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

Nikore Associates, LEAD at Krea University, IWWAGE, Zoom Video Communications

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

How Far Is the Nearest Hospital? Accurately Estimating Travel Distance and Time in Social Surveys

Nelson Mathews, Shruti Kakade

“Living on a remote island in Pulicat, it is difficult for us to take people to a hospital during medical emergencies. Just last month, a village resident suffered a snake bite but passed away while he was being transferring to … Read More

Empowering Nano Entrepreneurs to Transform India’s Economy

Sharvi Dublish, Abhishek Gupta

In India, the ingenuity, vision, and limitless potential of nano entrepreneurs represent a tremendous and largely untapped opportunity. According to the baseline report of a longitudinal study on credit access for nano enterprises, conducted by LEAD at Krea University, nano entrepreneurs are … Read More

Building an Ecosystem for Gender-Responsive and Climate-Resilient MSMEs In India

Partners: World Resources Institute (WRI) India After agriculture, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are the principal sector engaging the female labour force in India. About 20.37% of the total MSME enterprises in India are currently owned and operated by … Read More

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

This rapid assessment study examines how female working professionals adapted to the hybrid working model during and after the pandemic and explores the perceived benefits and challenges of hybrid work for this segment. Background The COVID-19 pandemic has brought hybrid … Read More

It’s Only a 5-minute Walk from Here: Comparing Respondent Travel Distance Perceptions in Social Surveys to Alternative Measures

Morchan Karthick, Shruti Kakade, Nelson Mathews, Kartikeya Bhatotia

Self-reported information on individuals’ access to infrastructure and services relevant to distance and travel time is commonly recorded in social surveys. Accuracy issues and rounding-off errors afflict the data obtained through this technique.  This study explores the use of Google … Read More

Impact of Community-Based Depression Treatment – Evidence from India 

LEAD at Krea University and Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development

Globally, depression affects an estimated 3.8 percent of the population. It is the fourth largest contributor to the global burden of disease and the third largest source of years lost to disability. Estimates from the National Mental Health Survey 2015-16 … Read More

In Pursuit of Scale: A Workshop to Identify Key Performance Indicators for Artisan Clusters in India

Partners: National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) To support the NRLM in framing key performance indicators for artisan clusters through a baseline assessment in Budaun (Uttar Pradesh) and Dhamteri (Chhattisgarh) clusters, STREE organised a workshop for cross-learning from diverse experiences in … Read More

Penn Shakti – Celebrating Women Grampreneurs

Partners:  Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust To mark the occasion of International Women’s Day 2023, Sharon Buteau, Executive Director, LEAD at Krea University and Preethi Rao, Associate Director, LEAD at Krea University were part of an event organised by Bharatiya Yuva … Read More

Pathways to Resilient and Sustainable Enterprise Development

Partners: Ambuja Cement Foundation There has been increasing emphasis on developing a more inclusive and sustainable micro-entrepreneurship development ecosystem in India, in recent times. In addition to development finance, philanthropic and CSR funding is being directed to programs and interventions focused … Read More