Ajit Kanitkar

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Dr Ajit Kanitkar is a researcher and policy analyst based in Pune. Over a career spanning 35 years, he has worked as a researcher at Vikasanvesh Foundation, as a programme officer at Ford Foundation as well as Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and as a faculty member at IRMA Anand. He is associated with several civil society organisations, including his alma mater Jnana Prabodhini in Pune, as a volunteer. Ajit has published extensively, including four books on social enterprise, women entrepreneurship, and farmer producer companies.

Articles by Ajit Kanitkar

Group of Lambani women working on embroidery_SHGs_Wikipedia

May 29, 2019
The role of SHG federations
There is a tremendous amount of social capital that is built into Self-Help Group federations. However, given how they function today, they face a host of challenges. It is therefore time to reframe this idea and ensure that they become meaningful to the lives of the women they intend to serve.
Village woman talking on the phone

November 2, 2017
Technology for nonprofits: Caution against digital evangelism
While digital is useful, it cannot and will not substitute basic infrastructure and people on the ground.
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