What We Do

Social Impact Assessment

Identify key outcome indicators based on program goals that are measurable and strongly correlated to the success of the program . Assess program against expected program outcomes, understand what’s working/ what’s not and more importantly, provide insights on the “why”

Strategic Management Consulting

Market analysis and feasibility studies . Product proposition design & marketing (offering, cost, pricing, communication) . Delivery process design (channels, systems, people) . Feasibility/proof of concept via a pilot program . Implementation Oversight for program expansion

CSR Consulting

Define objectives and expected outcomes in consultation with the corporation . Identify appropriate programs and partners for the corporate . Design & implement the CSR program via partnerships with key NGOs

Our Work

Data-based Monitoring and Evaluation - Godrej Properties, CSR

Pro-poor Financially Sustainable Healthcare Models - Acumen Fund

Research Documentation and Creative Communication - Dharavi Biennale

Impact Assessment & Baseline Study - Swami Dayanand Educational Trust

Political Empowerment of Women through SHGs - Tamil Nadu Women’s Development Corporation

Impact of Asset Creation under MGNREGA - Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department, TN

Education Governance Policy Landscape - TeachForIndia

Disaster assessment and rehabilitation proposal post Thane cyclone – Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department, TN

Assessment of State of Electricity Sector in Tamil Nadu - In partnership with World Resources Institute

Research Papers

InsightsApplied started out as a small social impact consulting firm and has progressively been scaling up to undertake bigger projects, both for the government as well as non-government sector. The following projects were undertaken either on an individual capacity or as a team by InsightsApplied.

Study of the Micro Credit Crisis and Impact on families in Andhra Pradesh

This paper published by the London School of Economics (LSE) explores the various coping mechanisms of women...

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Study on Naxal Conflict in Orissa

This paper by one of the team members analyses the ongoing Naxal conflict as a ‘system’, rather than as a ‘contest’ between the state and the Naxals. By analysing the processes that generated the conflict...

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Authoring Position Paper on ‘Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Child Rights’, UNICEF UK

The objective of the study was to help UNICEF, UK formulate its policy position on the issue of the MDG’s...

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About us

We recognize that creating sustainable and scalable social change is complex. Even when solutions are available, accessibility, adoption and successful implementation are not always easy. We help you bridge the gap between research and action. We understand a problem holistically, and use insights - from the field, from your organization, from academic research – and help shape solutions which work.


With many years of hands-on work experience and an inter-disciplinary background spanning across development studies, statistics, economics, sales, distribution, and strategy, our team is uniquely positioned to provide holistic solutions to our clients on creating, sustaining and scaling social initiatives .

The Team

Anita Kumar

Co- Founder

Sneha Menon

Co- Founder

Uday Bhaskar

Advisor

Pritha Venkatachalam

Advisor

Sougata Ray

Advisor

Jean-Paul Faguet

Advisor

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