Reports on Social Enterprise (available in public domain)


Reports and studies on various social enterprise sectors are availabe in public domain. Some of these are aggregated here for the benefit of starters / enthusiasts in this domain.

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Social enterprise sector

India Social Enterprise Landscape Report by Asian Development Bank

Promise and Progress: Market Based Solutions by Monitor Inclusive Markets (MIM)

Emerging Markets, Emerging Models by Monitor Inclusive Markets (MIM)

Profitable growth strategies for the Global Emerging Middle Learning from the 'Next 4 Billion' markets by PricewaterhouseCoopers

Creating value for all: Strategies for doing business with the poor by UNDP Growing Inclusive Markets Initiative

On the Path to Sustainability and Scale: A Study of India's Social Enterprise Landscape by Intellecap

The Management Gap by Intellecap

Assessing Social Enterprises by KICS-CWS (funded by IDRC, Canada managed by Villgro and CSIE, IIT Madras)

Growing Early Stage Social Businesses by Dasra (funded by IDRC, Canada managed by Villgro and CSIE, IIT Madras)

Inclusive Business Models by IIM Bangalore (funded by IDRC, Canada managed by Villgro and CSIE, IIT Madras)

Understanding Adoption Dynamics by CDF IFMR (funded by IDRC, Canada managed by Villgro and CSIE, IIT Madras)

Understanding Scale-Up & Commercial Success by Intellecap (funded by IDRC, Canada managed by Villgro and CSIE, IIT Madras)

Status Reports

India's Human Development Index by KPMG

Human Development Report 2011 - Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Innovation: Changing the MSME landscape by PricewaterhouseCoopers

Action for India by Dasra

Human Resourse

Understanding Human Resource Challenges in the Indian Social Enterprise Sector by Intellecap

Impact measurement

The GIIRS Potential by Intellecap

Measuring up by Dasra


Agriculture and Dairy

Ecoenterprises for Sustainable Livelihood: Decentralised Production of Biofertilisers - Azospirillum and Phosphobacteria by JRD Tata Ecotechnology Centre, M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation

Demonstration and Replication of Integrated Farming Systems at Chidambaram by M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation

Rice Biopark: Business Plans Feasibility Study by M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation

Crab Fattening: Alternative Livelihood for Fisher Women by M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation

Ecoenterprises for Sustainable Livelihoods: Decentralised Production of Trichoderma viride - a Biofungicide for Crop Protection by M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation

Food Processing

Food Processing in India - a SIDBI initiative


Appropriate Technology

Technology Development and Delivery Models for Sustainable Livelihoods by M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation


Communication and IT

Monitor Institute - Breaking the Ground: Using the Internet to Scale by Monitor Inclusive Markets (MIM)

The Other Tech Revolution by Intellecap

Grameen Gyan Abhiyan Partner's Directory 2009 by M S Swaminathan Research Foundation

Jamsetji Tata Training School for Leadership in Rural Knowledge Connectivity (JTS) by M S Swaminathan Research Foundation

Leveraging Information and Communication Technology for the Base Of the Pyramid: Innovative business models in education, health, agriculture and financial services by Hystra, Ashoka



An Inclusive World by Intellecap



Making the grade by Dasra

Girl Power by Dasra

Tribal Education by Dasra

Brand power in low-cost private schools by Intellecap

Affordable Private Schools (APS) Sector Analysis Report - 2012 by Gray Matters Capital

Privatisation in Education Research Initiative a nonpartisan platform through which different normative, theoretical and empirical positions on the privatisation of a range of education services are debated

The Private School Revolution in Bihar - India by India Institute and Newcastle University

Community Based, Information Communication Technology - Mediated Functional Literacy by M S Swaminathan Research Foundation

Sector Reports

Annual Status of Education Report (Rural) 2011 by ASER

State-wise Skill Gap Report by NSDC (mapped skill gaps in 20 high-growth sectors and the unorganized sector)

Human resource and skill requirements in the each sector/industry report by NSDC (mapped skill gaps in 20 high-growth sectors and the unorganized sector)

Taking Stock: A sector wide scan of Higher Education in India by PricewaterhouseCoopers, CII

Catalysing growth: Education Sector in the Northern Region by PricewaterhouseCoopers, CII

Higher Education in India: Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017) and beyond by Ernst & Young, FICCI



Lighting Asia: Solar Off-Grid Lighting by Intellecap

India Energy Statistics by Central Statistics Office, National Statistical Organisation, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India

Power Sector in India - White paper on Implementation Challenges and Opportunities by KPMG

Emerging opportunities and challenges: India Energy Congress - 2012 by PricewaterhouseCoopers

Access to Energy for the Base of the Pyramid by Hystra, Ashoka

Renewables 2012 Global Status Report by Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st century (REN21)

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2012 by Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance

Energy [r]evolution - A Sustainable India Energy Outlook by Greenpeace International, European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)



Nourishing our future by Dasra

Healthcare Vision 2018: A roadmap for Bihar by PricewaterhouseCoopers, CII

Touching lives through mobile health: Assessment of the global market opportunity by PricewaterhouseCoopers

Innovative Pro-Poor Healthcare Financing and Delivery Models by Rockefeller Foundation



Job Creation Through Building the Field of Impact Sourcing by Monitor Inclusive Markets (MIM)

Enhancing Employability by Dasra

Arts and Crafts for Livelihoods by Dasra


Low cost housing

Micromortgages: A study on the Macro Opportunity in Low-income Housing Finance in Urban India by Monitor Inclusive Markets (MIM)

Sustainable Technologies in Low Income Housing by Monitor Inclusive Markets (MIM)

Introducing Sustainability in Multi Story Housing for Lower Income Households in Urban India by Monitor Inclusive Markets (MIM)

Market Based Solutions for Affordable Housing in Urban India by Monitor Inclusive Markets (MIM)



Stretching the Fabric of MFI Networks by Monitor Inclusive Markets (MIM)


Impact investing, Venture Philanthropy

Investing for Social and Environmental Impact by Monitor Inclusive Markets (MIM)

Social Investment Manual: An Introduction for Social Entrepreneurs by Technical University Munich, Schwab Foundation Community of Social Entrepreneurs, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Exploring the venture philanthropy ecosystem in India by Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), Ernst & Young

From Blueprint to Scale: The Case for Philanthropy in Impact Investing by Monitor Inclusive Markets (MIM), Acumen Fund

More than Money: Impact Investing for Development by Center for Global Development

Impact Investments: An emerging asset class by J.P. Morgan, The Rockefeller Foundation, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)


Supply Chain

Lessons from the Last Mile by Intellecap


Water and Sanitation

Squatting Rights by Dasra

Access to safe water for the Base of the Pyramid: Lessons learned from 15 case studies by Hystra, Ashoka


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