Tracking programs Digitising benefit delivery
Implementing data driven governance framework across India
Digital transformation of farm services
Promoting basic financial literacy using digital communication tools
"Today, we have trusted funders, partners (both private and government) & a strong in-house team who collaborate, conceptualize and develop innovative solutions for enabling direct benefit transfers, outcome-driven governance, financial inclusion, rural transformation, and agri-business development using technology. We conduct detailed research to understand and analyse factors that could result in greater adoption of digital services and as a result, help improve the quality of life for the poor.
There is no dearth of ideas and we know there are many challenges, but we believe tomorrow beckons us with huge opportunities." - Krishnan Dharmarajan, ED, CDFI
In the words of the Executive Director
India is well and truly into the Digital Era. At CDFI, we have a commitment to fulfil. We want to use technology for social good.
To make it happen, we drive multiple impactful innovations, partnering and supporting various organizations, including Government agencies and start-ups. Our innovations use technology to improve design, drive faster rollout and effectively track large Government programs. Our initiatives include an integrated agribusiness platform for farmers, low cost digitisation and analytics for rural milk collection as well as technology driven funding, planning and execution of rural transformation projects. Other major contributions include a digital platform that has now delivered over Rs 5,000 cr benefits for pregnant and lactating mothers and another innovation that sources funds and supports post-flood rehabilitation in Kerala.
In partnership with Govts, we now execute State-wide and district-wide programs that combine mobile and analytics to help achieve outcomes across health, nutrition, education and rural development. We are also helping the National Rural Livelihood Mission ideate and develop the next generation Data Architecture and systems for their nation-wide community-based rural development and livelihood program. We have just successfully designed and executed State-wide and district-wide digital responses to monitor and check the spread of Covid-19 virus.
There is more happening and in the pipeline...
CDFI-CGAP teams visit - Raigad, Maharashtra Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) along with the CDFI team visited Raigad, Maharashtra to understand how the CDFI supported innovation SUNIDHI is being used for rural development and transformation.
From Small To Smart From Small To Smart Empowering farmers through Technology