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


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.
a woman dressed in green picks up mahua flowers off the forest floor-adivasis

July 22, 2022
Beyond the pandemic: The struggles of Chhattisgarh’s Adivasis
The challenges faced by the Adivasis are rooted in poor implementation of policies and laws, and continuous exploitation of their lands and livelihoods.
A woman harvesting tea leaves in Kerala-climate

June 30, 2022
The role of CSOs in tackling the climate crisis
Koyel Mandal, Chief of Programmes at Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, on India's climate change landscape, the role of civil society organisations, and the path to net-zero.
Inspirational quote that says "the sun is up, the sky is blue, its beautiful and so are you"-Nonprofit humour

June 13, 2022
Vastu solutions to social sector problems
Never heard your boss say ‘I value you’? Feel like you’re the only person without an impactful job to brag about? No worries. Vastu will show you the right direction.
Labourer standing behind a cart with sacks on it-migrant workers

May 31, 2022
India’s informal workers demand better working conditions
Migrant workers from Madhya Pradesh seek dignity of labour and accountability from the government and industry as they explore alternate livelihoods in agriculture, local enterprise, and more.
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
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