Category: BLOGS

WOMEN AS CHANGEMAKERS IMPROVE ACCESS TO WATER AND SANITATION

By:- Rahul Ranjan Sinha (Associate Director – Client Insights for Impact)          Gaurav Sinha (Program Manager – Client Insights for Impact) How women’s participation in household investment decisions accelerates access to quality water and sanitation services Rajni Vishwakarma, a daily-wage worker in rural Madhya Pradesh, is a self-help group leader and microfinance […]

MITIGATING DEMAND-SIDE RISKS OF VACCINE DELIVERY AT THE LAST-MILE IN RURAL AREAS

By Prabhat Labh – CEO, Grameen Foundation India As India unrolls one of the largest immunization drives in history, we watch with bated breath – the aim of deploying COVID-19 vaccines to cover at least a fourth of its citizen by the end of 2021 is within our grasp. The mammoth task of reaching over […]

INTEGRATING TECH INTO RURAL PROGRAMMES: LESSONS LEARNT ALONG THE WAY

Besides COVID, the year 2020 will also be remembered as the year when disruptive innovations made possible by technology moved from ‘futuristic’ to ‘mainstream’. Today, access to and usage of digital technology is no more just a vision but has become a way of life for a large majority. Virtual meetings, virtual celebrations, e-commerce, telecommuting, […]

USING MACHINE AND HUMAN INTELLIGENCE FOR COVID RESPONSE: THREE LESSONS FOR FUTURE PROGRAMMING

For 68-year-old Surji Devi from Nawada, Bihar life has come to a standstill amidst the global pandemic COVID- 19 outbreak. She can no longer mow grass and sell it to the market and earn her livelihood. In her own words, “Before the virus gets me, I might die of starvation since I no longer have […]

CAN TECHNOLOGY DRIVE FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN THE POST COVID19 WORLD

The Covid 19 pandemic has brought forth unprecedented challenges and has put most of us in unchartered territory. While the health and economic crisis around the world continues to loom, technology is playing a crucial role in managing our daily lives. Grameen Foundation India in collaboration with FinTech for Inclusion, a not-for-profit initiative by Piyush […]