Sneha Philip
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Sneha leads content development and curation at IDR. Prior to IDR, she worked at Dasra and EdelGive Foundation, across research and diligence verticals, on issues such as health, sanitation, gender, and strategic philanthropy. Sneha also worked at AIESEC—the world’s largest youth-run nonprofit organisation, and was a founding member of a language training company in Budapest, Hungary. She has an MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and a BA in Economics from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai.


Articles by Sneha Philip


Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer playing their characters in Killing Eve_nonprofit humour

May 9, 2022
Navigating a hybrid work set up
Let’s not lie, we would all rather be in pyjamas.
An illustration of Aruna Roy, social activist, driving force behind the RTI Act and MGNREGA, and Magsaysay Award winner

January 26, 2022
IDR Interviews | Aruna Roy
Renowned social activist and a driving force behind the movements that led to the RTI Act and MGNREGA, Aruna Roy tells us what it takes to sustain truly participatory movements and why we must fight for our democratic right to dissent.
Violet Crawley (played by Maggie Smith), from Downtown Abbey, saying "Why don't I find that reassuring"-Maggie Smith Downton Abbey

November 15, 2021
Maggie Smith GIFs for annoying coworkers
Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to respond to the things you hear at work. Here are some GIFs from Downton Abbey that capture the right sentiment instead.
Illustration-of-a-dog-sitting-in-front-of-a-camera_Image-by-mohamed-hassan_pixabay

August 26, 2021
Honest answers to interview questions in 2021
Here’s what we think interviews during the pandemic would sound like if you could truly speak your mind.

August 10, 2021
Vaccines in a vacuum
Angry Ranveer-hdwallsource.com

December 14, 2020
WhatsApp responses we wish we could send
Seven things you would like to say to your development sector colleagues, but can’t.
Two children studying at Unique Child learning Centres in Dhaka

October 1, 2020
“You cannot bypass the power of communities”
Education programmes designed for low-income people often only focus on poverty. They must engage with the sociocultural and political aspects of marginality.
image of a checkdam across a river in Dahod, Gujarat-rural livelihoods

July 23, 2020
Routes to resilience in rural India
Four interrelated pathways to resilience that have helped rural communities weather crises such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
kerala snake boat race-collaboration

May 8, 2020
Lessons for future collaborators
Collaborative action has the potential to amplify impact, particularly in times of crisis. Here are five lessons from collaboratives that are responding to COVID-19.
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