Publications

Formalization of Nano Enterprises through Digital Platforms: Potential and Challenges

Vibhanshu Kumar (SARDI Fellow), Lalitagauri Kulkarni, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (Mentor, SARDI Fellowship), Vatsima Tripathi and Santanu Pramanik, LEAD at Krea University | June 10, 2024

India’s Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), spanning over trade, manufacturing, and service sectors, contribute significantly to both the domestic market and the country’s export landscape. According to the 73rd round (2015-16) of the NSS, India has nearly 63 million … Read More

Rethinking the Digital Shift for Weavers and Handloom Collectives: Opportunities and Challenges in India’s Handloom Sector

Eisha Choudhary (SARDI Fellow), Priya Krishnamoorthy, 200 Million Artisans (Mentor, SARDI Fellowship), Vatsima Tripathi and Santanu Pramanik, LEAD at Krea University | June 10, 2024

India sits at the cusp of a creativity and culture-led manufacturing revolution. A significant player in this is the nation’s vast and diverse handloom sector, which offers a ready foundation to build the future of sustainable textile value chains. The … Read More

Understanding Risk Factors and Suicidal Behaviour Among Adolescents in the Indian Context Using the Integrated Motivational-Volitional Model

Aishwariya Ramesh (BALM), Akshata Chonkar (BALM), Lakshmi Sankaran (BALM), Sharon Buteau (LEAD at Krea University), Morchan Karthik | May 15, 2024

Suicide among adolescents is a growing concern in India, both in the urban and rural contexts. The lack of rigorous reporting, not just of suicidal deaths, but also of the various socioeconomic factors that lead to suicides among adolescents, provides … Read More

Harnessing the Power of Social Commerce: Perspectives from Women Entrepreneurs

Megha Shree, Harshita Pande | May 7, 2024

India, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, is expected to reach middle-income status by 2047. Over the last decade, India has witnessed a momentous increase in the number of women entrepreneurs working in various sectors. However, there is … Read More

Scaling the Ladder: Exploring the Growth Potential for Women-Led Nano Enterprises

LEAD at Krea University, Ambuja Foundation | April 4, 2024

In India, women’s empowerment has been a focal point of national growth strategies, policies, and the constitution, aimed at ensuring economic independence, equity, and the development of women. Despite women constituting nearly half of India’s population, roughly only one-third participate … Read More

Clinician Adherence to Hypertension Screening and Care Guidelines

Nikkil Sudharsanan, Vasanthi Subramonia Pillai, Caterina Favaretti, Jithin Jose, Sandra Jose, Margaret McConnell, Mohammed K. Ali | March 22, 2024

Uncontrolled hypertension is a leading risk factor for mortality globally and affects 26% of adults in India. Underdiagnosis is a primary cause of poor hypertension control as only 37% of Indians with hypertension are diagnosed. To increase diagnosis, Indian guidelines … Read More

Capacity Building on-the-go: Insights from a Digital Learning Initiative for Rural Women Entrepreneurs

Vimisha Gohel, Sijo John | February 19, 2024

Empowering rural women entrepreneurs through business training is instrumental in imparting crucial skills, including sound financial management, marketing, and strategic planning. Specialised training programs become essential since many women entrepreneurs in rural areas may have limited familiarity with business and … Read More

Short Run Effects of Skill Training for the Unemployed Youth in India

Rashmi Barua, Pratibha Joshi, Swati Singh | January 2, 2024

Nearly 30 million Indians between the ages of 20 and 29, 85 percent of the unemployed, were actively seeking employment in 2021. Alarmingly, a large population of the unemployed are educated. Youth unemployment is a significant worry for any economy … Read More

Measuring Financial Health in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Sabina Yasmin, Sampurna Basu, Nelson G Mathews | December 20, 2023

In the last decade or so, considerable progress has been in bridging gaps in access to finance worldwide. In emerging economies, the financial inclusion agenda has also gained significant momentum. Meanwhile, there is growing recognition that for inclusion to deliver … Read More

E-nabling Women Entrepreneurs: Digital Solutions for Financial Management

Ryan D’Souza, Sijo John | December 20, 2023

Recordkeeping is an essential practice adopted by enterprises to record the day-to-day financial activities of the business. It is used by entrepreneurs to track their cash flow and assess whether their business is profitable or not. The absence of recordkeeping … Read More