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World Bank promises $3-5 billion for next 4 years for poverty alleviation schemes in India

Giving a commitment to help India meet its significant needs by providing finance and knowledge services in response to India’s request to increase support to the low-income States where most of the country’s India’s poor live, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Wednesday indicated an assured annual funding of $3-5 billion for the next four years to push development projects and poverty eradication programmes. Read more »
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Impact investing in India likely to grow at 30% annually

Impact investing, in which money is used to deliver social benefits alongside financial returns, generated around $100 million (around Rs.547 crore today) of capital in India last year and is set to grow at an annual pace of 30%, according to research by the Rockefeller Foundation. Read more »
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Impact Forum in Singapore Last Call for Scholarships

Scholarship application to The Impact Forum in Singapore, run by Shujog and the Asia Impact Investment Exchange, close on 8th March. Read more »

Grameen Koota raises $10M round led by Creation Investments

Microfinance firm Grameen Financial Services Pvt Ltd, popularly known as Grameen Koota, has raised its third round of equity funding, led by US-based Creation Investments Capital Management. Read more »

Applications Open for Two "Special Recognition" Awards Announced for Sankalp

DFID and the Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves have both announced special awards, of INR five Lakh and INR 7.5 Lakh respectively, to be awarded at Sankalp in April. Read more »

World Bank pledges grants for social enterprises

The World Bank announced the launch of 2013 India Development Marketplace and pledged $1 million in grants to be awarded to 15-20 social enterprises for their development solutions Read more »

Fourth Dasra Philanthropy Week: 28th February - 6th March 2013

Today Dasra launches their fourth Philanthropy Week, designed to be India’s leading thought provoking platform where prominent philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, foundation heads, and government officials interact, discuss and collaborate to solve India's most pressing social challenges. Read more »
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Securities and Exchange Board of India Registers Incube Connect Fund Under AIF

The Incube Connect Fund, sponsored by Incube Ventures Pvt. Ltd, will be accorded registration under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) regulation 2012. Read more »

Finalists Shortlisted for Sankalp Awards

21 social enterprises have been selected for this year’s Sankalp Social Enterprise Awards. Read more »

Dasra - Bloomberg Down To Earth Partnership Programmes Now Online

Down To Earth, the television mini series created but the partnership between Dasra and Bloomberg India are now coming online. Read more »