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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As India's working population reaches 55% of the country's total population over the next 10 years and poor or low-income Indians graduate...

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India is a world leader in Information Technology; however, its information and communication infrastructure is extremely poor. In a nation where there...

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The World Bank has approved $13.7 billion to 40 Indian projects over four years. The financial resources will help develop projects across...

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The Asian Development Bank is establishing a $250 million guarantee fund for loans to microfinance institutions from regional banks. The program would...

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Philanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network has provided The Foundation for Ecological Security with a grant of $2.1 million to be disbursed over...

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With 70% of the Indian population living in rural areas and contributing to 30-60% of consumer goods, the country is leveraging a...

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Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has said “India is ready to improve the quality of life of the common through e-Governance services”. His...

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WWW 2011, the 20th annual World Wide Web conference is being held in Hyderabad, India. The conference seeks to address the issues...

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A few years ago, Mumbai-based Piramal Foundation established Source for Change, the first all-women BPO in India. In doing so, the organization...

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In collaboration with the national government, the Uttar Pradesh state government held a workshop in UP in early January to promote bamboo...

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Vishnu Swaminathan, Director of the Ashoka Foundation, discusses some of the problems with low-cost housing solutions in big metros such as Delhi...

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Indian MFI CASHPOR Microcredit recently received $7 million in funding from Grameen Foundation and Grameen Capital India, which was made available through...

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Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh’s third largest city, has become the first city in India to guarantee universal access to treated water. Under the...

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Less than two years old, Eco-Save India, is a renewable energy service provider that fits residential, industrial, commercial, and public buildings with...

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Meira Kumar, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, has proposed the development of a University for Artisans. The university would allow artisans...

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An ABC News interview with Cynthia Koenig from New York highlights the Wello Water Wheel, a 25 gallon drum used to transport...

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Hands Off Our Houses

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Matias Echanove and Rahul Srivastava, co-founders of the Institute of Urbanology write from Mumbai, India about the harm that social entrepreneurs could...

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XLRI Ties Up With SCU

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India’s XLRI, School of Business and Human Resources, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Santa Clara University in the United States....

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India’s Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD) has designed training modules specifically on microfinance given the recent developments in Andhra Pradesh and...

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Insurance companies are developing a greater number of options for rural Indian and low-income customers. Leveraging grassroots representatives such as a milk...

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently announced a national government initiative to make India slum-free. The Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) scheme seeks...

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India’s poor are finding easier access to home loans but there is some concern that this trend echos the sub-prome crisis that...

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Deloitte in India appears optimistic about growth in the mobile value added services market. With rapid growth expected to continue, industry players...

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Next Billion interview with Hindustan Unilever’s former Chairman and MD, Vindi Banga. Focuses on the success of HUL’s Shakti Entrepreneurship Program, a...

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India is excepted to become the first country to track its natural wealth. Managed by the World Bank, it will be part...

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Indian conglomerate Tata Group continues to develop products and services for low-income markets. The company, which has already developed the least expensive...

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