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The 18-month project, a partnership with SAI and Tata Trusts, will focus on three key areas: rural livelihood creation (emphasis on the handicrafts and handloom sectors); educational, social and economic empowerment of women; and science and technology-based interventions for poverty alleviation.
With field visits scheduled to begin in October 2015, the project will bring together diverse knowledge bases that will contribute to India’s development goals. The purpose of the project will be achieved through research with over 150 institutions across 15 states of India, 5 workshops with 100 participating NGOs, and 20 webinars involving Harvard faculty and subject experts from India.
Tarun Khanna, Director, Harvard University South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; and Chairman, NITI Aayog Expert Committee on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Government of India
Shashank Shah, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University South Asia Institute; and Visiting Scholar, Harvard Business School