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Practicing Results-based Finance on the Ground In the first webinar on innovative finance series, we discussed what innovative finance means, how it can be deployed effectively, the two objectives of innovative finance – increasing efficiency of existing funds vs leveraging additional funds, and addressed some of the myths and perceptions around it. In the second […]

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Creating a Robust Ecosystem for Social Businesses: Challenges and Opportunities The success of social businesses depends on the ecosystem that is built to incubate and support them until they become profitable ventures. This depends on the complex interdependent systems, institutions, and networks that enable social ventures to flourish. While funders and investors focus on the […]

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Making Innovative Finance Practicable in India In recent years, significant strides have been made towards improving global social outcomes across access to health, education, and better livelihoods, thanks to the efforts of multiple actors including governments, foundations and global donors. Yet a lot more needs to be done in order to achieve the ambitious Sustainable […]

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Impact Measurement & Management with a Gender Lens A strong impact measurement and management (IMM) practice is central to being an effective social investor, and in recent years, several IMM approaches have emerged to address this need. Join this webinar to hear from AVPN member, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), on its work to […]

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Leveraging AVPN Deal Share for Creating Social Impact in India Whether you are a Foundation, Corporate or an Intermediary, a common problem that surfaces in the impact space is not how to find enough pipeline of deals but how to find quality deals and the right partners. Partnering with trusted organisations to help find these […]

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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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