Financial Health & Wellness: Designing Products for New Economy Workforce – Inclusive Finance India Summit

Partners: ACCESS Development Services The gig economy is set to be the future of work. According to a report, India is likely to have 350 million gig jobs by 2025, presenting a huge opportunity for job seekers to capitalise and adapt … Read More

Nano Enterprise Lending: Insights on Borrower Profiles – Inclusive Finance India Summit

Partners: Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, ACCESS Development Services Nano enterprises have a significant role to play in the growth of the Indian economy, from generating employment to contributing to GDP. LEAD continued its association as a Technical Partner with the … Read More

Understanding Inclusion and Inequality: Cases from Indian Cities – Urban ARC (Cities in Flux)

Partner: Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS) The broad spectrum of the nature of flux in and across our cities has been well emphasised. Flux and the organic pathways that it creates in the development and evolution of cities have … Read More

The Public and Digital: Examining the Spatial Dimensions of Increasing Gender-based Violence in India

Partner: Krea University, IWWAGE Gender-based Violence (GBV) has witnessed an exponential rise in the last decade, unmitigated by national and international policies and initiatives. In the last decade, the context for Violence against Women and Girls disproportionately intensified with the … Read More

State Capacity and Issues of Nano and Micro Entrepreneurs – IPPN Annual Conference

Partner: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India Public Policy Network (IPPN) State Capacity: What Is It and Why Is It Needed? Reflecting on the recent past, two simultaneous forces are in play pertaining to the capacities of governments – … Read More

SARDI India MSME Tech Policy Fellowship Program – Inception Workshop

Partner: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), DAI USAID through its South Asia Regional Digital Initiative (SARDI) has launched a fellowship program to conduct policy research at the interface of digitalisation and MSMEs in India. Overall, SARDI is managed by DAI. The … Read More

Metrics from the Ground Up Conference 2022

Partner: Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)  How can we improve the metrics that we track? What are the emerging measurement practices? Insights surrounding these key questions will be discussed in the 2022 edition of the conference convened by ANDE. … Read More

Opportunities and Challenges for a Green Economic Recovery in Odisha: Dissemination Workshop

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains, coupled with the impact of climate disasters on natural resource-based livelihoods, has created a dual struggle for many climate-vulnerable locations in the country including Odisha. Following up on its earlier workshop … Read More

Scorecard for Women Entrepreneurship : Unlocking the Potential of Women – charcha 2022

In India’s journey to creating more than 150 million jobs by 2030, the emphasis on female entrepreneurship cannot be disregarded. Sharon Buteau, Executive Director, LEAD at Krea University, will join other policymakers & leaders to share thoughts on ‘Scorecard for … Read More

Women and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries – Perspectives from India, Indonesia, and Bangladesh

Studies show that labour force participation rates have been declining in all economies, especially among women, reflecting the impact of the pandemic. The socio-cultural barriers faced by women entrepreneurs are common in every part of the developing world, and are … Read More