IMAGO Workshop with Seva Mandir

“Can Anyone Hear Us?”

This cry for help is the name of a book that has inspired a generation of researchers and scholars who seek to understand in a profound way the core elements of poor people´s definition of poverty. The research was published by the World Bank in 2000 by a team led by Deepa...

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Ideas, Evidence & Intuitions: on women and stories

by Surili Sheth Women in the world 0. It was Mother’s Day yesterday, which provides us an important opportunity to think about the staggering numbers for black infant and maternal mortality rates in the United States. Not only is there structural violence, racism, and poverty – but evidence strongly suggests that “weathering” over...

SRIJAN's Buddha Fellows in the field

Being a Buddha Fellow

By Zachary Gabriel Green An ambitious and innovative initiative of Self-Reliant Initiatives Through Joint Action (SRIJAN) is the launch of the Buddha Fellowship. Graduates of the prestigious India Institute of Management (IIM) are invited to apply for a two-year program that fosters leadership and entrepreneurship to address issues in the development sector....

SEWA Bens: Stories of Personal & Economic Transformation

This personal and profound narrative about members of the Self Employed Women’s Association is a part of a new series IMAGO is launching to bring the voices of those we are ultimately seeking to support into our story telling. Created, researched and developed by IMAGO Fellow and consultant Surili Sheth, who spent...

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Curious about what IMAGO has been up to lately? Check out our recently launched newsletter to find out more about what we’re up to. This is our inaugural issue, offering brief insights into IMAGO’s work, our approach to scaling up grassroots innovation, inspiring voices and stories from the people and organizations we...

Is Latin America Ready for the Technological Tsunami?

By Isabel Guerrero & Sandra Naranjo This article was originally published in Spanish in Semana Económica. View the original The pace of technological innovation is accelerating geometrically and it seems that we are rapidly reaching the world of the Jetsons. Cars that do not need drivers, robots that obey our orders and turn...

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Philanthropic Winds of Change . . .

Two important lessons that Philanthropy seems to be taking to heart By Isabel Guerrero and Faizal Karmali In November, the Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of Co-Impact, a collaborative systems change and scaling effort engaging large philanthropists around the world. Names alongside Rockefeller include Gates, Skoll, Wadhwani, Chandler and Nilekhani – and...

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The IMAGO Way . . . See Us At Work

IMAGO is thrilled to release our first video about how we work with grassroots organizations around the world. It is just a taste of The IMAGO Way, but we hope you enjoy this lens into our work. Our deepest thanks to the incredible filmmakers led by Ellie Walton, music by Mauricio Guerrero Jr. and...

Workshop participants engaging in how to scale up Early Childhood Development in Brazil

Scaling up Early Childhood Development in Brazil

By Isabel Guerrero Last week I was invited to work with Fundación Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal and the Government of Brazil to help them in the scaling up process of the early childhood development program, Crianca Feliz (Happy Child). The context was a week-long executive education course at Insper, for 100 government...