Scaling Convergence for Social and Economic Services & Programmes in Rural India: Conceptual Framework & Evidence Review

By Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan Over the past two decades, two of the Government of India’s flagship programmes to enable rural development have been the National Rural Livelihoods Mission and Project (NRLM/NRLP) and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and Scheme (NREGA/NREGS), both of which enable rural income generation through local institutional structures and […]

Value and Value Chains: the Intersection of Grassroots Mobilization and Enterprise Development in India

By Surili Sheth and Michael Walton This paper explores a classic development problem: the “missing middle” between top-down action by the formal government and private sectors and the activities of grassroots organizations. It focuses on one aspect of this – the challenges faced by grassroots and community-based organizations in scaling up, specifically scaling up enterprise […]