A project undertaken by Indian NGO Gram Vikas shows how efforts to solve a particular social problem can have a far reaching impact on an entire social system.
Water & Sanitation Innovative ways to improve access to basic human needs
The Aga Khan Development Network is empowering communities.
Gramalaya combines community mobilization with education and microfinance.
MHT helped launch a community-driven initiative to improve sanitation.
An architecture firm is helping bring modern amenities to Beijing’s historical hutong courtyard homes with minimal disruption.
Why investors need to integrate rights and accountability into development finance, and how they can begin.
A model of social entrepreneurship focused on market-based solutions and profit is threatening to crowd out more collaborative approaches.
Academic-humanitarian collaborations that mobilize rigorous scientific research can improve the effectiveness of aid efforts.
One of India’s biggest challenges is providing clean water to all of its 1.3 billion citizens.
One of India’s largest, and most intractable, challenges is providing clean water to all of its 1.2 billion citizens.
When designing and implementing exit strategies, nonprofits need to put the focus on impact and sustainability, rather than timelines and money spent.
aQysta’s Barsha pump aims to deliver water for agricultural irrigation without fuel, electricity, operating expenses, or greenhouse gas emissions.
While a national effort to eliminate open defecation across India still has a long way to go, a variety of local and regional efforts aimed specifically at changing behavioral norms are pointing the way forward.
Microfinance for water and sanitation enables people to find their own solutions.
Social enterprises in India are using restorative and regenerative, circular economy principles to address the deep-seated sustainable development challenges.