Searchlight South Asia 


Revisiting Roles in Education

Worker Migration from South Asia

Nationalization of Education 

Revisiting Property Rights for Slum-Dwellers

No City for Women

Customer Loyalty for Social Impact (This article also appears on the NextBillion website.)

Governance for Urban Empowerment

A Gendered Perspective on Urbanization

Uncorking Bottled Light (This article also appears on the NextBillion website.)

Redefining CSR 

The Sociology of Urban Migration

Financial Inclusion for Child Laborers

Food Insecurity in Pakistan

Potable Water Solutions for Slum-Dwellers

Healthcare Delivery for the Urban Poor (This article also appears on the NextBillion website.)

Demolishing the Korail Slum

Nepal’s Urban Housing Challenge 

Reviving Delhi’s Nullah Network

Urban Relevance of the New Budget

Building Child-Friendly Cities

The Politics of Infrastructure

Nepal’s Hunger for Energy 

The State of Education in Pakistan

Food Security for Urban Children

The Real Story Behind Urban Growth

Disaster Risk in South Asia

Being Elderly in South Asia 

Vaaradhi: An Urban Ultra Poor Intervention

Regional Trends in Urbanization (version of this article also appears on the Global Urbanist website.)

Population Control in Bangladesh

Urban Food Management in India

Chronic Poverty in India

Inclusive Housing in Mumbai

Promoting Feminine Hygiene in India

Urban Transport Innovations and Solutions

India’s Water Woes

Solar Energy in Bangladesh

The Implications of India’s 2011 Budget on its Social Sector 

Urban Housing as a Social Enterprise

The Intersection between Trade and Transport in Pakistan

Rainwater Harvesting in Bangladesh

Public-Private Partnerships to Improve Public Education in Mumbai

Universal Healthcare in India

Homelessness in India

The India-Japan Partnership

IDFC’s “In Our Hands” Blog Series: Universal Education in India


The Year Ahead

The Importance of Being Educated

Measuring Up

Model Student to Model Employee

Quality Control

New Classrooms

Go West?

Working Together

The Toilet Connection

The Malala Effect

To Teach or Not to Teach

The Mobile Classroom

How to Produce a Nobel Laureate

The Language Barrier

Beyond Profit e-Magazine


The People Problem

Top 5: Affordable Tech Solutions

Building Hub Spaces

Wheeling in Health

Top 5: Inclusive Employment Policies

Designing the Inclusive Workplace

The Disability Definition

Microfinance Misunderstandings 

Redefining Financial Inclusion 

The Future of Food

Igniting the Spark

The Museum School

Why We Measure Impact 

Harnessing Village Value 

Data: The Other Tech Revolution

Rainwater Harvesting in Dhaka 

Cooperative for Sustainable Development

Data: Lessons from the Last Mile

Rural Distribution Models 

At the Grassroots Level 

Data: The GIIRS Potential

Healthcare as a Social Business

Data: Toward a Healthy World

Egypt Inspiration

A Book for Every Child

Data: Empower Through Education

Partners in Public Education

Urban Transport with a View 

The Green Partnership

Data—Renewable Energy in India

Defining Poverty

World Cup o’ Shame

The New World Order

The IKEA of Healthcare 

Lazarus in Africa

Ignoring the Youth

Learning in Action 

Teaching the Entrepreneurial Way 

Data – In the SocEnt Classroom

Designing a Social Entrepreneurship Course

Talk About Homes

Data – Raise the Roof

The Social Venture Challenge Mumbai

Round Table: The Business Behind Livelihoods 

Data: Living Off the Land

Climate Changing Livelihoods 

Interview with Simone Ahuja, Founder of Blood Orange Media

Interview: Morgan Simon, Founder of Toniic

In Profile: 5 Investors Making Social Impact in India

By the Numbers: Today’s Impact Investing Industry

Talking about INDOvations (A version of this article also appears on the GOOD Magazine website.)

By the Numbers: Beyond Profit’s Social Enterprise Landscape Study

Book Review: A Fistful of Rice, Vikram Akula

Reading List: Water Works

By the Numbers: The Polarized Issue of Water Privatization

5 Organizations Tackling Sanitation Issues in India

Report Review: Sharing Experiences: Effective Hygiene Promotion in South-East Asia and the Pacific

BPO Opportunities as part of the Poverty Alleviation Toolkit? 

By the Numbers: The Power of the Missing Middle

Report Review: Catalyzing Support for SMEs