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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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An Assessment of the National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS)

This study evaluates the NAIS scheme in terms of coverage, pay-outs and other relevant outcomes to understand the causal linkages between insured lending portfolios and agricultural credit flows.

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Do Flexible Repayment Schedules Improve the Impact of Microcredit? Evidence from Rural India

An evaluation that studies the effects of flexible repayment schedules on borrowers’ investment level, consumption, and loan default in the dairy industry in India.

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ESI : Environmental Sustainability Index

This study attempts to develop a simple, interpretable index of environmental sustainability, which can facilitate benchmarking and cross-state comparisons on various parameters. 

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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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An Evaluation of Village Development Plans in Tamil Nadu

This study evalutes the implementation of Village Development Plans in Tamil Nadu and documents the perspectives of key stakeholders.

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Fuel Adulteration

A study that implements as experimental intervention to understand and test policy solutions to gasoline adulteration in India.

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Evaluating FINO’s Financial Literacy Education Program

This study evaluates the impact of a financial literacy training program delivered by business correspondents. 

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