LEAD at Krea University

We create Knowledge-for-impact with a mission to solve complex development challenges and enhance socio-economic prosperity

Solving deep-rooted & complex development challenges

Finding Solutions, from the Ground Up

LEAD (Leveraging Evidence for Access and Development) is a part of the IFMR Society, a not-for-profit society registered under the Societies Act. From September 2019, LEAD has strategic oversight and brand support from Krea University to enable synergies between academia and the research centre. LEAD’s founding body, IFMR Society, has a track record of 45 years in management and research in the areas of macro and micro economics, finance and management and is registered under the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 2010.

LEAD’s Approach

Create critical knowledge for positive change

Create critical knowledge for positive change

LEAD believes in the rigor of power calculations to capture accurate data, the potential of machine learning to understand phenomena, and the power of storytelling to change minds. Traditional and non-traditional knowledge can be transformational, provided it is used in the right context and with the right purpose, so it can be actionable.

Engineer flexible and impactful stakeholder partnerships

Engineer flexible and impactful stakeholder partnerships

Their philosophy is to tap collective intelligence as much as possible. Positive, sustainable change can only be achieved when outcomes are mutually beneficial and jointly created, by the individuals and organizations that live and work with the impact.

Groom knowledge-for-impact entrepreneurs

Groom knowledge-for-impact entrepreneurs

Creating impact requires a combination of talent, thought leadership, creativity, adaptability to learn and relearn, and a pioneering entrepreneurial spirit. LEAD strives to create an enabling cultural environment that combines the art and science of grooming these capabilities in their team.

Initiatives by LEAD

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