Promoting Excellence in Health Care 

Promoting Excellence in Health Care 

By Ranjita Biswas September 2022

The Utkrisht Development Impact Bond helps small private health facilities in Rajasthan improve their quality of maternal and neonatal care.

Developing High Impact Innovations

Developing High Impact Innovations

By Paromita Pain August 2022

Development Innovation Ventures funds and supports ideas that can turn into large-scale, cost-effective global projects with high social impact.

Blended Financing for Health Innovation

Blended Financing for Health Innovation

By Natasa Milas July 2022

Blending financing can offset risk, attract multipartner investment and scale up innovations for wide-reaching impact.

Culinary Connections

Culinary Connections

By Natasa Milas June 2022

Renowned chefs push their boundaries to create traditional Indian dishes with American ingredients.

Global Tastes

Global Tastes

By Michael Gallant June 2022

Ingredients imported from the United States inspire Indian chefs to create new variations of traditional dishes.

Promoting Economic Growth

Promoting Economic Growth

By ShareAmerica May 2022

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs has helped Tage Rita and many other businesswomen succeed.

Helping Women@Work 

Helping Women@Work 

By Jason Chiang March 2022

The U.S.-India Alliance for Women’s Economic Empowerment is helping drive the economic recovery of women workers and entrepreneurs impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Promoting Equality

Promoting Equality

By Jason Chiang December 2021

Who you are and whom you love is not a justification for discrimination, harassment, and inequitable access to opportunities and resources.

Trade, Investment, and Economic Growth

Trade, Investment, and Economic Growth

January 2021

U.S.-India commerce has inspired new firms and products and propelled our two countries to become technological leaders in the 21st century.

A Summit for Success

A Summit for Success

By Michael Gallant October 2021

The SelectUSA Investment Summit connects Indian business innovators with international investors and priceless opportunities.

Revival of India’s Small Businesses

Revival of India’s Small Businesses

By Natasa Milas October 2021

The REVIVE Alliance is facilitating the economic recovery of small business owners and workers in the informal sector, whose livelihoods are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Tech, the STEMpedia Way

Learning Tech, the STEMpedia Way

By Paromita Pain October 2021

Futuristic hardware and user-friendly software motivate young students to explore robotics and artificial intelligence.

Opening Doors to Financial Services

Opening Doors to Financial Services

By Michael Gallant September 2021

Northern Arc Capital, led by Kshama Fernandes, provides financial access to underserved households and businesses across India.

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

By Steve Fox September 2021

Women entrepreneurs in North India benefit through a variety of U.S. Embassy-supported initiatives.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

By Steve Fox September 2021

A hybrid-style boot camp led by U.S. Consulate General Kolkata helped women entrepreneurs tap their innovative spirit and grow their businesses.

Lending a Hand to Small Businesses

Lending a Hand to Small…

By Michael Gallant September 2021

Hardika Shah’s Kinara Capital supports underserved small businesses, including women entrepreneurs, through collateral-free business loans.

A Fruitful Venture

A Fruitful Venture

By Michael Gallant September 2021

Purnima Khandelwal’s INI Farms has connected over 5,000 small-scale Indian farms with food retailers around the world through an innovative “farm to fork” model.

Gender Equity Builds Better Businesses

Gender Equity Builds Better Businesses

By Michael Gallant September 2021

Research supports the idea that empowering women benefits everyone. A 2016 report by the McKinsey Global Institute stated that if every country could enhance the number of women in business leadership, the world could generate trillions of dollars in higher income.

Doing Business in the U.S.

Doing Business in the U.S.

By Carrie Loewenthal Massey September 2021

Vijit Chahar, a legal and business expert in the United States and India, outlines how start-ups can navigate American markets.

Spotlighting Women Entrepreneurs

Spotlighting Women Entrepreneurs

By Jason Chiang September 2021

WE Hub fosters women entrepreneurship via incubation, access to government resources, and the creation of a global collaborative network for women-led enterprises to thrive.

Investing in Inclusive Development

Investing in Inclusive Development

By Jason Chiang September 2021

Through investments and loans in key sectors like infrastructure, agriculture and technology, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation is helping propel growth and create jobs in India.

A Green Way to Hygiene

A Green Way to Hygiene

By Ranjita Biswas August 2021

Mumbai-based Aakar produces affordable and ecofriendly solutions to increase access to menstrual hygiene products.

Empowering Awesome Entrepreneurs

Empowering Awesome Entrepreneurs

By Steve Fox August 2021

The U.S. State Department’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs program trained women entrepreneurs in Northeast India to grow their ventures, raise capital and network with fellow business owners.

Investing in the United States

Investing in the United States

By Candice Yacono July 2021

Indian companies looking to invest in the United States have an ally at their side: SelectUSA.

Green Living

Green Living

By Jason Chiang May 2021

Sustainable bamboo fiber products created by Bio Craft Innovation, a Nexus-trained start-up, help reduce the use of single-use plastic.

Evolving Economic Bond

Evolving Economic Bond

By Michael Gallant November 2020

Business collaborations with the United States, which include sharing of best practices and expertise, have helped India transform into a force to be reckoned with in the global economy.

Designing Better Hygiene

Designing Better Hygiene

By Deepanjali Kakati April 2020

Saral Designs, which promotes menstrual hygiene in under-served areas through innovative technology and distribution models, modified its pad-making machines to make surgical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anytime Water

Anytime Water

By Ranjita Biswas November 2019

Hydrotec Solutions’ solar-powered water purification system provides communities with 24/7 safe drinking water on a pay-per-use basis.

Assessing Learning

Assessing Learning

By Burton Bollag November 2019

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Vyjayanthi Sankar’s Centre for Science of Student Learning aims to build capacity for high-quality assessments and research.

A Friend in Need

A Friend in Need

By Ranjita Biswas November 2019

Nexus-trained Gitanjali Banerjee’s start-up, Femtech Fertility Dost, provides women and couples a platform to talk about fertility-related problems and preventive solutions.

Engineering Pure Air

Engineering Pure Air

By Jason Chiang November 2019

Nexus-trained Schillings Air offers products and services to eliminate air pollutants, reduce cost and help monitor clean air.

Solving the Burning Problem

Solving the Burning Problem

By Michael Gallant May 2019

Kriya Labs, a New Delhi-based start-up, transforms agricultural waste into a valuable resource to make paper and biodegradable products.