Title: Tackling the menace of poverty by capacity building: case-based evidence on multi-sectoral partnerships in India

Authors: Geetika Goel; Meenakshi Rishi

Addresses: School of Management Studies, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Teliarganj, Allahabad 211004, India ' Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

Abstract: Various entities are taking initiatives to promote entrepreneurship and capacity building among the poor all over the world. This paper pays special attention to highlight the significance of effective coordination among these entities with special reference to India. We use a conceptual framework that models the efforts of the Indian Government, the private sector, and the citizens' sector in promoting entrepreneurship and capacity building. We build on this conceptual framework to highlight multi-sectoral approaches that recognise complementarities between the government, the private sector, the citizens' sector and the international sector. In this regard, the paper will provide some examples of successful multi-sector partnerships and emphasise the importance of such endeavours to the common goal of capacity building among India's poor.

Keywords: poverty eradication; capacity building; citizen sector; government; private sector; social entrepreneurship; India; multi-sectoral partnerships; effective coordination; poor.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEI.2012.051474

International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2012 Vol.1 No.4, pp.361 - 372

Published online: 19 Jan 2013 *

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