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Building Resilient Communities through Sustainable Agri-based Livelihoods Sustainable livelihoods in the agriculture sector, in times of climate change, is a daunting challenge faced by emerging economies like India. The collapse of the agriculture ecosystem would mean collapse of the food system hence it is important for agriculture development in India to be supported through a […]

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Inclusive Business Webinar Engaging the Power of Capital to Create Sustainable Livelihoods Lessons from South-East Asia According to the International Labour Office, nearly eight out of ten employed persons in Sub-Saharan Africa were in vulnerable forms of employment in 2015; 413 million were living on less than US$1.90. For decades, these individuals at the Base […]

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An organization’s most valuable asset is its people – their skills, individual identities, and uniquely lived experiences that employees bring with them when they arrive to work. When these attributes are harnessed, social purpose organizations can increase their impact and work toward solving the socio-economic crisis that matters most to them. But the answers to […]

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Inclusive businesses (IBs) in the ASEAN have the potential to create 1.8 million employment opportunities for those living on less than US$6 – 8 per day in the next five years.  By providing the Base of the Pyramid (BoP), which makes up more than half of the population, with a source of sustainable livelihoods IBs present a way that this […]

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High impact, NGO-led education interventions are often difficult to scale and sustain if they are not fully embedded into existing systems. Working in partnership with governments offers a clear path forward, but striking the right balance across various roles and responsibilities can be challenging. AVPN members Pratham Education Foundation and STiR Education – have significant […]

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Low learning levels in the schools in India has been a persistent problem that the government, civil society, and the corporates are equally trying to address. There is growing evidence that there needs to be a paradigm shift in the assessment methods for the children which currently measure retention ability of students hence giving rise […]

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There is a growing body of evidence that gender equity is profitable for investment and makes a strong business case. However, the role of gender while investing is highly contextual and can be different in different markets. In India, rural women lack access to services, opportunities, and resources including affordable finance. There could be exclusion […]

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ESG investing is a holistic approach to investing that incorporates critical environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis and decision-making processes. There is growing evidence that ESG-aligned funds perform at par with benchmark indices. Certain demographic groups such as millennials and women investors are asking for investments that are good for society and […]

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  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 […]

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Despite the billions of dollars that have been invested in the development sector, India still has a long way to go to raise health, education and nutrition indicators to reasonable levels. Being home to nearly a fifth of the world’s population, India needs solutions that have the potential to reach millions. The consensus that funders and […]

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Unprecedented forces of globalization continue to change the pace and scale at which innovation impacts the everyday. The role of social innovation has never proven more critical given the pace at which technology is used as a force for good. Yet, the task of being innovative is too daunting to rest merely on the shoulders of social entrepreneurs. Policy actors have an incentive […]

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India’s unprecedented urbanization has outpaced the country’s ecosystem building growth, causing drastic inequality across the land. There is a need to make cities more inclusive and responsive to change by identifying quantifiable and measurable challenges. Therefore, data collection needs to translate into useful insights for knowledge and product development. With the help of government agencies, […]

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