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

Role of Oxygenation Devices in Alleviating the Oxygen Crisis in India

Deepshikha Batheja , Vinith Kurian, Sharon Buteau, Neetha Joy, Ajay Nair | August 21, 2023

There has been an unprecedented increase in global demand for medical oxygen equipment to solve the acute oxygen shortages caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection. The study aims to assess the value of improved access and use of Oxygen Concentrators (OCs) and … Read More

Beyond The Numbers – Decoding The Gender Gap In Financing SMEs In India

Abhishek Gupta, Anupama John, Christopher Glan, John Victor Arunkumar, Vatsima Tripathi | August 9, 2023

Beyond The Numbers – Decoding The Gender Gap In Financing SMEs In India

Abhishek Gupta, Anupama John, Christopher Glan, John Victor Arunkumar, Vatsima Tripathi | August 8, 2023

Women-run micro, small and medium enterprises (WMSMEs) account for approximately only 20% of all MSMEs in India. But they are constrained by various challenges, mainly access to finance at different stages of the business. The objective of this study is … Read More

From Margins to Mainstream: State and Private Initiatives Shaping Women’s Collectives in the Digital Economy

Sharon Buteau, Vidyuth Sreenivasan, Mridulya Narasimhan, John Victor Arun Kumar | June 28, 2023

As the world moves towards an increasingly interconnected and technology-driven future, Indian businesses have not only embraced this paradigm shift but are actively reaping its immense benefits. However, this disruptive growth in e-commerce and social commerce has not borne equal … Read More

Take-home Rations in the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS): Study of Coverage and Uptake in Tamil Nadu

Sapna Nair, Sattvika Ashok, Purnima Menon, Rasmi Avula | June 5, 2023

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), a flagship program of the Government of India, offers nutrition services to support child development. One major component of ICDS is the Supplementary Nutrition Program (SNP), which provides take-home rations for all children under 6 … Read More

The Public and the Digital: Examining the Spatial Dimensions of Increasing Gender-based Violence in India

LEAD at Krea University | June 2, 2023

There has been an exponential rise in Gender-based Violence in the last decade, unmitigated by national and international policies and initiatives. The National Crime Records Bureau, in its Crime in India Report 2021, documented a 15.3% increase in crimes against … Read More

Hybrid Work and its Effect on Women’s Labour Force Participation: A Policy Review

Nikore Associates, LEAD at Krea University, IWWAGE, Zoom Video Communications | June 1, 2023

COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns led to severe disruptions in the global economy, and redefined the idea of the ‘workspace’. Global trends suggest that organisations across industries are shifting towards a hybrid model, where workers can work from home as … Read More

Hybrid Models and Women’s Work in India: Emerging Insights

Aishwarya Joshi, Kaavyayani Pal, Mahima Chaki | March 21, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought in focus hybrid working models that offer flexible working options, especially for women. Hybrid working models provide women more autonomy in how they use their time than in-person working models. While hybrid work has several … Read More