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Scaling-up Social Organisation : The case of Pratham Infotech Fundation in India


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Articles
Publisher
Iim Indore
Publishing Date
01-Jan-2017
volume
9
Issue
1
Pages
68-78
  • Abstract

One of the major challenges for any social organization is how to scale-up so as to increase the social impact of its innovation and bring financial sustainability for itself. The present case study deals with this challenge faced by one of the pioneering social organizations working in the field of use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)in education to bridge the digital divide and improve the quality of mass education in India. “Pratham Info-Tech Foundation” has been working in the area of application of ICT in schools operated for unprivileged students in India. The case describes the unique strategy used by its founder, PremYadav and his team to achieve dual goals of achieving social mission with higher scales. The objective of the case is to identify the factors favoring scaling-up of social venture’s after an assessment of internal and external environment. It is a critical case of a single social organization which explains how a social enterprise can achieve scalability by implementing right strategies with the help of ‘SCALERS’ model. It also validates existing theories of scaling-up of social organizations.