Dvara Research’s Household Finance Research initiative aims to rigorously understand the financial choices and decisions of low-income or excluded individuals and households, and their relation to achieving households’ objectives. It has been our consistent endeavour to study financial inclusion as a gateway to a suite of appropriate financial services eventually enabling well-rounded household balance sheets and consumer financial well-being. We believe that careful research and a comprehensive body of evidence can powerfully inform market practices and the design of financial sector policy to deliver comprehensive financial services for all individuals, households, and enterprises, and eventually serve to create a safe environment in which formerly excluded populations may fully experience the benefits of financial inclusion. This research initiative seeks to significantly expand the scope of India-specific and policy-focused household finance research that is timely and relevant to current financial sector development.
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