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While so much has been written about the COVID crisis and how life will never be the same again, there is little or no attention on a sector that is considered as one of India’s largest employers. It has been estimated that there are more than 3 million NGOs of all sizes and shapes that exist and that close to 30% of them will be shut down or rendered irrelevant by the end of this financial year 20-21. Read more about how NGOs can rediscover themselves and ensure long term survival in my article in the July issue of Civil
Year 2020 will be remembered for a long time as the year that challenged many of our established ideas, beliefs and certainties. The year in which the best of our formulae—for success, happiness, effectiveness—were found wanting. More than halfway through the year, we have far more questions than answers. The COVID crisis is dictating a new normal to all. Whether it is in the space of healthcare, governance, education, national economies, crisis response, finance, community work or just managing one’s daily life, everything has changed overnight. It is quite likely that there is no going back to the old and
The current Coronavirus pandemic has tested the health systems and economies of most countries and, beyond the general concerns on the development of a vaccine, all are grappling with two major issues: containing the crisis and initiating economic recovery. There is talk globally about the falling GDP and the impending collapse of the economies of several nations. Typical discourses are around providing bailouts, fiscal stimulus, enhancing social protection, and a relook at taxation policies. While these measures are immediately needed, one has to also ask if the current economic model is flawed and explore other alternatives. The narratives around the
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