At TRI we are committed to transforming the most vulnerable, bottom 100,000 villages in India into self-sustaining, flourishing localities.
The huge gap between rural and urban development engulfs a significant portion of our nation, creating a “stranded” India. Devoid of opportunities and overlooked, this India is trapped in a vicious cycle of multi-dimensional poverty for millions and millions of people. Attempts at development remain patchy and partial.
We envision a future where everyone enjoys the benefits of health, nourishment, education and empowerment. Where people from all sections of society – women, Dalits, tribals and religious minorities – have a voice and say in local decision making and shaping their future. We want to help people gain a life of fulfillment and well-being that transcends mere survival.
We are committed to ensuring enduring impact. We want to foster intergenerational mobility that reshapes the trajectory of countless lives of children and the unborn in rural india
We believe progress is not just for a select few model villages. We believe progress must extend to the most remote villages so that no community is left behind.
Long term success is driven by self-determined actions and aspirations. By empowering and equipping people to lead their transformation, we can create the foundation for self-sufficiency.
In a sector where planning and reporting is the norm, we prioritise action and outcomes. We are determined to see results – reflected in the transformed lives of rural Indians.
Owned and driven by community leadership and self-sufficiency as the way forward
Through a whole-of-society approach, bringing societal actors together towards a shared vision, integrating markets and public systems
We know there is not a single “silver bullet” solution to ending poverty and creating equal opportunities. Many levers of society need to be pulled to create lasting change. The Thoughtful Tarakki model drives transformation through better rural livelihoods, education, healthcare and sanitation by involving the community, the government and the marketplace.
It requires building a strong and resilient gender-just community, with voice, action and leadership in development governance. It means investing in local skills and capacities, local institutions, local businesses and rural entrepreneurs to meet their aspirations and spur economic growth. It means investing in infrastructure and public services that provide basic needs. It involves building partnerships with the private ecosystem for innovation and growth.