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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.
Kanika Joshi and Deepanshu Khandelwal share stories from their recent visit to Bikaner, Rajasthan, where they were present as part of LEAD’s collaboration with Rangsutra. Rangsutra is an artisan collective that has empowered and transformed the lives of thousands of artisans across the country. LEAD is supporting Rangsutra in their efforts toward digitizing their workflow and supply chain.
Raipur: In this month’s story from the field, Research Associate Shruti Sheopurkar shares field notes and insights from a series of focus group discussions with women on the use of ICT and mobile phones. Twenty kilometers outside Raipur city in the village of Munrethi, Kavita, a masonry worker, welcomes us into her home with warm […]
Two years ago, the government of India made a significant move by withdrawing from circulation India’s most frequently used bank notes. The ultimate aim of this move was to create a corruption-free and cashless society. Early evidence indicates that digital payments skyrocketed after the Rs. 500 (about $8) and Rs. 1,000 ($16) notes were withdrawn […]
The building sector accounts for a significant share of energy consumption in India. Thus, policies that encourage energy efficiency in building construction have an important role to play in energy conservation. In this article, authors Sivaramakrishnan Balasubramanian and Gayathri Sivakumar review the policy and institutional framework for promoting energy efficiency in India’s building sector. Sivaramakrishnan […]