Media Mentions

3 In 4 Indian Women Don’t Work. Can Skilling And Guaranteed Jobs Change That?

By IndiaSpend / 12-Mar-2018

Through our experiment, we want to see how training and employing a woman does not just generate additional income but has spillover effects on her family and community. Does it change a woman’s time-use pattern and alter the gendered nature of household tasks?

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Investing in Worker Welfare Increases Welfare and Firm Productivity: Good Business Lab

By BusinessWorld / 11-Jan-2018

In an exclusive interview with BW Businessworld, the three co-founders of Good Business Lab, Achyuta Adhvaryu: Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan, Anant Nyshadham: Assistant Professor of Economics, Boston College and Anant Ahuja: Head of Organizational Development, Shahi Exports discuss the research of Good Business Lab and why it is wise for firms to invest in its workers’ welfare.

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Six Months In — And Here are the Six Big Things We Have Learned as a Social Startup

By Medium Blog / 06-Jan-2018

What are some crucial decisions a startup makes in those first 6 months? Here's a cheatsheet on gaining momentum and keeping your audiences coming back for more.

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The skills to pay the bills: Returns to on-the-job soft skills training

By Vox Dev / 16-Oct-2017

In a randomized controlled trial in India, the returns to a firm’s investment in worker soft skill training were nearly 250% after nine months.

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Worker productivity and soft skills

By World Bank / 07-Sep-2017

There’s a lot of talk about soft skills and how they might help boost productivity and earnings. Into this literature comes a neat new paper by Achyuta Adhvaryu, Namrata Kala, and Anant Nyshadham.

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An Experiment in India Shows How Much Companies Have to Gain by Investing in Their Employees

By Harvard Business Review / 25-Jul-2017

For many low-wage workers in India, basic skills training can be the difference between economic empowerment and persistent poverty.

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What Dolly Kumari Learned–And How It Could Change India’s Textiles Industry

By IndiaSpend / 18-Apr-2017

In 2014, Dolly Kumari, then 19, left her home in Jharkhand, to a new job as a tailor at a garment factory in Bengaluru. Today, Kumari is one of two assistant line supervisors on the factory floor, overseeing the work of 119 tailors.

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Productivity and Energy Saving Technology

By VoxDev / 09-Mar-2017

How can we increase output per worker in countries like India and China where it is particularly low? Anant Nyshadham discusses one way to do so: by improving the physical work environment.

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Grooming employees in soft skills helps improve productivity

By Hindustan Times / 04-Feb-2017

Workers with well-honed soft skills – time and stress management, problem-solving, communication and good teamwork – tend to work at better firms and fetch higher wages, says a new study.

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Training workers in soft skills boosts productivity: Study

By India Today / 03-Feb-2017

Workers with well-honed soft skills - time and stress management, problem-solving, communication, and good teamwork - tend to work at better firms and fetch higher wages, a new study conducted in India suggests.

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Training workers in soft skills boosts productivity: study

By Business Standard / 03-Feb-2017

Workers with well-honed soft skills - time and stress management, problem-solving, communication and good teamwork - tend to work at better firms and fetch higher wages, a new study conducted in India suggests.

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The hidden benefit of energy-saving technology

By World Economic Forum / 31-Aug-2016

Given the repercussions of rising global temperatures due to climate change, and the startling rate of growth of global energy demand, achieving high adoption rates of technologies that mitigate climate change is a key policy priority.

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