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Alison Bukhari

Alison Bukhari 1 August 2016

Development Impact Bond year one results: What do they mean to the service provider?

Last week Educate Girls and its partners launched the results of the first year of our Development Impact Bond (DIB). For a couple of years now Educate Girls has been on an exciting but challenging …

Letter Alison Bukhari 1 June 2014

Championing the grant in India

I read with interest and enthusiasm the special feature on grantmaking for social change. The organization I work with, Dasra, champions the grant so I was happy to read that many people agree with us …

Special feature Alison Bukhari and Dasra 1 June 2013

Philanthropy in India today

India is now the world’s third largest economy. Despite the global financial crash in 2008, philanthropy in India has grown exponentially and improved in quality over recent years. This, believes Arpan Seth of Bain & …

Special feature Alison Bukhari 1 March 2013

The power of more than one

‘There is not much collaboration on the donor level currently [in India]. Dasra is supporting this unique proposition through its giving circles.’ This was the conclusion of one Indian Philanthropy Forum member in an interview …

Alison Bukhari and Dasra 25 February 2013

Key recommendations for growing the social sector in India

‘Firms die, industries prosper’ – this was the conclusion of Jayant Sinha of Omidyar Network at the recent Impact Investor Forum in Bangalore, run by Dasra and supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and Omidyar Network. …

Alison Bukhari 17 December 2012

Elephants, glorified accountants, gardeners? What is a social impact analyst?

The analogies and metaphors were flying around the room as a group of 85 social impact analysts gathered for the second SIAA conference in Berlin last month. The group included academics, philanthropy advisers, consultants, researchers …

2 Alison Bukhari and Dasra 12 November 2012

Sh*t matters

I’ve been talking a lot of sh*t the last few weeks – with various events conspiring to get me on the topic of toilets, sanitation and hygiene! Dasra decided back in February this year to …

Alison Bukhari and Dasra 19 September 2012

A legacy beyond London: can the Games inspire India’s girls?

As London launches into its post mortem of the Olympics and Paralympics and the legacy question rears its head, I have been hearing stories from further afield that tell of the Games’ influence in remote …

Alison Bukhari and Dasra 31 July 2012

Collaborating internationally to empower Indian women

As a philanthropy advisor in the UK with a focus on India, I have had a difficult year listening to the growing opinion that we should scale back our philanthropic funding to a country with …

1 Alison Bukhari and Dasra 30 May 2012

Support infrastructure for social enterprise – persuading the investor to be more entrepreneurial

Re-envisioning capitalism is a constant theme at the moment. As the global economy continues to reel from a financial crisis that seems to have no end in sight, people are starting to question what ‘traditional …