Innovations in Development and Empowerment Alternatives (IDEA) is a registered Public Charitable Trust operating from New Delhi.
Our vision is “To provide means where all dimensions of deprivations and destitutions have been overcome for a dignified life.”
Our mission is “To promote the efficiency and effectiveness of socio-economic development projects in India through an innovative network of policy advocacy, knowledge sharing, capacity-building, research and exchange of expertise.”
Our objectives are as follows:
To conceive, collaborate on and implement various project proposals aimed towards development in aspects of livelihood, health, governance.
To carry out impact evaluations, preparation of perspective and theme-based area plans, SDGs, and research activities.
To promote sustainable enterprises (Farmers Producer Organizations / Producer Organizations) at micro, small and medium level, comprising the underprivileged, by means of joint ownership, equity, debt financing, leasing, hiring and such other means and mechanisms and by actively searching for investment opportunities.
To act as a catalyst in providing hand-holding support (GeM, Government subsidies, grants from other sources, mobilization of financial resources of the banks and financial institutions) to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to benefit the underprivileged.
To associate and provide all necessary support, guidance, training in the promotion of community-based institutions like Self Help Groups, Village / Block / District / State / National / International Level Organizations, etc.