Dalit entrepreneurship research study: Insight on 25% of the Indian population

This study, led by Indian Member of Parliament Dr Udit Raj, will provide a better understanding of the constraints Dalits face in developing enterprises. It will survey 12,000 Dalit entrepreneurs in 14 states, collecting data from individual Dalit entrepreneurs, suppliers, wholesale markets, retail outlets, bankers, and informal loan providers. The study will identify priority needs for this socially-marginalized group, identify training needs, and assess the various government schemes for Dalits.

This project aims to help policymakers develop a progressive policy for Dalits, encouraging access to greater entrepreneurial power. The report will be shared with policymakers, governments, businesses, relevant ministries, international agencies, and civil society organizations.

Project ID

108480

Project status

Completed

End Date

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Duration

12 months

IDRC Officer

Navsharan Singh

Total funding

CA$ 210,000

Countries

India

Program

Employment and Growth

Project Leader

Udit Raj

Institution

[Trustees] for and on behalf of Buddha Education Foundation

Institution Country

India

Institution Website

http://www.buddhaeducation.org