed “Farm Bills 2020” aim to reshape India’s agricultural landscape. Research Fellow Sabina Yasmin delves into the details and shares insights on what we need for the ordinances to lead to agricultural prosperity.
How have last-mile delivery systems adapted to the slew of relief measures introduced by government bodies? This blog piece attempts to answer this question while presenting recommendations on leveraging these adaptations to create a robust and sustainable welfare infrastructure.
While it is still early to fully understand the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on small-scale fisheries, rapid insights from the ground are important to shape policy actions and programs. This article is based on interactions with small-scale fisherfolk, co-operative and union leaders in Chennai. The observations are likely to have broad relevance to small-scale fisheries in other parts of the Indian coastline.
The MSME team set out to capture the stories of small businesses and livelihoods to throw light on the struggles and challenges faced by them amid the pandemic. This is the second part of the photo-essay.
The final installment in the three-part series - ‘Beyond Health: How the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting financial services in India’, looks at implications of the COVID crisis on fintechs in India. Based on discussions with founders of two fintech companies, this piece explores the challenges faced by fintechs in the current context, and highlights opportunities for growth.