Smarinita Shetty

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Smarinita is co-founder and CEO at IDR. Prior to IDR, Smarinita worked at Dasra, Monitor Inclusive Markets (now FSG), JP Morgan and The Economic Times. She also co-founded Netscribes–India’s first knowledge process outsourcing firm. Smarinita has a BE in Computer Engineering and an MBA in Finance, both from Mumbai University.

Articles by Smarinita Shetty

A man helping another man in loading sweet sorghum stover into truck_agriculture in andhra pradesh

February 28, 2023
The changing face of agriculture in Andhra Pradesh
Repeated use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides over the years has resulted in poor soil health, pushing farmers in Andhra Pradesh to explore natural farming methods.
motorbikes and autos stuck in traffic-urban governance

February 8, 2023
Are citizens in Bangalore giving up because of poor governance?
Civic enthusiasm garnered during the pandemic has lost steam in the face of political fluidity and administrative apathy.
A globe with pins and threads interconnecting_philanthrophy

January 24, 2023
Lessons for philanthropy from the COVID-19 pandemic
Robert Rosen from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation talks about philanthropy's evolution through the pandemic.
a village in assam under lockdown during covid-19-mental health

November 16, 2022
Post COVID-19, a mental health crisis is brewing in Assam
Variations in culture and terrain at the last mile make mental health support challenging in the state.
a board game with colourful dice and miniature cars on a board_climate action

November 4, 2022
How do Indian states fare on climate action?
Aditya Pillai of Centre for Policy Research on why state governments are crucial actors and how empowering them can help advance climate action in the country.
Shelves at different levels

October 25, 2022
Case study: Everything you need to know to fundraise successfully
An in-depth look at what two organisations did to build their fundraising muscle, and the multilevel impact it had in less than a year.
A black and white illustration of Bill Drayton against a blue backround

October 18, 2022
IDR Interviews | Bill Drayton
In this freewheeling conversation, Bill Drayton emphasises that everyone has the right, and ability, to be a giver. And in today’s world where everything is changing, everybody can, and must, be a changemaker.
willow plant climbing up support_philanthropy

October 11, 2022
The missing piece in philanthropy’s quest for scale
Philanthropist Vikrant Bhargava on the need for evidence-led giving, why philanthropy must work in tandem with governments, and how the ecosystem needs to change if we want people to give more.
A woman with her back to the camera holds an irrigation pipe in a field_small and marginal farmers

September 16, 2022
Making agriculture viable for small and marginal farmers
Organisations such as SSP and PRADAN are demonstrating that smallholder farming can be made viable through simple and consistent innovation.
Women preparing organic growth promoters

September 7, 2022
Women in Gujarat confront uncertainties post pandemic
Women across the state share how hard times during the pandemic increased their focus on health, changed their livelihood patterns, and made their communities more frugal and watchful.
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