Impact India Fall 2015

The rise of India’s reputation as a center of technology innovation has in recent years been matched by the country’s growing reputation as a hub of social innovation, and now Indians living abroad are rising as a force for philanthropy in their country of origin. In light of this, The Bridgespan Group, Dasra, and Stanford Social Innovation Review have joined forces to create and publish Impact India, a magazine for philanthropists and social innovators targeting India.

By the Numbers

Case Study


Q & A


Q&A With Ram Shriram

By Radhika Nayar

Silicon Valley insider Ram Shriram is focusing a great deal of time, money, and energy on helping innovative NGOs improve K–12 education in India.


Q&A With Desh Desphande

By Katie Smith Milway & Jeff Bradach 5

Serial technology entrepreneur Desh Deshpande is taking innovation techniques created at MIT and using them to solve social problems in India.

Spotlight on Girls



Outsized Outcomes

By Priya Jha

With a sustainable program structure, skilled advocacy, and targeted technical assistance, Evidence Action helped pull off the world’s largest one-day deworming event.