Indira Patil

Indira Patil
Designation: Research Assistant
Indira Patil provides research support for the impact evaluation of the collective impact initiative for waste pickers in Bengaluru supported by the H&M Foundation.

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Three ways theories of change are helping evaluate a complex initiative to improve waste pickers’ lives

Urban waste pickers face several intertwined challenges such as low incomes, limited education, poor health, social marginalization, and domestic violence. In Bengaluru, India, 3ie is currently evaluating an initiative called Saamuhika Shakti, which adopts an innovative ‘Collective Impact’ approach to improving the lives of informal waste pickers. The initiative, just like the problems it looks to address, is complex.