Mapping Civil Society Initiatives toward the Development and Empowerment of Muslims in India

The Government of India has announced its commitment to work toward the development and empowerment of Muslim communities in the country. It is not clear, however, whether civil society organizations (CSOs) are in a position to begin the long-overdue engagement with development issues in the Muslim community. There is urgent need to map the kind of organizations that work with Muslims, where they are located, what kind of work they do and, most importantly, whether they are prepared to focus on the Muslim community in terms of economic, educational and other kinds of development. This grant will support a study covering eight Indian states with Muslim minorities of over 9%, as well as concentrations of Muslims outside these states. In addition to the mapping exercise, the project will result in an analytical paper on the nature, scope and scale of work being carried out, and an annotated directory of CSOs working on development issues with the Muslim community of India. The directory will be published and made available to the general public and policymakers.

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Project status


Start Date

Sunday, December 5, 2010

End Date

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


18 months

IDRC Officer

Singh, Navsharan

Total funding

CA$ 91,520


India, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia

Project Leader

Farah Naqvi


Sadbhavna Trust

Institution Country