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Cities & Innovation

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Investment Strategy
Our work in Cities & Innovation seeks to enable individuals and communities to be informed, have agency and engagement on the issues that matter most to them. Our work primarily focuses on three pillars:

•  Civic Tech
•  Legal Tech
•  Urban Innovation

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Our investments and grants span the following themes

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Civic Tech

With India’s rapid urbanisation and a high proportion of the NHB now living in cities, we seek to develop equitable, resilient and self-sustaining cities where citizens can access and afford high-quality basic public services.

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Legal Tech

We seek to support the access to affordable dispute resolution and ecosystems where people are able to benefit from those resolutions.

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Urban Innovation

We also support innovations and initiatives that improve state capacity to deliver services and meet the aspirations of people living in cities.

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Centre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, Ashoka UniversityCentre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, Ashoka UniversityCentre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, Ashoka UniversityCentre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, Ashoka UniversityCentre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, Ashoka UniversityCentre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, Ashoka University
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Indian Institute of Science (IISc)Indian Institute of Science (IISc)Indian Institute of Science (IISc)Indian Institute of Science (IISc)Indian Institute of Science (IISc)Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)
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Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship & DemocracyJanaagraha Centre for Citizenship & DemocracyJanaagraha Centre for Citizenship & DemocracyJanaagraha Centre for Citizenship & DemocracyJanaagraha Centre for Citizenship & DemocracyJanaagraha Centre for Citizenship & Democracy
The World BankThe World BankThe World BankThe World BankThe World BankThe World Bank
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Village Capital: CivicTech AcceleratorVillage Capital: CivicTech AcceleratorVillage Capital: CivicTech AcceleratorVillage Capital: CivicTech AcceleratorVillage Capital: CivicTech AcceleratorVillage Capital: CivicTech Accelerator
World Resources Institute (WRI) IndiaWorld Resources Institute (WRI) IndiaWorld Resources Institute (WRI) IndiaWorld Resources Institute (WRI) IndiaWorld Resources Institute (WRI) IndiaWorld Resources Institute (WRI) India
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Research & Reports

Our LegalTech Thesis: Building contractual trust in India

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Our LegalTech Thesis: Building contractual trust in India

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Improving Governance Through Biometric Authentication and Se...

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Improving Governance Through Biometric Authentication and Se...

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