The Livelihood Pathways for the Poorest project, implemented in Gaya District, Bihar, India, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, aimed to demonstrate a model that could help the ultra-poor escape poverty through the provision of integrated financial, livelihood and risk management services. Savings mobilization formed the core of the project and anchored crucial activities, such as linkages with formal financial institutions and the introduction of income generating activities.
Intellecap's Searchlight research and analysis tracks urban poverty trends in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. This issue covers topics like menstrual sanitation and hygiene across South Asia and the effect of slum redevelopment projects on local businesses. It also includes a deep-dive into India's recently announced Union Budget to understand the plans for skill development targeted at the poor.
Pathways to Progress presents an overview of social enterprise activity in five critical needs sectors. Drawing from in-depth interviews with 92 social enterprises, impact investors and sector enablers in India, this report analyzes social enterprises within Agribusiness, Clean Energy, Education, Healthcare and Water & Sanitation sectors and presents some innovative strategies they adopt to reach underserved markets. It discusses some key sector-specific challenges these mission-driven for-profit businesses face and identifies opportunities for social enterprise activity.
Intellecap's Searchlight research and analysis tracks urban poverty trends in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. This issue covers topics like migration patterns of workers in South Asia, governmental efforts to regulate and dignify domestic work in India, possible effects of the 'Right to Education' act on India's mission to provide education to all, and challenges faced in making transportation affordable to the poor.
One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead published in the 10th Anniversary Issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review in Spring 2013.
Intellecap co-founder Manju George talks about how impact investing can truly deliver on its promise - by being more deep-rooted in the regions of the world that need it most.
The Study aims to provide an assessment of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector finance in India. The chapters in the study highlight the key characteristics of the MSME sector, and assess the demand for and the flow of finance into the sector. The Study also evaluates the consequent gap in the financing needs of MSMEs, and explores potential interventions to address the lack of access to formal finance for this sector.
Intellecap's Searchlight research and analysis tracks urban poverty trends in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. The published articles include coverage of challenges, trends, interventions and possible solutions in various sectors, such as education, healthcare, housing and water and sanitation
Over the last decade, India saw the emergence and growth of multiple social enterprises in critical sectors. However, the North Eastern Region (NER) of India that is economically and politically isolated from the rest of the country has not seen comparable levels of activity.