Unlocking Insights: Risk Factors for Suicidal Behaviour Among Adolescents in the Indian Context

Partners: Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM) Adolescent suicides pose a significant public health challenge in India, necessitating a concerted effort to understand and address the underlying factors and implement preventive measures. The lack of comprehensive reporting and … Read More

Unlocking Digital Horizons for MSMEs in India 

Partners: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), DAI Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) constitute a significant portion of India’s economic landscape. Despite a significant thrust from policy, a large percentage of these enterprises remain unregistered with statutory offices, … Read More

Transition of Rural Nano Women Entrepreneurs in Digital Ecosystem

How are rural nano women entrepreneurs transitioning into the digital era? This panel discussion at the TechForGood Conclave 2024 unpacked challenges and opportunities navigated in the digital ecosystem by nano women-led enterprises in rural spaces and emerging important learnings. The … Read More

Digital Dividends: Understanding the Use of Social Commerce by Women Entrepreneurs in Rural India

How can leveraging social commerce help rural women entrepreneurs forge better futures and strengthen market linkages? What are the challenges, and what solutions can be offered to women-led businesses in the Indian landscape? LEAD and Nasscom Foundation released a joint publication at the … Read More

Promoting Women in Leadership for Improving Economic Outcomes

How do we advance women in leadership for economic impact and usher in change at various levels? As a technical partner at the Livelihoods Summit 2023, LEAD along with its gender initiative IWWAGE and ACCESS Development Services, brought together senior experts … Read More

Making the Invisible Visible – Addressing Financial Exclusion in India

India’s financial inclusion journey has seen monumental gains over the last decade. Propelled by government initiatives such as the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, 80% of adults have a bank account and the gender gap is also gradually closing. Despite … Read More

Democratisation of Financial Health – Learnings from Emerging and Developed Nations

Globally, considerable progress has been in bridging gaps in access to financial services for the underserved. Notwithstanding these strides, there is growing recognition that for inclusion to deliver on its mandate, it is imperative to enable enhanced financial literacy, capability, … Read More

Unlocking the Power of Digital for Women-led Enterprises

Partners: Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) The Government of India’s Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) has been working towards alleviating poverty in rural India by developing strong … Read More

Consultation on Economic Empowerment of Women Through Producer Collectives

Partner: Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihoods Mission, Ministry of Rural Development Formation of producer collectives is an important pillar for promoting women’s economic empowerment, through farm, off farm and non-farm business activities. Sharon Buteau, Executive Director, LEAD at Krea University, shared … Read More

Advancing Women’s Entrepreneurship through Sustainable Models

Partners: ACCESS Development Services and DAY-NULM How can we advance women’s entrepreneurship through sustainable models? Sharon Buteau, Executive Director, LEAD at Krea University, shared her insights in a panel co-hosted by ACCESS Development Services and DAY-NULM. Focusing on the market challenges faced by women-led … Read More