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Cities & Innovation

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

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.

Portfolio

Startups

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research & Awareness Building

Centre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, Ashoka UniversityCentre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, Ashoka UniversityCentre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, Ashoka UniversityCentre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, Ashoka University
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)

development orgs

AshokaAshokaAshokaAshoka
CBGACBGACBGACBGA
GiveIndiaGiveIndiaGiveIndiaGiveIndia
Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship & DemocracyJanaagraha Centre for Citizenship & DemocracyJanaagraha Centre for Citizenship & DemocracyJanaagraha Centre for Citizenship & Democracy
The World BankThe World BankThe World BankThe World Bank
The/Nudge InstituteThe/Nudge InstituteThe/Nudge InstituteThe/Nudge Institute

orgs supporting govt initiatives

E-Governments FoundationE-Governments FoundationE-Governments FoundationE-Governments Foundation
World Resources Institute (WRI) IndiaWorld Resources Institute (WRI) IndiaWorld Resources Institute (WRI) IndiaWorld Resources Institute (WRI) India