Sustainable Livelihoods in India: Demand and Supply Funding Landscapes

Despite India’s impressive economic growth, there is still a staggering population of 70 million people who are struggling to access stable and sustainable livelihoods in its rural hinterlands. The growing urgency to address the country’s wealth gap has spurred rigorous efforts from the social economy – from the Government of India to social investors to an array of Social Purpose Organisations (SPOs)*. While this is a promising trend, one of the biggest barriers that prevent high-impact solutions from developing and reaching their full potential is the lack of relevant financial and nonfinancial support at their various growth stages. Recognizing this need, AVPN has looked into the demand and supply sides of the social investing ecosystem to identify insights and recommendations that can help develop the landscape within India’s sustainable livelihoods space.

The Demand-Side Funding Landscape Study identifies investment opportunities, challenges, and best practices from the SPOs’ perspectives.

On the other hand, the Supply-Side Funding Landscape study looks into the actors’ roles including corporate firms, foundations, impact funds, and intermediaries, to identify collaboration opportunities and support the development of their investment strategies.

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