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How microfinance can help entrepreneurs escape the poverty trap

The idea of poverty traps being important for microenterprises is captured in the adage “it takes money to make money”. This article reports on a study following households in India exposed to dif...

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मोदीकेयर के सफल आरंभ का रोडमैप

पिछले साल घोषित की गई नेशनल हेल्थ प्रोटेक्शन स्कीम पहले मौजूदा राष्ट्रीय स्वास्थ्य बीमा योजना (रएसबीवाई) को अपने अंदर शामिल करती है, जिसने सबसे गरीब 30 करोड़ भारतीयों को अल्पकालिक अस्पताल के दौरे के लि...

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Measuring the equilibrium impacts of credit: Evidence from India’s 2010 microfinance crisis

In October 2010, the government of Andhra Pradesh issued an emergency ordinance, bringing microfinance activities in the state to a complete halt and causing a nationwide shock to the liquidity of len...

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Modicare: Getting universal health coverage in India right

The recently announced National Health Protection Scheme succeeds Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), which provided health insurance for short-term hospital visits to the poorest 300 million Indi...

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Impact Evaluation of a Public Health Insurance Plan in India: Post Health Event Survey Pilot

This project pilots a Post Health Event Survey (PHES). The PHES is a potentially more efficient survey strategy than conducting one annual survey of all households. The PHES pilot was conducted in two...

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