Policy Lab India
Cultivating Collaboration Between Social Investment and Policy in India
Highlights of the AVPN South Asia Impact Capital Festival
To deepen public-private social investment engagements, the India Policy Leadership Lab aims to enhance the collaborations of Indian policymakers and connect them with non-traditional allies. Emphasising action over theory, this platform taps into an array of human, intellectual, and human capital, and paves the way for innovative collaboration across local networks.
Social investment delegates
Women leaders represented
Our Core Mission
To empower public sector agents of change and to increase the states’ capacity in executing and achieving impact goals – and the India Lab creates a viable ecosystem for the policymaker do to so successfully.
The Lab aims to
Improve policymakers’ collaborations in accessing social investment for current and future initiatives
Build meaningful connections with key stakeholders through mentorship and networking
Challenges faced by Indian policymakers in achieving cross-sector convergence for impact
Policy Leadership Lab Alumni
Rai Mahimapat Ray
Deputy Commissioner, District Magistrate & Collector, Ranchi District, India
Co-Founder, Lend a Hand India
CEO, Pune City Connect
Policymakers strengthen their capacity by
Participating in well-designed opportunities
that engages with social investors and resources to bring partnerships to fruition
Deep-diving into the social investment landscape
to deploy resources and deliver innovative models more effectively
Navigating through rigid engagement parameters
and overcoming barriers for effective partnership, thereby enabling policy implementation at all levels
Diverging from traditional fellowship models, the 12-month India Lab programme takes on a practice-based and adaptive approach that is able to efficiently navigate policymakers’ existing and often rigorous agendas and schedules. Through various forms of resources and tailored opportunities, the India Lab ably fosters credible partnerships and enable policymakers to access the right capital for their initiatives.
Induction and Consultation
Induction and Consultation
1-2 brief consultations with AVPN to understand the context in which the policy initiative operates in, define the gap that the initiative is hoping to address and provide an in-depth analysis on the type and scale of resources needed. Induction Ceremony at the AVPN India Summit and Policy Forum to formally introduce policymakers to the programme and connect them and their policy initiatives to Selection Committee members and Knowledge Partners.
Resources and Member Mapping
Full Engagement of AVPN Ecosystem
Advance social investment partnership potential along identified milestones
Surfaced best practices and partnerships for capacity building and ecosystem support for the policymaking community
The unprecedented nature of 2020 has shown the importance of agile, responsive and innovative policymaking. We are very glad to be partnering with AVPN to engage with key selected policymakers and incubate their ideas to scale for large scale human impact through the India Policy Labs. Together we aspire to empower public sector actors of change to effectively leverage the potential of mobilizing private sector capital to advance policy initiatives for impact.
Managing Director of Asia Regional Office of Rockefeller Foundation