2017 Vera Fellowship

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2017 Vera Fellowship Vera Fellows are full-time employees of the company and have the title of Associate Consultant. As a Fellow, you’ll...

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In its efforts to move along to through the economic development cycle, the Government of India is investing $1 trillion over 5...

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The Hindu Business Line discusses some of the problems with National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in India, which was created in...

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In a Wall Street Journal blog, development research and strategist, Lindsay Clinton, discusses the need for larger businesses to develop more innovative...

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Beyond Profit magazine outlines an example of an Indian boy who benefited from the services of Pipal Tree Ventures. The company offers...

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Indian mobile-phone company, Bharti-Airtel, has projected rapid growth in sales of its satellite TVs in rural India. It hopes to leverage its...

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A Business Standard news article discusses the simple innovations that make life easier for rural farmers, households, and communities in India. Examples...

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Given the recent negative attention being paid to the Indian microfinance sector, other base-of-the-pyramid lending models are attracting more attention. Micro-housing, providing...

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Mobile telephone maker, Nokia, has tied up with the Union Bank of India to provide mobile banking services to customers who are...

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Babajob.com is a digital platform founded by Sean Blagsvedt through which employers can find low-skill labour including cooks, maids, and entry-level office...

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Indian insurance company Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance has recently won an award for “financial inclusion initiatives” in India. The company was presented...

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SiliconIndia News has profiled five of India's most innovative entrepreneurs. The focus of their work includes the promotion of human rights, environmental...

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The bottom of the pyramid (BOP) concept, which was first introduced by late management guru C.K. Prahald and Professor Stuart Hart in...

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Indian telecom company Idea Cellular and Axis Bank have together launched Idea MyCash, a mobile banking service aimed at low-income rural and...

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A model that has brought safe, filtered drinking water to over 70,000 people in Nepal, is expanding to India. Village Forward, a...

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A World Bank report has recently indicated that India is losing billions due to inadequate sanitation. More specifically, in 2006, losses were...

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A recent article discusses seasonal fluctuations in the purchase of precious metals including gold and silver. In India, approximately 70% of silver...

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UN-HABITAT and BASF Foundation have jointly launched a water education programme in schools across Mangalore with the hope of improving water quality...

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India is seeing an increasing number of angel investors channelling risk capital towards early stage companies. With the development of incubation centers...

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Hemant Joshi, a partner with Deloitte Haskins and Sells, shares his views on the role of 3G and WiMax technologies in the...

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Japanese companies are beginning to have more of a focus on people within lower income levels in emerging markets. Recently, Japanese company,...

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"If you are a social entrepreneur with ambition, you want to work in a country where your efforts can have a huge...

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Despite the controversy surrounding the Indian microfinance industry, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has invested $30 million into microfinance institution (MFI) Bandhan....

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India’s oldest microfinance institution, BSFL or Basix, is on the verge of closure due to reduced loan repayments and inability to raise...

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High growth in the export of Indian handicrafts could benefit artisans across the country. Though products have traditionally been exported to the...

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Push To Affordable Housing

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Washington D.C. based Ashoka Innovators for the Public is set to work with a large network of social entrepreneurs, NGOs, international and...

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Indian social enterprise, VNL, which makes environmentally friendly telecom equipment for rural markets, was recognized in the m-Business & Commerce category of...

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