Inclusive growth is a critical success factor for India’s long-term prosperity and public safety. There is no other forum committed to this cause as it takes a huge amount of inner calling, domain expertise, field research, community involvement along with linkages into policymaking to be able to make meaningful interventions. In an attempt to bring together enlightened stakeholders who can not only manage bottom lines well but also see beyond them, and envision a resurgent India standing the tallest in the league of nations, we have formed an association called:

“CAII: CEOs Association for Inclusive India”


The objective of the association is to bring expertise from industry, academia, practitioners and civil society to bear on various facets of inclusive growth of India including Financial, Social and Digital Inclusion. It would act as a think tank to bring felt needs up-front and focus on aligning policy and governance with the aspirations of India, better. Our guiding principles include ethical conduct, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and good corporate governance.

In pursuance of these objectives, CAII has formed the following National Missions:

  • National Mission on Defeating Poverty
  • National Mission on Smart Governance
  • National Mission on Smart Cities, Infrastructure and DMIC
  • National Mission on SME Enablement
  • National Mission on Federalism
  • National Mission on e-Economy
  • National Misison on Insurance and Social Security
  • National Mission on Sanitation

How is CAII different

  • Draws from the experience of practitioners, fieldworkers, academia, online communities and knowledge bank of Skoch Development Foundation
  • Brings felt-needs to public policy
    - felt-needs v/s gut-feel
  • Inputs to policy based on primary and field research
    - knowledge management approach v/s event management approach
  • Multi-stakeholder representation as a collective rather than a charter of demands coming from vendors
    - Inclusive agenda v/s pursuing vendor agenda
  • Inclusive approach in practice too
     - Inclusive approach v/s vendor’s approach
  • Public policy advocacy v/s lobbying