Three Interventions for “Going to Scale” to Address Poverty in Rural India: Reflections on Social Change Practice

Our premise is that social change practitioners are actually best understood as conducting ‘informed field experiments’ in the service of positive social change. The experimental nature of social change makes the practice very engaging but also very challenging. Since they are going together into unknown territory, social change practitioners and their entrepreneurial clients must be very resilient and resourceful and require unusually high levels of trust for the relationship to bear the strains that accompany large scale change.