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Research Department investigates into financial and non financial issues that are relevant to the lives of the working poor, particularly women in remote rural areas and urban slums. In line with the original mandate of the school, the basic design of the research studies focus particularly on the life cycle needs of women and how access to financial services and products are catering to those particular needs at individual and household level. Past research studies of the school focused mainly on issues like women leadership, income and savings behavior of women members, micro-pension and transformational issues of microfinance institutions.

The learning’s from grassroots research are shared with training and financial literacy team mainly to serve as inputs for module development in trainings, in financial literacy program and help in advocacy and policy formulation.  

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