Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)

The Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) is a pioneering institution established to develop the discipline of Development Management. The school aims to facilitate the creation of a cadre of professional leaders and managers for the development sector. These professional leaders and managers will make a significant difference to the impact, scale and sustainability of organizations working for the betterment of society and especially improving the quality of life of the underserved.

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Endorsers that Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) partner with


EdelGive Foundation

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

EdelGive Foundation

EdelGive Foundation is a Philanthropic Asset Manager and Advisory Partner to funders such as individuals, HNIs, corporates, institutional and foundations- both international and domestic, with a specialisation in multi- stakeholder collaboration. EdelGive’s unique philanthropic model places them at the center of grant-making by providing initial grants and managing funding from other institutional, HNIs and corporate partners. These grants are used for both the financial and non-financial growth of small to mid-size grassroots NGOs committed to empowering vulnerable children, women, and communities. Since its inception, EdelGive has supported over 166 organisations across 167 districts in 17 states of India, influencing commitments of over INR 6.56 billion in philanthropy.

On-going/Past projects

Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership

By Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)

ISDM will be an anchor institution which will catalyse the creation of an entire ecosystem, building existing leadership capacity in the sector and attracting bright young talent to study development management and transition into this space.

Education, Employability