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Approaches and ideas that cut across sectors and counter the dominant narratives around us.

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Are our cities making us lonely?
Loneliness isn’t really a personal mental health issue. Instead, it’s embedded in how cities and systems are built and organised.
by Deepika Khatri | 5 min read

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Challenges with skill development programmes during the pandemic
Skill development programmes in India had to rethink their models to tackle the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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IDR launches first Social Impact Stars Awards in India
We thought it was time the development sector had an award ceremony of its own, so we decided to create one.
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Social Stock Exchange: What India can learn from global examples
While designing India’s social stock exchange, emphasis should be laid on ensuring independent leadership, ensuring scale, building investor and donor appetite, and developing a viable business model.
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Safeguarding access to justice for survivors of sexual violence
How can we support survivors of sexual violence in times of crisis?
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It’s time for funders to pay-what-it-takes
The chronic underfunding of administrative costs undermines the impact both funders and nonprofits strive for.
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Are our cities making us lonely?
Loneliness isn’t really a personal mental health issue. Instead, it’s embedded in how cities and systems are built and organised.

Caste discrimination: Fighting it. Ending it.
Yashica Dutt, journalist and author of Coming out as Dalit, and Ashif Shaikh, Dalit activist and leader of Jan Sahas, have a conversation about caste-based violence and oppression, manual scavenging, dignity, the Black Lives Matter movement, and, what it means to be an ally in the fight against caste hierarchy.

Challenges with skill development programmes during the pandemic
Skill development programmes in India had to rethink their models to tackle the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.