Insights, best practices and the latest research on what works and what needs to change across sectors including agriculture, education, climate change, livelihoods, and public health.

“My life has always been intertwined with the struggle for water”
A day in the life of an activist in Mumbai, who advocates for universal water access in the face of discriminatory policies.
by Pravin Borkar | 7 min read


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Why rural Rajasthan needs MGNREGA
Workers, unions, and civil society highlight MGNREGA's vital role in local development and women's empowerment despite problems of budget cuts, low wages, and corruption.
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Intergenerational resistance: A conversation with two Tharu Adivasi activists
Watch Ramchandra and Sahvaniya Rana, belonging to two generations of the Tharu tribe in Uttar Pradesh, speak about activism and taking the movement forward.
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How decentralised renewable energy impacts incomes and climate
The energy transition should do more than secure livelihoods; it should help them grow. Here’s how decentralised renewable energy (DRE) can help achieve this.
by Harish Hande | 7 min read
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We need to build a circular economy for India’s renewable energy value chain
By focusing on resource efficiency and reuse, circularity can benefit the environment, industry, government, and society.
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Does certification lead to sustainable forests?
India’s forest and wood certification scheme is expensive and won’t necessarily lead to sustainable extraction of forest produce or better forest management.

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