Research & Publications

Research has been one of the focal elements in 180DC’s understanding of environmental and status quo variables, generating purposeful and relevant insights.

Peruse to enlighten yourselves on different trends and Data points identified and presented to you by 180DC SRCC.

 policy Reports

Microfinance in India

Microfinance in India

Microfinance has always been one of the major concerns of independent India’s. It’s importance to the people of this country compelled us to investigate and dive deeply into this subject.

The Research and Analysis Department of 180 Degrees Consulting, SRCC conducted a thorough research on the different aspects of Microfinance in India, where we’ve delved deep into analyzing the status quo, did critical analysis of existing policies and provided policy recommendations that can go a long way in solving the problems of the sector and many other nitty-gritties of the domain.

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Data Reports

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 Research Reports

The Indian Startup Ecosystem

The Indian Startup Ecosystem

India is the third largest startup ecosystem in the world. The state of startups in the nation underwent massive changes in the past few years. An industry that was almost non-existent two decades ago, is today the forerunner of growth and development in the nation.

The growth trajectory of startup investments in India can be gauged from the fact that Indian startups raised $1.4 billion across 50 deals in 2019, a whopping700% increase from the year before

The Government of India wants to make the country a startup hub which is necessary to achieve its goal of becoming a 5 trillion-dollar economy. But due to the amount of risk involved in a startup coupled with legal compliances and taxes, people are apprehensive of going out of their way and starting a business of their own.

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Assessing the Impact of Covid-19 on the Agricultural Supply Chain of India

Assessing the Impact of Covid-19 on the Agricultural Supply Chain of India

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdown took the whole world by storm, causing a complete disruption in the lives of people and bringing all economic activities to a halt.

The outbreak of the disease had some serious ramifications for the Agricultural Sector of India, the powerhouse which is the main source of employment of the country.

Over the past 3 months, The Research and Analysis Department, 180DC, SRCC conducted an in-depth analysis of the supply chain of this life-sustaining sector in the wake of the pandemic, along with recommendations to safeguard against future similar contingencies.

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Impact Investing Report

Impact Investing Report

According to a recent report by the United Nations, the financing gap to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries is estimated to be
US$ 2.5 – 3 trillion per year. This acts as a testimony to the fact that the world’s development challenges cannot be solved by government funding alone and private capital is quintessential to bridge this fast widening gap. Impact investing is one such measure which helps to obtain a middle ground between the traditionally mutually exclusive facets of financial returns and social impact. This report provides a deep insight into the intricacies of impact investing with special emphasis on the education and agriculture sector. The report also proposes innovative financial instruments based on the models of hybrid-growth dividend mutual funds, hybrid REITs and mortgage lending which can be used to foster impact investments.

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Research Capsules

Red Queen Effect

Red Queen Effect

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”- Charles Darwin

In today’s fast paced world, we can’t be complacent or we’ll fall behind. To survive another day we have to run very fast and hard, we need to co-evolve with the systems we interact with. The Red Queen Hypothesis, states the same as the key to surviving in the ever so evolving, competitive space today.

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Market Signalling

Market Signalling

Tweets, blog posts, catchy stories and even memes – can be summed up well in one word – Marketing. But, what is that theory of marketing which governs this? Signalling.

Marketing is all about signalling. Everything we do as marketers is done in order to signal value to our potential customers.

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Analysis Paralysis

Are you an overthinker? Have you experienced utter confusion when given too many choices, often leading to faulty decisions?

“Think too much and you will create a problem that was not even there in the first place.”

This is precisely a situation of Analysis Paralysis.
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Medici Effect

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

“Innovation is the calling card of the future.”
~ Anna Eshoo

Incepted in 2001, Wikipedia changed the way people obtained and searched for information. Traditional encyclopedias that entailed huge costs took a major hit as a result of this change.

With information available at the click of a button, the concept drew huge attention and following, it’s complete free access being the cherry on the cake.

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Alibaba

Alibaba

“Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress.”
~ Li Keqiang

Founded in 1999 by Jack Ma, Alibaba group, with a market capitalisation of US$233 billion on the New York Stock Exchange, has grown into an internet behemoth.

Hitting the headlines with the world’s biggest IPO in September 2014, Alibaba group has been able to firmly establish itself in the e-commerce industry through social inclusion and financial participation.

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Airbnb

Airbnb

Long before Airbnb persuaded strangers to sleep in one another’s homes and became an industry disruptor, it was just an idea to earn a bit of extra money to make rent.

Today, the privately held company lists more than three million lodgings in nearly 200 countries. It is worth $31 billion, more than Hilton and Wyndham combined, and closing in on Marriott. Airbnb is an inspiring example of how two young entrepreneurs from San Francisco turned a simple idea into a multi-billion dollar company.

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