Projects

Sustainable Financing Models for Water Supply and Sanitation: Insights from an Evaluation

This evaluation assesses the overall management of water supply and sanitation (WSS) portfolios of financial institution (FI) partners under Water.org’s WaterCredit initiative, identifying their impact on the community, success factors and challenges for sustained lending in the sector. Background Substantial … Read More

Mobilising Strategic Philanthropy to Strengthen Unorganized Workers

This project aimed for higher upward socio-economic mobility of unserved/underserved unorganized workers, with enhanced inclusion and resilience through the Dignity in Labour Platform. Background More than 80% of India’s non-agricultural labour force comprises informal employees (ILO, 2018) where low productivity … Read More

Access to Finance for Women-run MSMEs in India

The study aimed to understand the nature of difference in access to credit by entrepreneurs, especially women entrepreneurs in terms of barriers and propose solutions Background Women-run micro, small and medium enterprises (WMSMEs) account for approximately only 20 percent of … Read More

Evaluating Adoption of Climate Resilient Agricultural Practices: Evidence from India and Nepal

This study aimed to understand how climate hazards impacts the livelihoods of farming communities. Background Climate change has adverse implications for crop yield, food supply, market prices and can further aggravate the situation of food insecurity and poverty in South … Read More

Financial Health Scorecard for Gig and Platform Workers

This project aimed to create a scorecard or assessment tool for financial health that can serve as an index or a collection of various metrics.   Background Financial inclusion has been a top priority for policymakers and the private sector, as … Read More

Using Power Balancing (POWBAL) for Demand Response

This project aims to make the energy sector cleaner by moving power consumption to the times when power generation is the least carbon-intensive, leading also to cost savings.   Background A team led by researchers at Imperial College London have developed … Read More

Understanding the Treatment Gap for Substance Use Disorder in India

The study aims to measure the availability of treatment for substance use disorder in selected states in India, understand the treatment preferences of medical practitioners, and gain insights into treatment demand (or lack of it). Background Substance or drug use … Read More

ACT Grants and Swasth Alliance: Response to Covid-19 in India

This evaluation assessed the oxygenation initiatives anchored by a non-profit venture philanthropy platform (ACT Grants) aimed at enabling a more effective and affordable healthcare system in India in the long term. Background Given the magnitude of COVID-19’s adverse health and … Read More

WomenLift Health Stakeholder Analysis: India

This project will understand and document the landscape, key opportunities, experiences and barriers for female health leadership in India. Background Women in health leadership and decision-making positions are key to ensuring that diverse perspectives and ideas influence policies and goals, … Read More

Mapping Community Healthcare Needs – Satara, Maharashtra

This evaluation assessed the community health outcomes and health-seeking decisions in Satara, Maharashtra and provided recommendations for future health interventions. Background India has made significant progress in the healthcare sector in terms of developing vaccinations and ensuring that healthcare is … Read More