Small, Growing Businesses and Employment

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

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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Collateral and Guarantee

This study aims to test the impact of lowering collateral and guarantee requirements on the sustainability of Chit Funds.

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Study of Labour Market Choices and Outcomes in India

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.

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Demand for Flexibility in Labor Arrangements: Evidence From Rural India

This study examines the demand for flexibility in work arrangements among casual laborers in Odisha, and how this affects worker absenteeism and firm productivity. 

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Alternative Credit Scores for Small and Medium Enterprises

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. 

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