Policy Research

Dvara Research is one of the leading financial systems policy research institutions. Its overarching strategy is to bridge evidence gaps with rigorous research, generate policy-relevant insights and bring together a constructive coalition to deliver this vision. The Trust conducts advocacy focused on identifying and addressing policy bottlenecks of scaling inclusive business models in specific sectors. It acts as an extended arm and sole beneficiary of Dvara Trust and strongly believes in the deeply transformative power of finance in unlocking the potential of individuals, households, enterprises and local governments.

Dvara Research has been part of several policy-making platforms in the financial inclusion space. It has worked with RBI, Ministry of Finance, SEBI, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India, PFRDA, NABARD, Ministry of Urban Development, among others. It was the technical secretariat to the RBI Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-Income Households. As part of their policy initiatives, they work on systemic issues that impact the financial landscape of the country.


Our Policy Initiatives

We envisage for the Indian financial system, a policy framework that allows multiple strategies and institutions

Financial Systems Design

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Household Finance

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Future of Finance Intiative

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Social Protection Initiative

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