Over 90% of Indian’s 1.3 billion people live on less than four dollars a day. And yet while so many live in extreme poverty, the country’s elite continues to accumulate wealth by the billions. India is poised to become one of the world’s most powerful economies, but will remain one of the most unequal societies. The country that Gandhi and Nehru had envisioned is far from realized.
The next phase of development in India must take a drastically different direction, a direction guided by a new generation of Indian leaders who are willing to challenge broken systems, who possess an unwavering moral compass, and who can see opportunity where others see only challenges. Acumen’s India Fellows Program is providing the opportunity for emerging leaders to receive world-class training and collaborate with like-minded individuals so that they can be the change that India needs.