This study involved developing and testing a robust and comprehensive tool to estimate the prevalence of bonded labour in the state of Tamil Nadu.
MSME & Entrepreneurship
This study aims to understand skills training and employment preferences of India’s rural youthm, as well as examines the social networks and work-related mobility of these youth to identify factors that contribute to labour market choices and preferences.
This study examines the demand for flexibility in work arrangements among casual laborers in Odisha, and how this affects worker absenteeism and firm productivity.
This study presents insights from an alternative credit scoring system, developed to address the shortage of data for informing credit decisions for the small and medium enterprise segment.
This learning note presents insights on the key aspects for designing a more inclusive and enabling digital ecosystem for women from low-income households, based on immersive qualitative research. The study focused on four different segments of female micro-entrepreneurs and self-employed workers – old clothes vendors, bangle makers, tie & dye workers, and domestic workers.
This report presents insights from a series of experiments that explore the potential of digitizing payments within dairy, pharma and FMCG supply chains. The experiments were conducted as part of Catalyst’s digital payments lab in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
This report presents insights from Catalyst’s survey of roving service providers in Jaipur. It highlights pain points that this segment of micromerchants faced in adopting and using digital payments, and presents tailored strategies to enable digitisation.
This report presents insights from Catalyst’s survey of fixed-store establishments in Jaipur. It highlights pain points that micromerchants face in digitising their financial and business transactions, and presents strategies to enable digitisation grounded based on human-centred design.
This field story presents learnings from a study which tested a dedicated Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) platform to spread awareness about digital payments among small merchants.