Global Journal’s Top 100 Best NGOs – an India Commentary

The Global Journal released its inaugural Top 100 Best NGOs list. I read about it in this DNA article which focused more on the fact that (gasp!) Bangladesh had beaten India in the NGO sector and thus, put a question mark over the hype surrounding the role played by the sector in the country. Bangladesh’s BRAC, which …

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Pratham’s Contributions to Indian Education Policy Debate

[Editor’s Note: This post is the fourth in a series of six excerpts from Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s Poor Economics, specifically from chapter 4 (on education policy) – Top of the Class. The first three excerpts covered the debate between the supply-wallahs and demand-wallahs. The fourth covers the strong contributions of Pratham (possibly India’s largest …

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The broad “canvas” for this blog

The tagline for this blog reads confluence of social startups & civil organizations in India. Before I outline what this blog will be about, it behooves one to define some relevant terms. At the risk of sounding redundant, I’ve included definitions from multiple sources. Social enterprises (broad definition): Social enterprises are social mission driven organizations …

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