Category: Reports

Impact Report: Leveraging Digital Platforms and Human Networks for Unconditional Cash Transfer

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented crisis in recent human history directly affecting the health, well-being, and livelihood of millions of people. Informal sector workers, small businesses, and migrant workers are among the hardest hit by the pandemic. In India, by January 2021, over 10 million people had been infected by the disease. The […]

Business Correspondent Network Managers (BCNM) Experiments Demonstrating Scale: Baseline Report

In 2006, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introduced the Banking Correspondent (BC) model as an innovative and cost-effective means to advance India’s national financial inclusion agenda. This model provides financial services at locations beyond bank branches and ATMs, allowing banks to engage local third-party, non-bank agents to extend doorstep delivery of basic financial products […]

Impact of COVID19 on preferences of household portfolios: Case of low-income migrant households

The COVID-19 pandemic- wave-1 and the subsequent lockdown was challenging for all. However, the migrants had it worst, with the sudden loss of jobs, while being stranded away from home with little to no support along with the travel restrictions where they could not return to the safety of their homes. International Labour Organization estimated […]