Independent Research and Policy Advocacy



The Miscellaneous section features a variety of formats that are not covered in other categories. It includes presentations, informal write-ups, brief commentaries, book reviews, notes etc.

January 18, 2024 | Dvara Research
December 1, 2023 | ACCESS

Advancing women’s financial inclusion is a key policy objective for both advanced and emerging economies. Providing access to formal finance is seen as an important lever in helping poor women seize economic opportunities and build a resilient future for themselves and their families.

June 17, 2022 | Dvara Research

In this note, we discuss how the current approach of the PCA framework is inconsistent with the objectives it seeks to achieve.

June 14, 2022 | Dvara Research

This data book compiles trends on household participation in formal financial services over the last few years.

May 6, 2022

India’s Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (the Bill) was introduced in Parliament in December 2019, and is currently under consideration by a Joint Parliamentary Committee of MPs.

By Srikara Prasad, Anubhutie Singh, Beni Chugh, Sarah Stanley, Malavika Raghavan
January 5, 2022 | Dvara Research

The social protection landscape in India is transforming at rapid speed owing to the digitization of the various systems that are involved in the process flow of social protection delivery.

August 11, 2021 | Dvara Research

This brief reviews the literature on the finances of platform workers in India and around the world.

By Natasha D’cruze, Asmita Chatterjee, Anupama Kumar, Rakshith S. Ponnathpur, Anubhutie Singh
August 10, 2021 | lse

In The Return of the State: Restructuring Britain for the Common Good, editors Patrick Allen, Suzanne J. Konzelmann and Jan Toporowski bring together contributors to offer a roadmap for reforming the British welfare state in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.

By Anupama Kumar
August 4, 2021 | Dvara Research

Response to RBI’s Consultative Document on Regulation of Microfinance

March 26, 2021 | Dvara Research

In this blog post, we share our responses submitted to the RBI to the questions posed in the discussion paper