Research & Publication
Catalysing innovation for social impact: The role of social enterprises in the Indian sanitation sector .
One of the roles of social entrepreneurshipwithin a national systemof innovation (NSI) is to generate and ensure effective adoption of innovations that address underserved needs. However, many such innovations do not achieve the expected social impact. Why? Our paper explores answers to this question by considering access to sanitation as a basic need and ‘toilets’ as an innovation for those who had no prior access to one. We trace the evolution of the Indian sanitation sector and then delve into the process of sanitation coverage in an Indian village.Download
On Incidence of Diarrhoea among Children in India : Can the Gordian Knot of Complementarities Be Cut? An article by Arijita Dutta, Gitanjali Hajra and Shyama V Ramani
Drinking water, sanitation and hygiene behaviour, referred to as the WASH variables by the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund, are acknowledged as the three main determinants of diarrhoeal diseases. But the impact of their complementarities on disease incidence remains understudied.Download
This September Ruder Finn created a coverage Report on School Sanitation. This report was based on "School sanitation project touches the lives of 15,000 children in Rajasthan".Download
Amul is one of the pioneering milk co-operatives which have made it possible for millions of marginal and small farmers to transform their economic and social condition.Download
In an extremely backward area of Orissa, one woman realized the dangers of open defecation and had the courage to opt for a household toilet. This awareness came to her through a camp organized by Gram Utthan under the FINISH Society programme. Now, others in the village are following her example.Download
Linking Sanitation with Sustainable Development- From toilet to biogas-the Vasundhara Dairy success story
Valsad District Cooperative Milk Producers' Union Ltd. known as Vasundhara Dairy is an organization which has effectively enhanced the life standards of poor, marginal farmers and tribals by involving them in the milk business. It has adopted a holistic approach where creating economic opportunities for poor have been linked to other essentials like, food security, health, environment and empowerment.Download
Shikhar Block in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh became the first ever Block to become Open Defecation Free (ODF) on June 5, 2016
FINISH Society, with the support of UNICEF and the District administration conducted three training sessions on CLTS in Mirzapur to initiate the ODF journey in Block Shikhar
Training Session on the CLTS Approach was held in district Pratapgardh of Uttar Pradesh.
Training Session on the CLTS Approach was held in district Jaunpur of Uttar Pradesh.
Celebration of World Toilet Day at Longaon village, Bhokardan Block at Jalna District.
FINISH Society is among the four nominees for the prestigious Sarphati Sanitation Award for Young Entrepreneurs 2015, to be held in November in Amsterdam.
FINISH kicks off the research survey with First workshop in Gujarat from 6th of July
FINISH film "Let's Make it Right" bags the Gold Award in Best Social Development Campaign Category of FLAME AWARDS 2014
Developing an alternate supply chain solutions for promoting Safe Sanitation in partnership with UNICEF, Maharashtra
Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya - Implementing school sanitation program.