IVDP: A Viable and Sustainable Model of SHG-Based Lending Lessons from Tamil Nadu

By: V Santhakumar, Anant Gangola, Subrat Mishra 1. Background The Integrated Village Development Project (IVDP) is a notable non-governmental organisation working in the Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, and Vellore districts of Tamil Nadu. This is founded by Mr. Kulandai Francis, recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award (2012). This organisation has its genesis in the experience and interactions... Continue Reading →

Alumni Story: Kena Holkar

Kena Holkar [MA Development 2013-15] Organization Name: Rural Urban Development Research and Action-RUDRA “Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people living life in peace” – John Lennon Journey so far When I completed my engineering in 2013,my idea of... Continue Reading →

An Intervention Succeeds with Sacrifices of People behind the Scenes

Originally posted @ http://aif.org/2017/02/an-intervention-succeeds-with-sacrifices-of-people-behind-the-scene/ By  Dharamjeet Kumar (M A Development, 2012-14) What are the qualities in a personality that can determine his ability to become an agent for social change? My professor whose words inspired me – and I have been using those words as light whenever I find myself in darkness – once said: “A set... Continue Reading →

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