Research Presentation

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Preferences for Household Portfolio, Social Security and Risk Mitigation Strategies for Low-income Migrant Households and Their Response to Unconditional Cash Transfers.

The economic impact of COVID-19 in India has been devastating and has disproportionately affected low-income migrant households. It has brought the lack of social security and risk-mitigating strategies with such households to light, and in this context, it is important to understand the changes in financial decision making, resource allocation, and financial priorities of such migrant households. With this study, the researchers aim to present a snapshot of the current household portfolio of migrant households and discern the impact that COVID-19 has on it, along with exploring the possible shifts in resource allocation priorities, household goals, and risk mitigation strategies. It will also gather the migrant households’ response to Unconditional Cash Transfers.


The aim of the study is to generate insights to inform future policymaking and programming strategies for improving the financial resilience of migrant households in catastrophic situations.

7th June 2021

17:00 to 17:30 IST


Ms. Aanchal Aggarwal

Research Analyst
Grameen Foundation India

Mr. Rahul Rajan Sinha

Associate Director – Client Insights for Impact
Grameen Foundation India

Mr. Gaurav Kumar Sinha

Associate Programme Manager
Grameen Foundation India