Tanaya Jagtiani

Tanaya Jagtiani profile

Tanaya is an editorial associate at IDR, where she manages Failure Files, in addition to writing, editing, curating, and publishing content. She also supports the team on website management, recruitment and mentoring of interns, and external communications consultancy work. Prior to this, she interned at Coram Beanstalk, Samhita Social Ventures, and ActionAid India. Tanaya holds an MSc in Globalisation and Development from SOAS, University of London and a BA in Sociology from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai.


Articles by Tanaya Jagtiani


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September 29, 2021
‘Who determines what impact matters most?’
By incorporating participatory research into their programme evaluations, nonprofits can challenge inequality while also building more inclusive organisations.
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September 6, 2021
Affirmations for the development sector
Here are some mantras to get you through another day of working in social impact.
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August 9, 2021
Awards for good colleagues
Here are some awards to recognise your colleagues for doing the bare minimum.
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April 16, 2021
To fail is to have dared
Rohini Nilekani on how philanthropy can underwrite social sector failures in practice and what she has learnt from her own failures as an activist philanthropist.
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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.
Agents from Haqdarshak, an Acumen investment in Delhi, work in the community to connect eligible citizens to welfare schemes

December 10, 2020
“Discomfort is a proxy for progress”
Jacqueline Novogratz on how social entrepreneurs can navigate the tensions and complexities of working in social impact.
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November 2, 2020
What job descriptions say vs what they mean
Tired of cryptic job descriptions? Us too. Here’s a guide to what they really mean.
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September 24, 2020
“I’m giving you an opportunity to change India”
Shaheen Mistri, founder of Teach For India, on what it takes to build a strong brand, beyond the social sector.
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