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 Society magazine.
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Countries around the world are struggling with the economy slowing down drastically due to the COVID crisis. While lockdowns are being gradually lifted, one is still unsure when there will be light at the end of the economic tunnel. While there is no single solution framework that exists, countries including India will have to chart their own contextual response. Even before the crisis hit, the global decline impacted India and it was facing a decline in foreign demand and a drop of commodity prices. India was slowly getting locked out from global financial markets, began suffering capital outflows and was