Tag: systems thinking

How we built a health systems map

How does change happen, on a large scale and persist over a long time? How do we work on bringing about change and not be blindsided by its unintended consequences? These were the questions we were confronted with, when we worked with an organization working on community health in India. [...]
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Kudumbashree: A Network of the Poor

Women of Kudumbashree There is special kind of ‘network effect’ and ‘platforms’ we should be talking more of. ‘Kudumbashree’ was setup in 1997 as a poverty eradication and women’s empowerment program by Kerala government. ‘Kudumbashree’ (prosperity of the family)is the largest women’s network in the world. It covers more than [...]
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Self Employed Women’s Association

What is the story of SEWA? SEWA began as groups of urban poor — marginalized, disempowered, migrant cartloaders, vendors, rag pickers — who came together to ensure basic dignity of work and labor for themselves. It started in 1971 as a wing within TLA (Textile Labour Association), the then powerful [...]
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