Open Societal Development

A systemic method to resolve complex societal challenges with speed, at scale, sustainably.

Large-scale societal challenges call for a new way of thinking that enables rapid sustainable development. An approach that creates a shared infrastructure that lets every actor in the society to participate in social innovation.

Learn how Societal Platforms could create an environment that leverages the power of networks, and allows for the co-creation of solutions to resolve societal challenge.


Over 200 million children, many being first generation learners are taught in 23 official languages in India. How can we help re-imagine and improve access to learning opportunities for them?

A flexible, digital infrastructure can enable anytime, anywhere learning for a range of teachers and learners, across age and proficiency levels: in classrooms, homes, camps, and community areas.

The EkStep Approach

Rohini Nilekani, Chairperson, Arghyam and Director, EkStep Foundation and Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, EkStep Foundation, invite you to embark on an exciting journey of developing and applying the idea of Societal Platforms to enable open societal development.