Yes!poho: Weaving a growth story for the handloom industry
Yes!poho is an experience-based social platform that connects handloom artisans and customers directly using technology. Its technology layer helps cut down the intermediaries involved in the supply chain, improving the artisan incomes. Read its success story to know how it has impacted the weaving community positively.
Putting India’s demographic dividend to work: Skill development for a digital economy
India sees 13 million young people joining the workforce every year. Yet many cannot get employment. Overwhelmingly, 70% of the workforce is still engaged in the informal sector, which does not provide job benefits like the safety of tenure or a social safety net. Amid this, India is undergoing a digital transformation, offering a pathway for gainful economic opportunities for the young in India. In this blog, we discuss the need to expand the current skilling architecture in India to help the young thrive in the digital economy. The blog also offers specific recommendations on its implementation.
The role of technology in bridging financing gaps for MSMEs
This video highlights the critical role played by micro, small and medium enterprises in economic growth under the Financial Inclusion Lab accelerator program in supporting the LMI workforce. The Lab is a part of CIIE.CO’s Bharat Inclusion Initiative and receives support from some of the largest philanthropic organizations across the world. These include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, J.P. Morgan, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, MetLife Foundation, and the Omidyar Network.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)- Kenya report (round 3)
The report examines the devastating impact of COVID-19 on Kenyan MSMEs even after the restrictions on movement were relaxed and the market opened. The report shares the recommendations for stakeholders to support MSMEs in this critical time.