Projects

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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Assessing the Business Correspondent Model in Women’s World Banking Pilot Cities

This study aimed to understand the demand and supply-side factors that influence the success of the Business Correspondent model in India.

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Exploring the Uptake and Use of Supplementary Nutrition under ICDS

This study examines the demand and supply side factors that influence the uptake of Take Home Rations provided under the ICDS program, in Tamil Nadu.

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Digital Solutions for Women’s Empowerment Collectives in Chhattisgarh

This project examines the pathways through which a digital platform can improve women’s access and take-up of government entitlements and create sustainable livelihoods.

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Swashakt: Empowering Women through Collective-based Approaches

Under the Swashakt evidence programme, 3ie is funding the implementation of nine pilot and at-scale projects that support collectives and group-based models for women-led businesses. LEAD is the grants management partner for the programme.

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Exploring Household Financial Decision-making through a Migration Lens

This study examines the factors that shape financial decision-making in migrant households in India, and aims to bridge gaps in current literature on their financial preferences and practices.

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Impact, Feasibility of Investment and the Future of Efficient Cookstoves

This impact assessment seeks to understand the socio-demographic and market factors that determine the success of investment in efficient cookstoves.  

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Evaluating the Impact of a Farm Ponds Program

This impact assessment will examine and document the impact of Deshpande Foundation’s ‘Farm Ponds’ program.

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Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Support for CGIAR’s GENDER Platform

As part of this project, LEAD is providing technical inputs on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning to CGIAR’s GENDER platform initiative.

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