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AVPN Marketing Team AVPN Marketing Team

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In India, 39% of children under the age of five are stunted, 15% wasted and 29% underweight. These statistics have severe implications, as they have long-lasting impact on future generations. Typically, young populations who suffer from malnourishment do not only fare well in school but also become stuck in a poverty circle.

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Ayesha Marfatia Ayesha Marfatia

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This article was originally featured on India Development Review (IDR).

Sustainable livelihoods is an approach to eradicating poverty that applies environmental, economic, and social equity principles to access and consumption of resources. A livelihood can be said to be sustainable if it can cope with and recover from stresses and shocks.

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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

Why It Matters

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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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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Krishan Dhawan Krishan Dhawan

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CEO of Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation addresses limitations in India’s present ‘electrification’ situation, and how the Foundation leverages on alternative energy solutions, technology, and policy frameworks to overcome these issues.

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Pranav Kumar Choudhary Pranav Kumar Choudhary

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Member Dr. Reddy’s Foundation’s multi-pronged skilling model has not only equipped youth in India, but also other key stakeholders, from employers to parents, to match skill-sets and overcome socio-economic constraints. Here are 5 takeaways on what it takes to scale skilling solutions.

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Jyotishmoy Deka Jyotishmoy Deka

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As a social initiative, Nebula Infraspace has designed a flexible and innovative housing solution for migrant construction workers to improve their quality of life.

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Zelig Lee Zelig Lee

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Around 200 policy practitioners and social investors attended the Policy Showcases at the AVPN Conference 2018. Here are 2 key takeaways from across 8 policy innovation initiatives.

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Meeta Misra Meeta Misra

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At the AVPN Conference 2018, collaborative funding was seen as a growing trend. A panel of thought leaders discussed the opportunities and challenges in developing successful collaborations.

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Rohan Sandhu Rohan Sandhu

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Scaling innovations in India is a complex undertaking that comes with fundamental factors. International Innovation Corps, University of Chicago, shares insights.

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