Policy Lab India

India Policy
Leadership Lab

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

Ruichi Mathur

CEO, Pune City Connect

Raj Gilda

Co-Founder, Lend a Hand India

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

Programme Experience

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.

Key takeaways

Advance social investment partnership potential along identified milestones

Surfaced best practices and partnerships for capacity building and ecosystem support for the policymaking community

Project Funded by

The Rockefeller Foundation

Members' Experience


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.

Deepali Khanna

Managing Director of Asia Regional Office of Rockefeller Foundation

Knowledge Partners

International Innovation corps


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