Gram Vikas has demonstrated pathways to address issues of poverty and underdevelopment. We have institutional strengths to rely upon, memories to guide our way ahead, and collaborations, old and new. The Gram Vikas Decade V Strategic Direction and Programme Framework builds upon our achievements, over 40 years, to consolidate and deepen our work with the partner communities and widen reach to new communities in the current geographies. Our work will continue to respond to the needs of the communities and be delivered at scale with quality.

The six pillars under the Gram Vikas Decade V plan will interact to manage the interconnectedness of development problems and their solutions.



The Walking Stick

“The hidden agenda was to address the problem of exclusion, but the open agenda was to see that people got quality water and sanitation facilities in rural areas,” Joe Madiath. Watch the Skoll Foundation’s interview with Joe Madiath on how Gram Vikas was built, 41 years ago, to find equity through water and sanitation.

Discovering design for equity in eastern India

The focus on sustainability has meant that Gram Vikas’ solutions are designed with a communities-first approach.

Building multi-dimensional, need-based and context-specific village community development interventions

The problems faced by our partner communities are not unidimensional or linear in nature, and therefore, any probable solutions we offer cannot also be so. Our perspective, understanding, plans and actions reflect this.

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