Projects

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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Catalyst: Inclusive Cashless Payment Partnership

This initiative was launched with an aim to promote last-mile digital payment solutions for underserved communities of merchants and consumers in India. Housed at LEAD, it was supported through USAID’s Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) program with FHI360.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Microenterprises in India

This study, conducted in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship, captures the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on microenterprises in India through a multi-dimensional study.

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