Elevating Gender Equality in COVID-19 Economic Recovery

The socioeconomic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has derailed progress toward gender equality globally. Studies from around the world reveal that women and girls are increasingly more likely to face poverty, economic insecurity, gender-based violence, and barriers to accessing critical health services.

LEAD presents its work at the 5th Dvara Research Conference: Household Finance

Host: Dvara Research The 5th Dvara Research Household Finance Conference held from 7th to 11th June 2021, brought together financial practitioners, academics, researchers and practitioners for insightful discussions and presentations on various themes of household finance. LEAD presented findings from its study that seeks to understand household financial decision-making through a migration lens, on June 7. Focusing on Jharkhand, Bihar, and eastern Uttar Pradesh to New Delhi/NCR migration corridor, the study adopts a mixed-methods design to determine how factors like gender, household composition,

Gendered Economic Impacts and Burden of Unpaid Care Work: Learnings from COVID-19

Partners: CORE Net, IWWAGE, SEWA Bharat COVID-19 has exposed and worsened existing economic gender inequalities and biases against women in the labor market. Although women’s participation and remuneration have always been much lower than men’s, it has further declined due to loss of employment, stress due to the additional burden of household work and child care, and loss of savings to pay for essential commodities. The lockdown further aggravated the situation, causing a shadow pandemic for women with reduced economic

Financing for MSMEs: Panel Discussion Organised by GAME

Executive Director Sharon Buteau was a panellist in a webinar on ‘Financing for MSMEs’, organised by the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship India (G.A.M.E India). Speakers included: Nat Mallupillai – Director, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation India, LLP; Sanjay Thakur – Senior Banker and SME Evangelist; Ashwin Chandrashekar – Vice President of G.A.M.E India (moderator) The webinar was broadcasted on Facebook Live. The panel discussed strategies for enabling a formal credit line for MSMEs, and the challenges faced by NBFCs

IndOx launches first ever Impact Film Competition

The IndOx initiative is holding the first ever Impact Film Competion for young Indian filmmakers keen on making a social impact through their art.


LEAD partners with Inclusive Finance India Summit 2019

LEAD, a technical partner at Inclusive India Finance Summit 2019, hosted a technical session on ‘Building a Client-Centric Financial Services Architecture: What Next?’ featuring Soumya Kapoor Mehta, Dr. Bishnu Mohapatra and Dr. Gaurav Raina as speakers.


Celebrating Women In Business on Women’s Entrepreneurs Day 2019

On Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2019, LEAD at Krea University organised a workshop to celebrate the power and potential of women entrepreneurs at Krea titled “Women in Business: Breaking Barriers and Amplifying Impact.”


Microbusinesses, Mega Potential hosted by LEAD and BFA

IFMR LEAD in collaboration with BFA Global hosted an experience-sharing workshop on digitizing microbusiness ecosystems in India and East Africa.


Inclusive Finance India Summit 2018

Catalyst held a breakout session on ‘Innovative Digital Payment Business Models for Small Merchants and Low-income Households’ at the Inclusive Finance India Summit 2018.