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Impact of EKO’s SimpliBank on the saving behaviour and practices of low income customers: the Indian experience
M.A. Nandhi / Centre for Micro Finance, India, 2012
India has the second largest financially excluded poor in the world, yet given the rising mobile phone usage in the country, m-banking has a great potential for reaching unbanked population. In this respect, EKO mobile banking is an e...
Weather indexed insurance for smallholder farmers: a survey of evidence
S. Cole; G. Bastian; S. Vyas / Centre for Micro Finance, India, 2012
This paper argues that weather indexed micro-insurance has the potential to be a cost effective mechanism to protect farmers against climate risks, help them shift to high yield crops, move out of subsistence farming and encourage mar...
An Agenda for the New Government: Policy Options for India in Afghanistan
R. Krishnamurthy / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2014
This brief explore the potential future policy options for the Indian government and does not touch upon the initiatives already undertaken by New Delhi in Afghanistan. New Delhi, the author asserts, must try to optimise its potential...
Deterrence, Second Strike and Credibility: Revisiting India’s Nuclear Strategy Debate
R. Basrur / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2014
The past few years have produced considerable debate over India’s nuclear strategy and posture. Much of it has revolved around the credibility of India’s nuclear arsenal. This is an important question because it goes to th...
Can formal banking raise the incomes of the poor?
R. Pande; S. Cole; A. Sivasankaran / Centre for Micro Finance, India, 2011
This brief clarifies that formal banking services may be able to reduce market imperfections and financial constraints, creating the opportunity for higher incomes. However, limited supply and demand may constrain the growth of formal...
Private sector, for-profit health providers in low and middle income countries: can they reach the poor at scale?
E. Tung; S. Bennett / Globalization and Health, 2014
The bottom of the pyramid concept suggests that profit can be made in providing goods and services to poor people, when high volume is combined with low margins. To-date there has been very limited empirical evidence from the health s...
What are the Factors Enabling and Constraining Effective Leaders in Nutrition? A Four Country Study
N. Nisbett; E. Wach; L. Haddad; S. El Arifeen / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
Leadership has been identified as a key factor in supporting action on nutrition in countries experiencing a high burden of childhood undernutrition. This study of individuals identified as influential within nutrition in Bangladesh, ...
Assessing green industrial policy: the India experience
K. Ganesan; P. Choudhury; R. Palakshappa / International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2014
This report addresses the topic of India’s Green Industrial Policy. It analyses the domestic political motivations for policies that target the solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy sector in India. It is argued that the suppo...
BRICS-cities and the issue of social mobility: attraction of capital and the right to the city
S. Veloso / BRICS Policy Center / Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas BRICS, 2014
The consolidation of a group of countries, like the BRICS nations, as strong global players demonstrates to the whole world that mobility is a real possibility in the international arena. What the BRICS grouping does not make c...
Will the BRICS provide the global public goods the world needs?
Z. Hou; J. Keane; D.W. te Velde / Overseas Development Institute, 2014
The demand for global economic governance is increasing in a globalising and increasingly interlinked economy. Yet global governance, a global public good, is currently undersupplied – and this (e.g. lack of global rules on trad...
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National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)
The Ministry of Home Affairs for the Government of India
Development Support Center (DSC)
Development Support Center (DSC) is an Indian resource organisation that provides knowledge based support to Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), government agencies and other stakeholders in the field of natural resource management.
Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)
Think Tank aiming to promote India's relations with other countries through study, research, discussions, lectures, exchange of ideas and information with other organisations within and outside India engaged in similar activities.
National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights ((NCDHR))
National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights is a forum committed to the elimination of discrimination based on caste.
Ministry of Power
The Ministry of Power started functioning independently with effect from 2nd July, 1992. Earlier it was known as the Ministry of Energy sources. The Ministry of Power is primarily responsible for the development of electrical energy in the country. The Ministry is concerned with perspective planning, policy formulation, processing of projects for investment decision, monitoring of the implementati...
Current World Environment
Current World Environment an international, open access, peer reviewed research journal is published tri-annually in April, August and December with sole aim of rapid dissemination of scientific knowledge among scientists, technocrats, planner and elite citizens for a better life supporting system and to promote the cause for environment and sustainable responses to climate change.
Knowledge x-change on Sustainable Development (KxSD)
As sustainable development has wide implications, it is important to draw lessons from the vast amount of available information in understanding and capturing ground realities in the various issues related to the sector. Exchange of ideas and knowledge would help identify and understand knowledge gaps in various areas in order to effectively achieve the intended goals of sustainability....
World Wildlife Fund, India (WWF-India)
Established as a Charitable Trust on November 27, 1969, WWF India has experience of over four decades in the field. From a modest beginning, the organisation was propelled forward by the efforts of its founders and associates who volunteered their time and energy to lend momentum to this movement. A part of WWF International, the organisation has made its presence felt through a sustained effort n...
Indian Streams Research Journal (ISRJ)
A multidisciplinary research journal, published monthly in English, Hindi and Marathi.
Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)
Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) helps rural people in India to alleviate poverty through participatory watershed development and management.
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