MSME & Entrepreneurship

Impact of COVID-19 on Microenterprises in India

This study, conducted in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship, captures the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on microenterprises in India through a multi-dimensional study.

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Swashakt: Empowering Women through Collective-based Approaches

Under the Swashakt evidence programme, 3ie is funding the implementation of nine pilot and at-scale projects that support collectives and group-based models for women-led businesses. LEAD is the grants management partner for the programme.

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Impact Evaluation of Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 Assistance Package (CAP)

This evaluation assesses the impact of Government of Tamil Nadu’s COVID Assistance Package (CAP) on intended beneficiaries.

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Microbusiness Employment Trends: A Case During Crisis

Kanika Joshi

LEAD at Krea University in partnership with the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship is conducting a national level COVID-19 impact study that aims to capture the status of micro-enterprises in India during the current crisis. This case study captures key trends in employment observed during the first round of the survey.

Impact of Covid on Microbusinesses: A Gender Perspective

Kanika Joshi

LEAD at Krea University in partnership with the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship is conducting a national level COVID-19 impact study that aims to capture the status of micro-enterprises in India during the current crisis. This case study captures the impact of the crisis on women enterprises. 

Understanding the Market Landscape and Enterprise Readiness for Women-led Home-based Businesses in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan

This report explores the market landscape and enterprise readiness of home-based handicrafts and handloom businesses led by women in rural India. The first part of a two-part study, it was undertaken by LEAD at Krea University, through its Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE).

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Women-led Digital Financial Inclusion and Entrepreneurship

Kanika Joshi, Shruti Sheopurkar

This learning note explores the role of digital and financial inclusion in the economic empowerment of women and female entrepreneurship.

Business Readiness Scorecard for Women

Rigzom Wangchuk, Ria Dutta, M P Karthick, Kanika Joshi

The Business Readiness Scorecard for Women-Handloom and Handicrafts Sector (WBRS-HHS) is a data-driven diagnostic tool, which attempts to identify key constraints and high-performance areas for home-based enterprises in the handloom and handicrafts sectors of India. The WBRS tool was developed as a result of data collected from 800 home-based women entrepreneurs in four districts each, in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. It assesses the readiness of women entrepreneurs on their ability and preparedness to sustain and scale their current business portfolio

What Determines Entrepreneurial Success — A Psychometric Study of Rural Entrepreneurs in India

This study examines the determinants of entrepreneurial success by studying the characteristics of rural kiosk operators, to identify and provide a model for the selection strategy of rural entrepreneurs.

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Study on Prevalence of Bonded Labour in Tamil Nadu

This study involved developing and testing a robust and comprehensive tool to estimate the prevalence of bonded labour in the state of Tamil Nadu.

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