Research: we work with academia, think-tanks and research institutes to conceptualise and undertake short and long-term studies on policy and practice, to expand current know-how, offer thought leadership and build evidence for policy-making and implementation at the local, state and national levels.
Advise: we work with impact organisations to map the existing landscape in a sector or issue area, undertake baseline studies, and build strategies and implementation plans for programmes, projects and initiatives.
Assess: we review and evaluate impact and performance of programmes, policies and initiatives for foundations, government and CSR initiatives.
Engage: we convene, co-curate and moderate talks, workshops and gatherings with diverse stakeholders to exchange information, share knowledge and galvanise ideas into action.
Educate: We build capacity, through workshops, seminars and class-room based courses.
Our work is based on rigorous research methods including structured and semi-structured interviews, focus groups, surveys, design thinking, and ecosystem mapping. We’re skilled at rapidly delving into a subject matter to undertake systematic reviews of existing data, evidence and literature, and construct or adapt theoretical frameworks and typologies, ensuring our research is theoretically sound.
The team has worked with The World Bank and IFC, SAARC Development Fund, Tata Trusts, Villgro, IDRC, Citi Foundation, Rockefeller Foundations, British Council, NESTA, DfID, Unilever, CII, Social Impact, Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), Ashoka University, Svakarma Capital, IFMR Lead, Yuva Parivartan/KSWA, Khemka Foundation and Observer Research Foundation.