The challenges of the world are not, at bottom, technical, but human in nature. To understand people and their motivations, to work with them towards solutions, and to build shared meaning together is to build a better world.
At each stage, our network of expert facilitators, researchers and technical experts work with people to solve problems, document possible solutions, and craft pathways to scaleable & sustainable implementation.
Vihara is an innovation and impact practice that works from ideas to products to systems to pilots to strategy and policy.
Services We Offer
Our interdisciplinary approach:
Ethnographic Research | Design strategy | Systems innovation
Convening | Innovation implementation
We use Human Centered Design to engage with people, communities, and organizations to create solutions which respond to their real problems, needs and aspirations for a better life.
Understanding the non-clinical risk factors and states of vulnerability that impact under five child mortality in Bihar.
Addressing the challenge of early grade reading, by supporting interventions in early reading, and helping them reach greater scale, impact and efficacy.
Bihar Innovation Lab
Facilitating innovation in the delivery of maternal and child healthcare services in Bihar and other rural parts of India through design solutions and impact pathways
Mobile Development Report
Qualitative research to draw out the broad contours of the social and economic changes that occur during the process of mobile phone adoption