North East CSR Report 2020-21

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on communities all over the world by wiping out several years of development gains made in the past several years. The social sector and the government sector cannot alone undo the damage done by the pandemic. This is where the role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) becomes…

Policy Brief Draft: Consolidating Corporate Social Responsibility in Assam: Addressing Equitable, Sustainability and Investment Concerns [2011-2020]

Assam has been the best performing state in terms of CSR investment in the North East region (NER). This policy brief a continuation of the attempt of Council for Social and Digital Development (CSDD) and the North East Development Foundation (NEDF) and to start discussions around CSR spending and its role in development in the…

Advancing Digital Financial Inclusion of the Farm Community in Assam

Arapid assessment studydone by the Council for Social and Digital Development (CSDD), Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), and North East Development Foundation (NEDF), to understand the ICT readiness and capacities of the farm community in Assam towards ICT based financial education and counseling brings out key highlights. The study was conducted during September and October 2021,…

Moving Towards a Circular Economy

In the wake of a resource depleting global economic system, the need for a new system with effective resource performance has become increasingly important. It is in such a situation that debates and conversations around circular economy have been increasingly emerging. Circular economy (CE) is an industrial system, which is an alternative to highly extractive…

Bridging the CSR and Philanthropy Divide in North East India

On 20th August 2021, North East Development Foundation and Council for Social and Digital Development organized the policy brief consultation on “Bridging the CSR and Philanthropy Divide in North East India”. The keynote speaker of the discussion was Prof Mahendra P Lama, a development economist, the pro-vice chancellor of IGNOU, and the founding vice chancellor of Sikkim University…