Makes two halves equal
A girl in a classroom is a citizen of the future. Discrimination on the basis of gender, manifests itself in realities like unequal access to technology, to formal credit, to nutrition, to opportunities in the workforce, to decision-making in the real world.

We help governments develop new schemes and sharpen older ones, in a manner that they bring maximum impact in the lives of the women of India.

EdTech for the Girl Child

Giving girls access to digital tools is a state-wide project in Rajasthan. GDi is an implementation partner in a state-wide mega project that traverses the three key aspects of digital education - Access, Equity, and Quality. The PAL platform backtracks on a student's progression to cover every possible gap in learning. The objective of this program is to enhance the learning capacity of the students, reduce the gender gap, reduce the drop-out rate by strengthening the digital infrastructure. Through this, over 20 lakh students will be able to get high quality digital education and the retention of girls in classrooms will increase.

Digital Transformation

Today, Self Help Groups (SHGs) are the fulcrum of rural development and transformation. GDi is a key partner in aligning forces on ground to digitise and systematise the linking of SHGs to the formal credit economy. Today, financial transactions of Rs 2 Trillion per year take place across the ecosystem (from SHG to national level). Profiles of Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and their members, which comes close to 100 mn rural households that can be consolidated into 10 mn SHGs, are going to be synced into one system. Women are at the core of this social and economic revolution and our data-backed interventions will aid the process of financial inclusion and livelihood creation.

Empowering Philanthropies Towards Gender Equity

Through an RoI study, GDi is helping an international philanthropy – the world’s largest private philanthropy that focuses specifically on improving children’s lives – to prioritize investments which generate the best possible economic, social and societal returns in reducing child marriage, preventing early pregnancy and improving labour force participation rate. This shall initiate a critical sector-wide conversation about looking at investments in the Girl Capital action area from a data-centric and evidence-based lens – ultimately capitalizing on the demographic dividend.

The team envisioned to create a holistic excel model for calculating the RoI for five key action areas for international philanthropy – namely secondary education, life skills education, technical & vocation training (TVET), livelihood generation programmes & social norms interventions – and their possible combinations.

Strengthening processes for Delhi Commission of Women

We work with DCW to develop and strengthen systems, optimize operational procedures within programs, conduct in-depth research and deliver insightful reports through a data driven approach to drive decisions. One such example is the 181 helpline, where the team diagnosed challenges in their call centres, provided recommendations in processes and a 181 report was published in the press based on these inputs.