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Mothers’ Agency in Managing Breastfeeding and Other Work in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and New Delhi, IndiaCollegium for Development Studies, University of Uppsala, 2015Combining breastfeeding and other forms of work is desirable from both public health and labour productivity perspectives. This is often challenging, especially in low- or middle-income fast-growing urban settings.DocumentObserver Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2014Can India achieve its goal of becoming the next superpower without empowering women? While India is poised to become a powerful global player in the coming years, the paper argues that India is one of the worst places in the world to be a woman.Document
Local skill concentrations and district employment growth: A Spatial simultaneous equation approach for IndiaIndira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014Employment data available for India specify only total number of workers (including self-employed and those with regular and casual jobs) in a given year. The focus of this paper is to explore the role of spatial distribution of skills in explaining differential growth rates of employment across Indian districts between the years 2001 and 2011 by using data from Census of India.DocumentIndira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was notified on September 5, 2005 and implemented in three phases covering all districts over time. Although the focus is on augmenting wage employment, it is ambitious in scope and aims to accomplish a number of things.DocumentCentre for Micro Finance, India, 2014Lijjat Papad Company is an institution that is registered as a cooperative society of women in Dharavi (India), promoting home-based employment for women. The company facilitates the opening of a basic savings account hosted by Bank of Baroda to pay its workers’ wages.Document
Invisible helpers - women's views on the contributions of working donkeys, horses and mules to their lives2014In 2011 there were an estimated 112 million working equine animals in the world, with 43 million donkeys, 11 million mules, and 58 million horses. The large majority of these animals live in developing countries and provide daily support to hundreds of millions of poor households by doing a wide range of work in both urban and rural areas.DocumentGender and Development, 2013There are numerous challenges facing organisation amongst the hardest-to-reach women in the informal economy. This paper, published in Gender and Development, examines the various factors determining the success and failure of attempts to organise, and seek economic justice and recognition.DocumentIT for Change, 2012How can Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) change how an organisation functions? This document describes the Self Employed Women’s Association’s (SEWA) ICT and Community Learning Centre (CLC) initiative.Document
Labouring Women, Enterprising States – A Research Study on Women, Information Technology and Narratives of EntrepreneurshipIT for Change, 2014This document explores the structural-institutional facets of the relationship between women entrepreneurs, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the mainstream discourse on entrepreneurship.DocumentCentre for Research on Multinational Corporations, 2011Over the past decade, the garment industry in Tamil Nadu has experienced major growth. Thousands of small and medium sized factories are involved in the complex process of turning cotton into clothing. Girls and young women are recruited and employed on a large scale to work in the garment industry.