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

Abhishek Gupta, Anupama John, Christopher Glan, John Victor Arunkumar, Vatsima Tripathi

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

Abhishek Gupta, Anupama John, Christopher Glan, John Victor Arunkumar, Vatsima Tripathi

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

Vulnerability to Resilience: Fostering a Just Transition for MSMEs in India

Partner: World Resources Institute (WRI) India Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises play a vital role in India’s economy, contributing significantly to employment generation and overall economic growth. However, they often face unique challenges such as limited access to technology, financial … Read More

IAFFE 2023: Technology-driven Approaches to Women’s Economic Empowerment – Successes and Challenges

LEAD at Krea University and IWWAGE participated in the International Association of Feminist Economics’s 31st Annual Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Sona Mitra from IWWAGE anchored a session on the different forms in which digital technology is enabling women’s economic empowerment in … Read More

WomenLift Health Stakeholder Analysis: India

This project will understand and document the landscape, key opportunities, experiences and barriers for female health leadership in India. Background Women in health leadership and decision-making positions are key to ensuring that diverse perspectives and ideas influence policies and goals, … Read More

Mapping Community Healthcare Needs – Satara, Maharashtra

This evaluation assessed the community health outcomes and health-seeking decisions in Satara, Maharashtra and provided recommendations for future health interventions. Background India has made significant progress in the healthcare sector in terms of developing vaccinations and ensuring that healthcare is … Read More

Can ‘Hybrid’ Models Work for Women in Rural India? Insights from a Field Visit

Kaavyayani Pal

“I was not allowed outside of my home, so I did not know about any job opportunities.” Kavita* — Orakhan Village, Uttarakhand Kavita* speaks softly as her daughter falls asleep on a bed next to us. It is a sunny winter … 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

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

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

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