#charcha2020: Regulatory Landscape for Nonprofits

As part of The/Nudge Foundation’s #charcha2020 convening, the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy hosted the track on Regulatory Landscape.

The sessions included  in-depth analysis and discussion of the best way forward for India’s nonprofit regulatory landscape and a vibrant development sector.

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the tireless work of nonprofits has been phenomenal. They have served as first respondersdelivering cooked food, rations, sanitation supplies and protective gear; as advocates for vulnerable populations, including migrant workers, daily wage earners, women, children, people with disabilities, transgender communities, and the elderly; as amplifiers of government schemes; as communicators on preventive health and sanitation measures; as mobilisers of resources, including cash, supplies, skills, services, and networks; as connectors fostering collaboration and optimising resources; as innovators in policy and technology; and as guardians of our rights and freedoms.

This much has occurred in spite of India’s fragmented, arbitrary, often disabling regulatory landscape. What needs to change to allow our social sector to deliver to its fullest potential in response to COVID-19 and beyond? Speakers delved into each regulatory domain, focusing on answering participant questions on India’s laws and policies impacting the social sector.

  • Mathew Cherian, CEO, HelpAge India
  • Noshir Dadrawala, CEO, Centre for the Advancement of Philanthropy
  • Priyadarshini Singh, senior visiting fellow, Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy, Ashoka University
  • Sanjay Agarwal, CEO, AccountAid
  • Ingrid Srinath, Director, Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy, Ashoka University
  • Dr. Sanjay Patra, Executive Director, Financial Management Service Foundation