Chief Executive Officer, Kaivalya Education Foundation & Piramal Foundation
Looking back: In the last decade the most positive development in my view is that Indian companies through CSR and Indian citizens through strategic philanthropy are beginning to fund Indian development much more versus international development aid. In the previous decades international organisations supported Indian development a lot more.
Looking ahead: I would love to see this trend continue and for philanthropy and CSR to get more strategic and support improvement of government programmes through skills, innovations, audits and systems. The total CSR plus philanthropy amount is less than one percent of what government spends and so it must be used to leverage efficiency of government expenditure by 10-50 percent rather than creating parallel systems.