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Greening India

Greening India's Economic Recovery Package

Author: Development Alternatives, PAGE India Programme, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)    Pages: 15    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Ever since countries began to feel the economic impact of COVID-19, an active discussion has started, within and among United Nations, development partners and in particular European countries, on using national stimulus packages as a means to put economies on a greener track. A discussion around these key questions was organised jointly by Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE - a 5 UN Agencies’ collaboration of UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO, UNITAR and ILO); Development Alternatives Group as the Green Economy Coalition Hub in India and Climate Policy Initiative on 06 July 2020. This brief evaluates the stimulus package that was introduced in response to the financial crisis caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in India. It provides suggestions relevant for greening the recovery from the crisis. It also lays emphasis on the implementation of sufficiently large, timely and properly designed green stimulus measures which can generate economic growth, create jobs and bring about environmental benefits. Nonetheless, there are trade-offs between social, economic, environmental policy objectives, which draws attention to the need for proper policy design.

Promotion of Countermeasures Against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India

Promotion of Countermeasures Against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 0    Price: NA    ISBN No: NA   

This report encapsulates The implementation of the project, Promotion of Countermeasures against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India, by Development Alternatives with the support from UNEP in two cities – Haridwar and Prayagraj. The project aimed at reducing the usage of plastic and its disposal in river Ganga, through various awareness campaigns, clean-up drives and capacity building programs. It also aims to build a common platform where different stakeholders can join hands to initiate measures to remove plastic from the river.

Chalking Out Emerging identities - bringing to light the torchbearers

Chalking Out Emerging identities - bringing to light the torchbearers

Author: Parul Goel    Pages: 28    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This compendium encapsulates the stories of the instructors and Sahelis, attempting to bring to light the real torchbearers of the TARA Akshar+ programme. TARA Akshar+, an ICT based literacy programme designed and developed by the Development Alternatives Group, has emerged as an alternative solution for addressing the problem of illiteracy in India, in a fast and effective manner. The instructors and Sahelis are the ones who have been imparting functional literacy and numeracy to women across eight states for over a decade.

Chalking Out Emerging identities - tracing journeys of the frontrunners

Chalking Out Emerging identities - tracing journeys of the frontrunners

Author: Parul Goel    Pages: 48    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This compendium encapsulates the stories of women who have emerged as frontrunners in their journey from literacy to self-reliance. This is outcome of TARA Akshar+, an initiative of Development Alternatives (DA) Group). It is an ICT based program which aims to promote functional literacy among women. TARA Akshar+ program has been running across eight states in India for over a decade.

Dream To Lead

Dream To Lead

Author: Anisha Gupta    Pages: 48    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This compendium showcases stories of Adolescent Girls and Boys of Jhabua who have been able to secure their future by getting linked to livelihood opportunities. This is an outcome of a project titled ‘Linking Adolescent Girls and Boys of Jhabua to Livelihood through Skill Enhancement for Better Future’, funded by UNICEF, Madhya Pradesh, to work with the adolescents and youths in Jhabua to improve their decision making ability and help them to realise their potential of working in different fields, from October 2018 to December 2019. 

 Systemic Conditions Required for Local Green Enterprises to Flourish in India

Systemic Conditions Required for Local Green Enterprises to Flourish in India

Author: Stella George    Pages: 24    Price: N/A    ISBN No: 978-81-87395-75-1   

The Green Economy Coalition (GEC) held it's Global Annual Meeting from 4 – 6 February 2020 in New Delhi, India on the theme of “Local Green Enterprises: Building Movements of MSMEs within India’s Transition to an Inclusive Green Economy”. Participants absorbed the elements for enabling an ecosystem for Local Green Enterprises in India. This document captures the essence of dialogues held on the third day of the Annual Meeting in three different round table discussions touching upon the following key areas:

  1. Financing Local Green Enterprises (LGEs)
  2. Sustainable Procurement of Local Green Enterprises (LGEs)
  3. Triple Bottom Line Impact of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

Gandhian Thought and Contemporary Need (Day II, GEC Global Annual Meeting 2020)

Gandhian Thought and Contemporary Need (Day II, GEC Global Annual Meeting 2020)

Author: Anshul Bhamra, Stella George    Pages: 12    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The Green Economy Coalition conducted its Global Annual Meeting
2020 in Delhi, India on the theme of Local Green Enterprises: Building
Movements of MSMEs within India’s Transition to an Inclusive Green
Economy. Participants absorbed the “diversity” of green enterprises in varied
sectors and contexts. This document takes essence from the discussions that
took place on the second day of the Annual Meeting. It touches upon three
key areas: 
a. Entrepreneurship from the lens of Gandhi’s Gram Swaraj
b. Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building through aggregators and meso players
c. Understanding from the perspectives of an entrepreneur

GEC Global Meeting 2020 REPORT

GEC Global Meeting 2020 REPORT

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 34    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This document is the first in the series launch of the Green Economy Coalition Global Annual Meeting held from 4-6 February 2020 at New Delhi. The document synthesises key takeaways from discussions on all three days. Day I focused on the scope and potential of green MSMEs in building green and inclusive economies in the world. On Day II Local Green Entrepreneurs (LGEs) shared stories of transformation and built solidarity while reflecting upon the scope, opportunities and challenges of LGEs in India. In the discussions on Day III, participants worked towards identifying what has been done, what needs urgent attention and who will need to steer and play roles in taking these actions forward.

Triple Bottom Line Impact of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

Triple Bottom Line Impact of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 10    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

With increase in economic activity leading to environmental degradation and adverse social impacts, it is nearly impossible for public agencies to single-handedly take up the task of mitigating and addressing these changes. Collaborations among the government, private sector and other civil society organisations is a pressing need. This should begin with the businesses being able to measure and track the effects of their own activities on the people and the planet. Through this paper, the authors aim to bring about the need and importance of frameworks especially the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Approach of measuring the economic (beyond financial), social and environmental impacts. This should be the norm for the smallest enterprise as put together these micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have a larger impact than big corporates and multinationals.

Financing Local Green Enterprises (LGEs) in India

Financing Local Green Enterprises (LGEs) in India

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 15    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

With the national scenario of resource extraction and disparate inequalities, it is imperative to focus on alternative pathways towards equitable participation and reduced economic contradictions - in order to meet our goals of sustainable development. This requires India to enable a system that appropriately localises and decentralises its production of goods and services while also integrating economic efficiency, environmental soundness, and social equity into business decisions. Across high, middle, and low-income countries, micro and small-enterprises (MSEs) constitute the largest share of private businesses and account for the bulk of employment. For MSMEs to choose alternate ways of operation access to timely and adequate credit at a reasonable cost is essential. Through this paper, the authors aim to bring about the challenges faced by different stakeholders along with the possible innovations and opportunities for Financing Local Green Enterprises in order to bridge the gap between MSMEs seeking and Financial Institutions providing finance in India.

Sustainable Procurement for Local Green Enterprises (LGEs)

Sustainable Procurement for Local Green Enterprises (LGEs)

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 13    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The scale of such economic activity has severe consequences which can potentially hinder future socio-economic growth. Existing procurement methods, by their inherent design, are energy and carbon intensive, contributing towards declining natural resource base and a rise in atmospheric GHG emissions and other pollutants. Such concerns relating to the harmful environmental and social impacts have propelled adoption of sustainable practices in the procurement process in several countries. The procurement market in India possesses significant promise in terms of supporting overall economic growth, which includes the MSME sector. MSMEs are gradually increasing their reach across various sectors of the economy by creating a wide array of products and services to cater to the demands of national and international markets. Through this paper, the authors aim to bring about the various needs and challenges to enhance Sustainable Procurement of MSMEs with possible policy suggestions.

Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Bundelkhand Villages

Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Bundelkhand Villages

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 37    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Development Alternatives has been working in Bundelkhand for the last 25 years to catalyse social change for sustainable development and we are embracing the uncertainty brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought the world to a standstill. While we know about the challenges faced by people in urban areas, there are many unheard voices from rural and remote areas. DA recently undertook a short study based on a survey conducted across 4 districts covering 1168 people from 29 villages in the region. The report assesses the challenges and the effect of COVID-19 on the livelihood and food security, among the rural community and reverse migrating community in the Bundelkhand.

Work 4 Progress Bulletin April 2020 Issue

Work 4 Progress Bulletin April 2020 Issue

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 11    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The Work 4 Progress (W4P) programme of Development Alternatives and la Caixa Foundation aims to provide decent work opportunities for youth and women in three developing countries.  In India, W4P provides enterprise development opportunities for youth and women in two regions – Bundelkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh. ‘Jobs We Want’, the April 2020 bulletin of W4P India talks about how W4P prototypes are driving transformative change by breaking silos, facilitating collaboration, leveraging existing resources and designing customized solutions to ensure no aspiring entrepreneur is left behind. 

Environmental and Resource assessment for uptake of LC3 in India’s cement mix

Environmental and Resource assessment for uptake of LC3 in India’s cement mix

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 47    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This report provides a detailed description of the study undertaken to ascertain the potential sustainable impact of LC3 in India's cement mix. Conducting a comparative analysis of the environmental and resource performance between two diverse cement production scenarios - Business As Usual (BAU) and Low-Carbon Pathway (LCP), the study concludes that introduction and growing proportion of LCPs have a better environmental and resource performance - thereby establishing the legitimacy of LC3 as the cement for sustainable future in India.

The Fly Ash Brick Industry in Bihar

The Fly Ash Brick Industry in Bihar

Author: Development Alternatives     Pages: 48    Price: na    ISBN No: na   

This is the third edition “Fly Ash Brick Industry in Bihar”. It assesses the current state of fly ash bricks in Bihar and delves deeper into the barriers faced by the industry, on the demand and supply side in particular, based on the survey and analysis done by Development Alternatives. The report seeks to address the issues faced in manufacturing and selling of fly ash bricks and gives an insight into the measures taken for overcoming those.

Work 4 Progress Bulletin, July Issue

Work 4 Progress Bulletin, July Issue

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 15    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The Work 4 Progress (W4P) programme of la Caixa foundation and Development Alternatives aims to provide decent work opportunities for youth and women in three developing countries. The July 2019 bulletin talks about key drivers for growth being adopted by the W4P India platform.



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