Economic and Empowerment Impacts of Millet Enterprises by Women SHGs

E2IMPART project is funded by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) under the Swashakt program supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The full title of the research is Economic and Empowerment Impacts of Millet Processing and Value Addition Enterprises by Women SHGs in Tribal Areas of Odisha, project that is being led by the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich, in collaboration with Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (WASSAN) India, Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCDS) India, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, University of Kent, and Brunel University London, as well as various partner organisations in India.

The main aim of the research project is to generate evidence on the impact of services and support related to millet processing and value addition to female group-based enterprises to enable Odisha Millet Mission (OMM) further develop its strategy for promoting millet enterprises through women’s collectives. The evidence will also help inform the development of other government initiatives that aim to improve rural livelihoods through women’s collectives.