The Toolkit for Facilitating Fly Ash Brick Enterprises is an end-to-end guide developed by Development Alternatives Group with Bihar State Pollution Control Board to support ease of setting up & financing green enterprises in Bihar. A highly customizable tool, it provides business, market and financial knowledge to enable entrepreneurs start a fly ash brick unit or expand an existing onePublish Date: 15 Sep 2023
In this issue of Work4Progress e-newsletter, we present compelling stories of change in Bundelkhand, where women and youth are actively shaping new narratives. These inspiring accounts reflect the shifts in the ecosystem that are beginning to nurture and support the growing entrepreneurial spirit in the region.Publish Date: 24 Aug 2023
Nature-based solutions (NbS) are critical for building resilience against the threats of climate change and biodiversity loss that are triggered by unsustainable land use and poor agricultural practices. Despite this understanding, investment into NbS in the G20 economies—especially from the private sector, multilateral development banks, and international financial institutions—is inadequate.Publish Date: 26 Jul 2023
Ponds in India are dying. It is time to Revive, Rejuvenate and Restore them. Development Alternatives collaborated with HCL Foundation to take on this challenge and launched an initiative “Humare Talab Humari Pehchan” to work on pond rejuvenation.Publish Date: 18 Jul 2023
The G20 governments face compounding crises or ‘polycrisis’ while delivering the green transition over several political cycles. The multilateral challenge can only be addressed by engaging the G20, allowing structural green solutions to be embedded into national development pathways. COVID-19 green recovery packages have helped the progress of the green transition, but structural green transition policies that deliver longer-term returnsPublish Date: 01 Jun 2023
This contextual financial analysis report strategically analyses the sustainable finance architecture in the agriculture and allied sector in Bundelkhand (Madhya Pradesh), the tourism sector in Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), and the construction sector in the State of Bihar. The objective of the report is to assess the effect of financing (or lack thereof) on the enterprises. The learnings from this analysis are envisaged to feed into dialogues around the green economy and financial reforms at state, national, and international levels.Publish Date: 17 Apr 2023
This guidebook gives an insight into the remote village cluster around Parashar Lake in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. It explores traditional cuisine, indigenous knowledge, handicrafts, local history, and vernacular architecture of houses converted into homestays. This guidebook seeks to promote the culture of slow tourism by helping travellers to plan their visit to Himachal Pradesh responsibly.Publish Date: 16 Apr 2023
The Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation (IMEDF) brochure defines the Vision, Mission, and the Unique Value Proposition of the DA Group’s Section 8 Company. The brochure presents its key thrust areas of Cluster Development, Micro-enterprise Development, and Capacity Building. It highlights the recognitions, success stories, and the journey of IMEDF to date. The document details IMEDF’s footprint, its products, services, and publications, along with its trademark - udyaME platform.
A report from the survey conducted by DA in association with DIU (Development Intelligence Unit) that attempts to cover insights into aspects of rural entrepreneurship in India, ranging from aspirations, job opportunities, and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The brochure highlights the impact and shifts created in the entrepreneurial ecosystems as a direct result of the social innovation approach, methodology, tools, and prototypes as part of the Work4Progress programme, through which DA and its network partners are promoting green and inclusive entrepreneurship across the country.