Category: Business and Development Sector Reports

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Invisible Heart of Markets : Report on Impact Investing

A report titled ” The Invisible Heart of Markets: How Impact Investing is Harnessing Innovation and Capital for Public Good” has been released by The Social Impact Taskforce, which was constituted by the governments of the G8 in June 2013. The report released last week outlines various recommendations that could potentially unleash billions of dollars […]


Jobs and Salaries in India 2014 Survey Report

Teamlease, one of India’s leading recruitment consultants has released a comprehensive survey of the Indian Labor market. The survey reveals that plumbers and electricians who have only completed their basic schooling tend to earn more than engineers while starting out on a new job. An unskilled electrician without any formal training can earn upwards of […]

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Indian Dairy Industry Report 2014 pdf

CARE Ratings has released it’s latest report on the Indian Dairy Industry based on it’s ratings of dairy companies all over India. The full pdf report can be read and downloaded below : Indian Dairy Industry 2014 Report Beyond Milk: Value Added Dairy Products to boost up profits The time has arrived for dairy players […]


World Internet Trends 2014-2015

KPCB has released it’s latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report 2014 which includes: Key Internet trends showing slowing Internet user growth but strong smartphone, tablet and mobile data traffic growth as well as rapid growth in mobile advertising. Emerging positive efficiency trends in education and healthcare. High-level trends in messaging, communications, apps and […]


Social Media Marketing Report 2014

The Social Media Examiner has released it’s annual report on Social Media Marketing for 2014. This 50-page report contains easy-to-digest insights into how marketers are currently using social media and their future plans. If you’re in charge of marketing your business, you’ll want to closely examine the 70+ charts given in the report.The report will […]


Guide For Creating Your Own Angel Investor Group

infoDev’s has released  a new guide titled “Guide for Creating Your Own Angel Investor Group” which aims to educate entrepreneurs and angels from around the globe. It offers hands-on examples, such as financial worksheets, application forms, term sheets, contracts, and checklists that may be used as templates. The publication is a substantial update of the […]

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Innovations in Digital Finance 2014 Report

Major new trends and innovations in digital financial services are opening up the possibility of significantly expanding financial inclusion in Africa, according to a new study released this week by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and The MasterCard Foundation. The study, “In The Fast Lane: Innovations in Digital Finance“, highlights advances in distribution […]

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Global Consumption Database released

In early May 2014, the International Finance Corporation launched a new database on the spending patterns of low income groups from around the world. Global Consumption Database Companies seeking to expand in emerging markets increasingly see the 4.5 billion people at the so-called base of the economic pyramid (BOP) as potentially important customers, diverse new […]

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Student Mobilisation Challenges for Skill Development in India 2014

The National Skill Development Agency of India has released a new report by LeapRidge. The study is designed to understand the approach of candidates and their parents to skill development programmes, and the mobilisation efforts associated with them. The study was conducted through a series Focus Group Discussion’s (FGD’s) and Personal Interviews with skilled / […]

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India Skills Development Report 2014 by CII

The Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) has released a report titled “India Skills Report 2014” in partnership with Wheebox & Peoplestrong. The report released towards the end of 2013 is a thorough assessment of the challenges that India faces in providing marketable skills to it’s growing population and making them employment ready. With a manpower of […]

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Closing the Education Gap – Unleashing the Potential of Private Schools for the Poor

Endeva has released a report titled ” Closing the Education Gap – Unleashing the Potential of Private Schools for the Poor.” The report highlights the challenges that private schools face in providing basic education for the poor at a very low cost. Download the full report at the link below :  private-schools-report-endeva.pdf Executive Summary Closing […]


Doing Business in India 2014 Report released

The world bank has released the latest version of it’s “Doing Business in India ” report. The Doing Business in India report assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. This year’s report data […]

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Five Trends to watch in Higher Education – BCG Report

The Boston Consulting Group last week released a new report titled “Five Trends to watch in Higher Education” focused on developments in the US education sector. Download Report at the link below :  Five_Trends_Higher_Education_Apr_2014.pdf Report Summary : Five Trends to watch in Higher Education Leaders of U.S. universities and colleges are navigating a challenging economic […]

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Global flows in a digital age : How trade, finance, people, and data connect the world economy

McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) has released a new report titled “Global flows in a digital age: How trade, finance, people, and data connect the world economy” , which examines the inflows and outflows of goods, services, finance and people, as well as the data and communication flows that underlie them all, for 195 countries around […]


Inclusive Business Policies – Report

The study “Inclusive Business Policies – How Governments Can Engage Companies in Meeting Development Goals” provides a toolbox for policymakers to explore the universe of policy options for promoting inclusive business models. Based on a review of 158 existing examples, 19 concrete instruments have been identified, of which 11 are profiled in depth. Four detailed […]


Global Youth Well-being Index launched – Download Report

The Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in partnership with the International Youth Foundation (IYF), has developed a groundbreaking Global Youth Wellbeing Index, to elevate distinct young people’s issues and comparative status from within national and population-wide measures of national poverty, development, and wellbeing. The Index comprises […]

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India Skills Development Report 2013 2014 – PDF

FICCI released the India Skills Development report 2013 – 2014 titled ” Reaping India’s promised demographic dividend “ in November 2013 at the Global Skills Summit. The report highlights the fact that 500 million people in India will need to be provided vocational training in modern methods of cultivation, food processing and allied agricultural activities during […]

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Innovative Case Studies of Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurs 2014

Introduction There has been much progress in promoting base of the Pyramid (boP) business and a growing number of ventures and initiatives have come forward that reflect the different phases of the business value chain. in the past decade, work on inclusive business development has increased significantly and organizations working today on innovative models range […]

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IFC Report Finds Sizeable Financing Gap for Women Entrepreneurs in India

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has released a study that finds financial institutions meet only 27 percent of the financing demand of women-owned micro, small and medium enterprises in India. The study titled Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Finance: Improving Access to Finance for Women-owned Businesses in India, undertaken by IFC in […]

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World Payments Report 2012

The World Payments Report 2012 released towards the end of last year shows a healthy 7.1% gain in non-cash payments volume globally. Debit cards continue to gain market share from credit cards, and the use of electronic and mobile payments continues to show exponential growth. There were an estimated 28.3 billion electronic and mobile payment […]