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

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.

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.

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.
hand on exam board-education

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-profileIllustration: Aditya Krishnamurthy

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.
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