Sneha Philip
Sneha Philip Profile

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


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”
Reflecting on BRAC’s work in education, Erum Mariam emphasises that communities are the real drivers of change.
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.
hand on exam board-education
Philanthropy & CSR

February 6, 2020
“Philanthropy is not only for the wealthy”
Kumari Shibulal shares lessons from two decades of taking a hands-on approach to her philanthropy.
illustration-bezwada wilson-profile
IDR Interviews

January 23, 2020
IDR Interviews | Bezwada Wilson
A lifelong crusader against manual scavenging, Bezwada Wilson talks about building a Dalit-led grassroots movement to liberate the community from this practice.
People fallling into a net Illustration_mental health
Philanthropy & CSR

November 28, 2019
Mental health in India: Underserved and underfunded
Harsh and Raj Mariwala on taking a rights-based approach to funding mental health, the challenges of working with a range of stakeholders, and what philanthropy in India needs to do differently.
Illustration of Deep Joshi, PRADAN_Aditya Krishnamurthy
IDR Interviews

November 7, 2019
IDR Interviews | Deep Joshi
Recognised for bringing cadres of young professionals into grassroots development, Deep Joshi reflects on why we need to build a more fraternal society and implores us to reconsider how we respond to development challenges.
IDR Interviews

September 12, 2019
IDR Interviews | Stan Swamy
An activist and humanitarian, Stan tells us how people’s movements grow and are sustained in the context of his fight against the displacement and human rights violations faced by Adivasi peoples.
Anju Gupta

June 27, 2019
“An ‘us versus them’ approach won’t work”
How can the state address violence against women? How can you transform cultures and subcultures within an institution? IPS Officer Anju Gupta shares insights from three decades of working in the civil services.
still from Khichdi

January 28, 2019
Saas-Bahu reactions for your everyday nonprofit life
Merely rolling your eyes isn't a satisfying enough response to the things we hear as development sector professionals.
2 women and several young girls peacefully protesting
Philanthropy & CSR

December 19, 2018
IDR Shorts | Philanthropy’s role in rights-based advocacy
Launching our podcast series that distils new ideas and research. We speak to Ingrid Srinath in our first episode.
Xavier Dias profile_BnW
IDR Interviews

November 15, 2018
IDR Interviews | Xavier Dias
The oppression of Adivasi peoples in their own lands, at the hands of outsiders, led a young student activist from Bombay to spend the next four decades of his life fighting for land and labour rights.