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

From Access to Use: Insights on Serving Women Banking Customers in India

Sabina Yasmin, Sonja Kelly, Flavy Sen Sharma | November 8, 2023

India leads the world in the expansion of financial access to low-income people, especially low-income women. As the access challenge is nearly solved, the opportunity financial services providers now face is engaging their customers.  Public Sector Banks (PSBs) are uniquely … Read More

Women in India’s Startup Ecosystem Report (WISER)

ACT Grants, Udaiti Foundation, McKinsey & Company, LEAD at Krea University | October 30, 2023

India’s startup ecosystem has been pivotal in unleashing economic growth and catalyzing entrepreneurial innovation. As a leading and high growth employer, the industry attracts a large and diverse pool of talent, positioning it uniquely to lead the way toward gender … Read More

Risk Factors for Suicidal Behaviour Among Adolescents in the Indian Context Through the Lens of the Integrated Motivational-Volitional Model

LEAD at Krea University, Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM) | October 9, 2023

Adolescent suicide is one of the most common reasons for death among young people all around the world. India has the largest adolescent population of 25.6 crores (NCRB, 2020), between the ages of 15-25 years, and has one of the … Read More

WomenLift Health Stakeholder Analysis: India

LEAD at Krea University, WomenLift Health | October 5, 2023

Women in health leadership and decision-making positions are key to ensuring that diverse perspectives and ideas influence policies and goals, resulting in a better and more equitable foundation for the health systems that serve us all. The benefits of female … Read More

Enabling Digital Adoption Among Women Entrepreneurs – Insights From a Pilot on Digital Ledgers

Sijo John, Ryan D’souza | September 28, 2023

Entrepreneurs require access to timely and accurate financial information to make informed business decisions. However, many small business owners lack the technical skills to maintain financial records, and the process is time-consuming. They rely on recall rather than record. Innovations … Read More

Gig Pulse: Financial Matters & Motives – Insights Into the Various Lives of Gig Workers

Sharon Buteau, Badal Malick | August 23, 2023

The introduction of digital technology in key sectors has fundamentally altered how people work and has far-reaching implications for the future of work. One such shift is seen in the emergence of thegig economy, which currently accounts for around 8 … Read More