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  • Field Diary: Expanding Agricultural Micro-insurance for Indian Farmers

    Field Diary: Improving and Expanding Agricultural Micro-insurance for Indian Farmers

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    To learn about Athena’s social impact bond supporting Indian farmers to increase micro-insurance uptake, click here. The Context: Vulnerability Among Indian Farmers Indian farmers are struggling due to increasingly unpredictable weather conditions, making agricultural endeavors more risky. Given the historical significance of agriculture, the Government of...

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  • Field Diary: High Quality Low Cost Private Education in Lucknow

    Field Diary: High Quality Low Cost Private Education in Lucknow

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    To learn about Athena’s work to provide high quality low cost private education in peri-urban Uttar Pradesh, click here. Purpose of the Field Visit This field visit sought to determine which development blocks posses the greatest need for high quality low cost private education. The project...

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  • Hardeep Singh Puri announces commencement of India’s first-ever ‘Livability Index’

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    NEW DELHI: Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri today announced the commencement of the country’s first-ever ‘Livability Index’ to rank 116 cities. An official said that the result of the exercise will be announced in June.

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  • Field Diary: Assessing Matching Grants in Nepal (PACT)

    Field Diary: Assessing Matching Grants in Nepal (PACT)

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    To learn about Athena’s independent assessment for PACT Nepal on matching grants for small holder farmers, click here. Nepal: The Agricultural Context Agriculture is a key driver of Nepal’s economy, contributing nearly 33% to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP)1. It also makes up almost half...

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  • J&K will have skill road map by June 2018: Dir JKSSDM

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    In order to devise the skill policy and skill roadmap for the state, a consultative meeting on “Skill Gap Analysis and Skill Road Map for J&K” was held by State Skill Development Mission (JKSSDM) in collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) here today.

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