Saahil Kejriwal
Saahil Kejriwal Profile

Saahil is a programme associate at Centre for Effective Governance of Indian States (CEGIS). Previously, he was an associate at IDR, and worked as an instructional designer at NIIT Ltd before that. Saahil has completed the Young India Fellowship, a postgraduate diploma in liberal studies, from Ashoka University, and holds a BA in economics from Hansraj College, University of Delhi. He spent his early years in Guwahati, Assam.


Articles by Saahil Kejriwal


The good place_everything is fine_nonprofit humour

August 10, 2020
A post-pandemic utopia
Imagine everything is back to normal. There is no lockdown, quarantine, or COVID-19. We are finally in The Good Place.
rajendra singh waterman of india_IDR

July 16, 2020
IDR Interviews | Rajendra Singh
‘Waterman of India’, Rajendra Singh, shares insights on how the availability of water improves all aspects of life in India, and why the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to bring about a revolution in the country.
man walking through an exhibition surrounded by plastic-waste management

July 15, 2020
This is the most opportune time for impact investing
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will see significant changes in how impact investing is approached. The crisis has also thrown up questions around the right form of capital and the right time to invest.
spilled indian coins_social stock exchange_unsplash

June 9, 2020
Understanding India’s proposed social stock exchange
Highlights from the newly released report on the social stock exchange—new funding sources, what it means for nonprofits and social enterprises, and how we can strengthen the ecosystem around it.
100 rupee note being handed over_CS Sharada Prasad_Flickr

May 6, 2020
Is Jan Dhan money actually reaching people?
A rapid assessment survey highlights last-mile glitches in the distribution of government cash transfers during the lockdown.

April 17, 2020
A TV show for every quarantine mood
Regardless of whether you're feeling the need for some laughs, or something tangible to be angry about, we've got you covered.
himalaya biodiversity-mountains

March 19, 2020
“Biodiversity may be the most critical science for our survival”
How we can solve for the climate crisis in India, and why the National Biodiversity Mission is crucial.
justice scales_social sector law_rawpixel

February 29, 2020
Enabling India’s social sector
The legal framework governing civil society is too old and complicated, and it is keeping the sector from reaching its full potential.
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February 20, 2020
“Prepare to be surprised”
Iqbal Dhaliwal, Global Executive Director of J-PAL shares important lessons he has learned over years of working with governments.
Dr Vandana Shiva-profile

February 7, 2020
Seven things we learned from Dr Vandana Shiva
From understanding the true meaning of development to finding inspiration in Gandhi—here are important lessons for anyone fighting for a cause, and standing up to power.
children playing at a borewell in indian farm_farmers

February 4, 2020
Can Indian farmers adapt to water loss?
A study on the impact of borewell failure on small-scale farmers shows that it directly leads to a decline in agricultural income.
picture of forest with animals-environment

December 12, 2019
The environmental movement has made a few mistakes
Vance Martin on how the Western paradigm of development is hurting India, and what it will take to win the fight against climate change.

November 25, 2019
Talk development to me
We tried to imagine what people outside the sector might say if they had to talk about their jobs the way people in the social sector do.
Dr Vandana Shiva graphic_AKrishnamurthy

October 10, 2019
IDR Interviews | Dr Vandana Shiva
World-renowned scientist and biodiversity expert shares invaluable wisdom on the overlaps between indigenous and scientific knowledge, and how both can shape national and global policy.
online donation_individual giving_rawpixel

September 11, 2019
Tapping into individual giving in India
While data suggests that giving by ordinary citizens is growing, there is much we can do to harness its full potential.

July 8, 2019
Finding a job in the development sector
The many emotions you feel while job hunting in the social sector, captured through moments from one of our favourite sitcoms—Parks and Recreation.
Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones

May 20, 2019
Game of Thrones characters, re-imagined (no finale spoilers)
We found a surprising number of parallels between Westeros and the social sector, and with the series coming to an end, we thought we'd assign the characters some new roles.
Lalsu Nogoti-gram sabha

March 21, 2019
IDR Interviews | Lalsu Nogoti
The remarkable story of an Adivasi lawyer and social activist who has led peoples’ movements against state development policies, and sought redress for human rights violations of his people in conflict-ridden regions of Maharashtra.
Pam from the office, looking down with her hand on her forehead

December 10, 2018
10 ‘The Office’ GIFs to get you through conference season
As much as you’d like to, you can’t escape conference season. The least you can do then, is attempt to laugh your way through some of it.
adivasi rights Lalsu Nagoti

November 12, 2018
7 of your nonprofit colleagues we met on Tinder
You'll definitely swipe right on number 5.
Fawad Khan adjusting his bow tie

September 24, 2018
How to ace your nonprofit job interview
Job interviews can be nerve wracking, particularly if you're unsure of what to expect. But we've got you covered—here are some tips to keep in mind before that next job interview.