Projects

Assessing the Impact of Credit on Micro and Small Enterprises

This evaluation assesses the impact of Dell Foundation’s investments in financial service providers that are servicing the Micro, Small and Medium enterprise sector in India. Background Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) have garnered an increased amount of attention lately and are typically referred to as the ‘backbone of the Indian economy’. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) on average account for approximately 99% of all firms, 70% of jobs, and 50-60% of value-added in the OECD area. Their contribution

Plugging the MSME Finance Gap in India: Assessment of investment in Vistaar Finance

This study examines the effects of Dutch Entrepreneurial Bank FMO’s investment in NBFC Vistaar Financial Services.

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Early Insights from a Digital Intervention among Members of Women Collectives

LEAD at Krea University | May 21, 2021

Government entitlements are often the primary source of social protection for poor households. As part of our IWWAGE initiative, we are collaborating with Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Private Limited (HESPL) and the Chhattisgarh State Livelihoods Mission (Bihan) to test a tech-enabled platform for promoting access to government entitlements in the state. As part of the intervention, Self-help group (SHG) members are trained to use the mobile application Haqdarshak and assist citizens in their communities to apply for government benefits, in return

Motivating Loan Officers to Improve the Provision of Financial Services to the Poor

This study explores how information on incentives can influence the performance of loan officers of Microfinance Institutions.

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Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness among Youth: Evaluation of the Kissa Kahani Program

This study examines the impact of a community-based multi-media intervention that aims to improve sexual and reproductive health awareness among youth.

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Savings Activation

This study examines how access to a savings card can influence the saving behaviour of customers, and improve their financial health and resilience.

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Evaluating Constraints to the Adoption of Machan Farming

This study examines the role of credit constraints in the adoption of an innovative new model of multi-layered vegetable farming in contemporary India.

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Impact Assessment of Infosys Foundation’s Grants

As part of this project, the Infosys Foundation engaged LEAD to undertake impact assessments of its grantee portfolio.

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Online-Offline Collaboration on Microloans

This study examines the factors that influence interest and uptake of micro loans in the MSME segment, and improve our understanding of the role that such financial products can play in their credit portfolio.

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Tamil Nadu Socioeconomic Mobility Survey

This panel survey was initiated to understand the long-term pathways that influence socio-economic development.

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