Projects

COVID-19 and its Impact on Mental Health Services

This project examines the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare services for mentally ill populations, from the perspective of a service provider.

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Impact Evaluation of Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 Assistance Package (CAP)

This evaluation assesses the impact of Government of Tamil Nadu’s COVID Assistance Package (CAP) on intended beneficiaries.

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Assessing COVID’s Impact on the MFI Sector and Way Forward

This study examines the impact of COVID-19 and the associated lockdown in India on the operations and financial health of Microfinance Institutions.

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The Economics and Psychology of Long-term Savings and Pensions

This study explores the behavioural mechanisms that influence decision making processes in long term savings amongst lower income households.

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Climate Finance at the Sub-National Level – the Case of Odisha

This study provides recommendations on financing strategies for State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCC), based on learnings from Odisha’s experience. 

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A Randomized Evaluation of an Agent Intermediated Loan

This study evaluates a more flexible system of lending that involves individual rather than group liability, exploring variations where local intermediaries like shopkeepers, traders and lenders function as commissioned loan agents.

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Financing State Climate Actions: Initiatives in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh

This study examines the landscape of climate finance in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, and outlines strategies for enabling the states to mobilise capital.

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Environment Literacy in Sikkim

This study documents the current level of environmental literacy of citizens of Sikkim in order to assess and influence knowledge-awareness channels and direct impact on reducing anthropogenic contributions to environmental damage.

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Savings Monitor: Deploying Local Social Networks To Mobilize Savings

This study examines the impact of monitoring interventions that encourage individuals to save, and their impact on businesses, household welfare and mitigation of financial shocks. 

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Cooking Practices and Cookstoves: A Pilot Study of User Experience with Traditional and Improved Cookstoves

This two-part study examines traditional cooking practices in rural India as well as aims to understand user experiences, to provide actionable recommendations for designing cookstoves and improving service delivery.

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