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Author: Team LEAD From local kirana stores to home-based food businesses, handicraft clusters to small manufacturers, MSMEs are a cornerstone of India’s growth story. MSMEs create employment at scale and are an integral pillar of their local communities. COVID-19 and the resulting lockdown has adversely impacted the sector in India and compounded the challenges faced […]
The Covid-19 pandemic will undoubtedly send long-lasting shockwaves across all sectors and segments of society. To understand what this means for the Financial Inclusion sector, LEAD is taking a journey - virtual, of course - across India, speaking with experts and industry leaders. The second part in this series presents interesting insights from discussions with two prominent sector experts - Dr. N. Jeyaseelan and Mr. N. Srinivasan.
This piece presents interesting insights from a design-thinking hackathon organised by Good Business Lab in collaboration with their industry partner Shahi Exports. The hackathon focused on developing practical guidelines to design an anxiety-free workplace experience for workers in the manufacturing sector.
Lockdown measures and stay at home orders as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a sharp increase in domestic violence as victims find themselves trapped at home with their abusers. This blog piece looks into policy interventions that can help mitigate the current situation as well as become part of counter-measures to epidemics in the long run.
The second part of the blog series on Climate Finance in India, this piece looks at ways to leverage climate finance to push for more widespread adoption of electric vehicles in India.
With all economic activity across the country grinding to a halt as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, disruptions in agricultural supply-chains are emerging as a major policy concern. Research Fellow Sabina Yasmin dives into the impact of the pandemic induced lockdown measures on the agriculture sector, while presenting a way forward to tackle these challenges.
The Covid-19 pandemic will undoubtedly send long-lasting shockwaves across all sectors and segments of society. To understand what this means for the Financial Inclusion sector, LEAD is taking a journey - virtual, of course - across India, speaking with experts and industry leaders. The first part in this series, this piece dives into perspectives from microfinance institutions.
This article is the first of a two-part blog series on climate finance in India, and draws on secondary research and preliminary discussions with other researchers and practitioners. In the first part, we provide a brief history of climate finance and identify salient issues of different sources of climate funds.