Independent Research and Policy Advocacy



We produce blogs to discuss new research findings, ongoing projects, and even personal reflections on the research process. Our blogs are written for a variety of audiences, including other researchers, policymakers, practitioners, financial service providers, grassroots organizations, impact investors and the public. The format is simple and easy to grasp. The language is straightforward, and the tone is non-academic. Our blogs can be of varying lengths. We choose to write a blog when we don’t want to do a full- fledged study or follow a rigorous research process. Blogs may contain opinions and they can also be based on experiences. Some of our blogs may just share some observations, learnings, or challenges.

Our Work

June 14, 2021 | Dvara Research

In this post, we look at National Health Mission scheme and its rigid fund devolution architecture

June 3, 2021 | Dvara Research

As part of the 5th Dvara Research Conference on Household Finance primer series, in this post we discuss the theme "Savings and Financial Behavior"

June 1, 2021 | Dvara Research

As part of our ongoing research on DBT exclusion, in this case study we discuss how data entry error leads to failure of cash transfer

May 26, 2021 | Dvara Research

In this blog post, we attempt to unpack a crucial question, how effective could the CSC model of facilitating vaccine registration be?

By Aarushi Gupta, Aishwarya Narayan
May 17, 2021 | Dvara Research

In this set of videos, we discuss our work pertaining to exclusion and the delivery of social protection entitlements

By Team SPI
May 3, 2021 | Dvara Research

In this post, we cover the case of a daily wage worker in need of money, who turned to the programme, but failed to receive her wages

By Aarushi Gupta
April 21, 2021 | Dvara Research

This post reviews various sources of literature on how COVID-19 has affected migrant households & conclude by summarises some of the recommendations provided by sector experts

By Rakshith S. Ponnathpur
April 14, 2021 | Dvara Research

In this post, we revisit the issue of over-indebtedness in microfinance and provide a set of suggestions to address them

April 13, 2021 | Dvara Research

In this post, we analyse the community-based health insurance model and suggest pathways for reform

April 9, 2021 | Dvara Research

In this post, we discuss the market & regulatory barriers that prevent most farmers, banks & NBFCs from participating in the commodity derivatives market