Institutions and Society

Sustainable Financing Models for Water Supply and Sanitation: Insights from an Evaluation

This evaluation assesses the overall management of water supply and sanitation (WSS) portfolios of financial institution (FI) partners under’s WaterCredit initiative, identifying their impact on the community, success factors and challenges for sustained lending in the sector. Background Substantial … Read More

Promoting Women in Leadership for Improving Economic Outcomes

How do we advance women in leadership for economic impact and usher in change at various levels? As a technical partner at the Livelihoods Summit 2023, LEAD along with its gender initiative IWWAGE and ACCESS Development Services, brought together senior experts … Read More

Mobilising Strategic Philanthropy to Strengthen Unorganized Workers

This project aimed for higher upward socio-economic mobility of unserved/underserved unorganized workers, with enhanced inclusion and resilience through the Dignity in Labour Platform. Background More than 80% of India’s non-agricultural labour force comprises informal employees (ILO, 2018) where low productivity … Read More

Financial Health Scorecard for Gig and Platform Workers

This project aimed to create a scorecard or assessment tool for financial health that can serve as an index or a collection of various metrics.   Background Financial inclusion has been a top priority for policymakers and the private sector, as … Read More

Using Power Balancing (POWBAL) for Demand Response

This project aims to make the energy sector cleaner by moving power consumption to the times when power generation is the least carbon-intensive, leading also to cost savings.   Background A team led by researchers at Imperial College London have developed … Read More

Gender 360° — Documentary Films. Depictions. Dialogues.

Partners: Southasia Trust, Film Southasia, Hri Institute for Southasian Research and Exchange  Southasia is characterised by tremendous socio-cultural diversity within countries and the region. Even so, people of the region share social, cultural, linguistic and religious practices that cut across national … Read More

Women’s Empowerment and Gender-based Violence:
Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice

Shailja Tandon

In 2008, the United Nations Secretary-General unveiled the UNITE campaign intending to end violence against women and girls by 2030. Several campaigns were launched with a similar goal by United Nations with relevant stakeholders. The Pandemic unleashed its terrain of … 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

Opportunities and Challenges for a Green Economic Recovery in Odisha: Dissemination Workshop

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains, coupled with the impact of climate disasters on natural resource-based livelihoods, has created a dual struggle for many climate-vulnerable locations in the country including Odisha. Following up on its earlier workshop … Read More

Opportunities and Challenges for a Green Economic Recovery in Odisha

This project aims to create a decentralised action plan for the state of Odisha to facilitate a green economic recovery, through a collaborative process of stakeholder engagement. Background Odisha has been identified as one of the most vulnerable states in … Read More