The Covid-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact around the globe. The situation in India has been devastating, with the healthcare system close to collapse under the strain of thousands of people requiring medical attention. This devastation has been particularly tough for India’s rural population where shortages in doctors, hospital beds and medical equipment have […]
Category Archives: Applied research
“Voice of the Village” a collaboration with Dharma Life, Siriti and the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development. The Voice of the Village is a series of conversations on issues that affect those living in rural communities in India – inviting a wide breadth of stakeholders to collaborate and build solutions together. The fourth event […]
Do we know how many African fintech companies have reached scale? Scale is often deemed a yardstick of success by investors, policy makers and practitioners. So it follows that we should be able to answer this question, right? However, this is not as simple as it may seem. There is established knowledge in academia on […]
How has the pandemic affected rural health? On the one hand, we must ensure that lives are saved, yet, people’s livelihoods also need to be maintained so that they can have food on the table.
Wheeler Institute project team contributes to the development of knowledge piece on Sustainable Investment Clusters
Demonstrating how Investment Clusters and Special Economic Zones can be used to drive sustainable and inclusive growth
The Jaya Alliance, a movement to empower rural women in India, build skills and create livelihoods.
How has Dharma Life supported rural Indians in its response to COVID-19?
Wheeler Institute project team collaborates with Dharma Life to transform their model in response to COVID-19
You can see the last time we posted about this project was announcing the project here. COVID-19 has affected many people in many ways in 2020. Geric and I are very lucky that the biggest personal impact has been that our post MBA employment was delayed by six months. When this happened in May, I […]
The Wheeler Institute is undertaking research in the Alexandra Township, to understand the impact on entrepreneurs who have engaged with MBA students participating in the Johannesburg, Global Business Experience.
The Wheeler Institute engages in new research: Measuring the Impact of the COVID-19 on Rural Indian Households
Developing insights of life in rural India during and after COVID-19 This project will develop an observatory of life in rural India during and after the COVID-19 crisis; this involves collecting data from villagers about their health, livelihoods, information sources, and social interactions. Utilising Dharma Life’s existing network, 1500 individuals across 7 states (Bihar, […]