• Creating cutting edge space in financial inclusion
    • SHG-Bank linkage programme
    • Rating tools and graduation indicators for Self Help Groups
    • Financial literacy
    • Insurance for poor
    • Inclusive payment systems
    • Micro-enterprise
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Financial Inclusion & Resilience, Fintech, and Social Payments - Key Projects

Project Name: External Evaluation of the GOAL India Livelihood Programmes at Project Locations in West Bengal (Purulia, Jalpaiguri, Sunderbans).

The project assessed the INGO’s outcome of “Increased family earnings leading to increased food security status.” This included evaluation of the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and scalability of the strategy adopted and the extent to which the INGO and its partners has been able to achieve improvements in the status of livelihoods , the positive or negative contributions of the programme to the INGO’s Country Strategic Programme (CSP).

Project Name: Social and Socio-economic Analysis of Lucknow
Client: DFID India

The assessment formed the basis for the Lucknow Urban Environmental Services Master Plan and provided an area-wise segmentation of different socio-economic categories of households in the city and their current arrangements for, and access to, water supply, sanitation, surface water drainage and solid waste disposal services. The project design involved pioneering rapid appraisal and social assessment methods including the transect methodology of physical and socio-economic analysis. These were supplemented with Household Case Studies of different socio-economic groups in Lucknow to understand use of water and sanitation services, aspirations with regard to these and perceptions about service providers.

Project Name: Study on Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) Partnerships: Analysing their impact on poverty reduction in states and assessing constraints on their effectiveness
Client: DFID

This was the first independent review of the USD 65 billion annual Centre-State transfer of resources in the country. These resource transfers were largely targeted at reducing poverty and underdevelopment and the review was to facilitate the consolidation of these public programmes and improving their efficiency and effectiveness.