Amitabh Behar is the CEO of Oxfam India, and former executive director of the National Foundation for India. His areas of interest include governance and civil society, social action, and government accountability. He is vice-chair of CIVICUS, convener of the National Social Watch Coalition, and board member of the Global Fund for Community Foundations. Previously, he worked as the executive director of the National Centre for Advocacy Studies and co-chair of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty.
Articles by Amitabh Behar
March 30, 2020
“A pandemic is not a law and order problem”
The government has forgotten that COVID-19 is a disaster and that we need to mobilise all the resources we have. To do this effectively, it must create a framework that enables civil society to join the fight.
December 21, 2018
Social enterprise is eroding civil society
The emphasis on technology-based managerial solutions for complex social, economic, and political issues separates the problem from its context, and often does not engage with the larger problems of society.