IDR’s mission is to advance knowledge on social impact in India.
Our editorial focus is on cross-sector solutions to development problems, cutting-edge ideas and real-world practice. We know that knowledge is only a part of the solution for any complex problem; but we also know that it is a crucial part. Therefore, we aim to publish substantive, well-written and thought-provoking articles in jargon-free language.
Our editorial direction is independent of any funder, nonprofit or partner relationship. We choose what to write about based on our collective judgement and experience of what will be most interesting and useful for our audiences. Independence, excellence and relevance are our highest priorities.
IDR works with a diverse community of contributors such as experts, practitioners, funders, researchers, writers, designers and freelancers. A large number of people working or investing in development in India consume, create or contribute to IDR. While we may speak in different voices, we share some core values.
We believe that the development community in India has a vast trove of expertise and wisdom on advancing social change. However, not all of it is accessible, locked as it is in people’s heads or within organisations. It is important to enable access to these valuable lessons, insights and decisions in order to move the field forward.
IDR’s guiding principles are based on our responsibility to the reader to produce fair, independent and quality content.
People and institutions that currently support and have supported IDR –
Ashoka Centre For Social Impact and Philanthropy
ATE Chandra Foundation
Axis Bank Foundation
British Asian Trust
Direct Web Access Litd
Dr Reddys Foundation
Hindustan Unilever Foundation
Independent and Public-Spirited Media Foundation (IPSMF)*
Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies
*Independent and Public-Spirited Media Foundation has provided financial support to IDR for the purpose of reporting and publishing stories of public interest. IPSMF does not take any legal or moral responsibility whatsoever for the content published by IDR on their website or any of their other platforms.