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Who We are?

Development Economics for Sustainability And Impact

Desai & Associates is a social finance focused research, investments and advisory firm helping funders, founders and policymakers identify and implement innovativesolutions to sustainable development challenges in climate, employment and inclusion. We leverageour inter-disciplinary expertise in development economics and impact investment, and strong partnership network with thought leaders,to help clients achieve their goals for growth, sustainability and impact, while democratizing knowledge and building market capacity.


What We do?

Desai & Associates provides thought leadership on development economics and social finance through academia and media, facilitates impact investment, philanthropy and blended finance in emerging markets focused on India, and advises start-ups, not-profits, foundations, investors and global organisations on innovative finance and development issues. Our goals are (i)To drive better capital allocation and strategiccollaboration across public, private and civil-societythrough targeted projects on major development problems leveragingour unique insights, network and inter-disciplinaryapproach;and (ii) To help deepen the global social finance market and its talent pool over the next few decades.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Higher Education, Writing, Digital Media

SOCIAL FINANCE

Impact Investment and Philanthropy

STRATEGIC ADVISORY

Climate Change, Employment, Inclusion


Our Focus Areas

Climate

Employment

Inclusion


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