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Anjali Shivananda Anjali Shivananda

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The importance of data for policy making, interventions and impact assessment gained impetus at the AVPN India Policy Forum (IPF) 2018. With different layers of data being produced in India through national surveys, administrative and cell-phone data, there is immense scope to not only measure policy outcomes but also evaluate existing policies and identify gaps. Such an approach will help reduce the time frame that is normally required to implement, assess and amend a policy.

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Kavita Tatwadi Kavita Tatwadi

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At the AVPN India Summit 2018, around 260 social investors attended the daylong event. The summit had sessions around the theme of Education, Livelihood, Climate Change, and Nutrition. Eleven sessions featured 46 speakers from philanthropists, intermediaries, universities, and think-tanks. The speakers shared the lessons learned from the unique impactful initiatives of their organizations in the field of social investment. The summit ended with a Deal Share Live session where four SPOs showcased their impactful social programs and initiatives.

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January 8, 2019

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Naina Subberwal Batra Naina Subberwal Batra

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5 years on as AVPN’s CEO – and now, Chairwoman – Naina Subberwal Batra explores lessons learnt and what is still missing in Asia’s ecosystem.

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Kavita Tatwadi Kavita Tatwadi

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India’s impressive economic growth has left behind 70 million people who are struggling to access stable and sustainable livelihoods in the rural areas. Despite interventions, most solutions face a lack of relevant support. To gain a holistic picture of the funding landscape in India’s Sustainable Livelihoods sector, AVPN took a deep dive to understand the gaps, challenges, and opportunities.

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Naina Subberwal Batra Naina Subberwal Batra

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Talent management in funding organizations. Its relationship with action, scale, and impact. Lessons learnt at Salzburg Global Seminar.

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Amar Odedra Amar Odedra

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While fund management is a tough business in all emerging markets, Asian managers face an extra share of difficult challenges which include building strong deal pipelines, operating efficiently across countries, and finding sizeable sources of fundraising. How can these be tackled?

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Olivia Wang Olivia Wang

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China’s philanthropy ecosystem has been expanding rapidly over the last decade marked by the astounding growth in the amount of giving. Several groups of players emerged as unique drivers for the development.

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Eric Savage Eric Savage

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Co-founder & CEO of Unitus Capital explains how India is moving from traditional giving to strategic social investing, why it is picking up, and what are the challenges for philanthropic organizations to move from grant making to impact investing.

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Jenna Liang Jenna Liang

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While impact investing is on the rise, unintentional negative externalities have surfaced. AVPN member Synergos shares 4 lessons learnt in which Systems Thinking has improved performance.

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Fiona Li

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Member TrustLaw shares the top legal challenges Social Purpose Organizations (SPOs) face in their expansion and fundraising plans, and how TrustLaw is ensuring SPOs are legally protected through providing free legal assistance.

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Laura Barnett

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How do intermediaries in Vietnam build the ecosystem for social impact? Member LIN Center for Community Development builds resilient cross-sector partnerships for scalable and sustainable business development.

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Trudy Wang Trudy Wang

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Like companies worldwide, Chinese enterprises have awakened to the fact that social responsibility should be integrated into every business strategy.

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