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Labor and Welfare Impacts of a Large-Scale Livelihoods Program : Quasi-Experimental Evidence from India (English)

Improving the livelihoods of poor households and transitioning more women back to the labor force is a major challenge in South Asia. Self-employment promoted through women's groups has often been cited as a promising intervention towards this end. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8883 JUN 11, 2019

Pandey,Vivek; Gupta,Abhishek; Gupta,Shivani Disclosed

Digital libraries for the poor : facilitating bottom-up innovation through video-based learning platform (English)

Community-driven programs in South Asia have traditionally used local facilitators to disseminate information and external best practices. However, the massive scale of these programs has made this strategy both a time-consuming and an expensive exercise. ... See More +

Brief 88008 JAN 01, 2014

Gupta, Abhishek; Shah, Parmesh; Surya, Priya Disclosed

Enhancing agricultural livelihoods through community institutions in Bihar, India (English)

Bihar is the third most populous state in India with over 100 million inhabitants. The state’s economy is dominated by agriculture: it constitutes 19.2 percent of state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs nearly 75 percent of the labor force. 92.8 percent of the farmers in Bihar are small and marginal (small holders), which is much higher than the all India average of 83.5 percent2. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 76338 JAN 01, 2013

Behera, Debaraj; Chaudhary, Arvind Kumar; Vutukuru, Vinay Kumar; Gupta, Abhishek; Machiraju, Sitaramachandra; Shah, Parmesh Disclosed