SKOCH Group is India’s leading think tank dealing with socio-economic issues with a focus on inclusive growth since 1997. The Group companies include a consulting wing, a media wing and a charitable foundation. SKOCH Group is able to bring an Indian felt-needs context to strategies and engages with Fortune-500 companies, State Owned Enterprises, Government to SMEs and Community-Based Organisations with equal ease. The repertoire of services includes field interventions, consultancy, research reports, impact assessments, policy briefs, books, journals, workshops and conferences. SKOCH Group has instituted India’s highest independent civilian honours in the field of governance, finance, technology, economics and social sector.
Founded in 1997, Skoch Consultancy Services Private Limited is a boutique strategy and management consulting firm. We are engaged by practically all large and serious players who wish to do business in India related to our areas of expertise. We help our client base of Fortune 500 as well as leading transnational and Indian organizations to create, identify, assess and address opportunities better. Nearly 80% of large organizations from ICT industry who wish to address enterprise markets in India have engaged with us. We have an equally impressive client and engagements base in all our lines of practice. These include:
- Government and Public Sector.
- Banking Financial Services and Insurance Sector
- Security and Disaster Management Sector
- Power Sector
- Education Sector
- Information and Communications Technology Sector
Our strength emanates from years of primary research across India that has helped us create some of the most extensive knowledge repositories of best practices. These are found useful by the senior management of the users as well as the service provider organizations in our lines of practice and hence both find equal value in engaging with us at the senior most levels to get what they often describe as the 'touchy-feely, commonsensical approach of passionate practitioners.'This coupled with our track-record of having delivered makes us their partner of choice. Almost all of our large clients have been with us over the years with new ones being added all the time. Our engagements cover a host of best-in-class services that are further strengthened by existing working relationships with relevant stakeholders that are based on trust and our stringent code of corporate governance and compliances.
Skoch Media is a leading publisher of books, journals, magazines and digital and multi-media content. It is a part of Skoch Group, a Gurgaon-based think tank dealing with socio-economic issues with a focus on inclusive growth since 1997. Over the years, Skoch Media has carved a niche for itself with independent editorial stand, innovative presentation and relentless focus on socio-economic issues.
Skoch Media has published several books, including bestsellers ModiNomics – Inclusive Economics, Inclusive Governance. The latest release is Defeating Poverty – Jan Dhan and Beyond. It initially published books in association with Academic Foundation and soon started its own titles. Its publications are widely sought after among policy makers, think tank, academia, civil society and corporates. It has shaped many of the public policy dialogues. Authors and contributors list include who’s who like – Montek Singh Ahluwalia, C Rangarajan, Arvind Subramanian, Vijay L Kelkar, D Subbarao, Parthasarathi Shome, N K Singh, Bibek Debroy, Surjit S Bhalla, S S Tarapore, K C Chakrabarty, Indira Rajaraman, U K Sinha, Tarun Das, Isher Judge Ahluwalia and Y S P Thorat to name a few.
INCLUSION is the first and only journal in the country that champions the cause of social, financial and digital inclusion. With a discernable and ever- increasing readership, the quarterly relentlessly pursues the three inclusions through its rich content comprising analysis, reportage, features, interviews, grassroots case studies and columns by domain experts. The magazine caters to top decision makers, academia, civil society, policy makers and industry captains across banking, financial services and insurance.
Indian Journal of Inclusive Growth
It is a bi-annual journal that aims to spur debate on issues relating to inclusive growth. The endeavour is to facilitate better understanding of contemporary development economic issues that confront India and suggest improvements. It represents plurality of views from economists, academia, practitioners, domain experts and professionals.
Skoch Media publications have strong online presence, with a very strong following on social networking sites. Inclusion.in provides an alternate perspective and thoughtful analysis on current issues. It also provides audio visual content though its websites and innovates constantly to connect with you better.
Established in 2008, Skoch Development Foundation is an autonomous, policy-oriented, not for profit policy think tank. The Foundation has been established as a “Not for Profit” Company under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956. It does not undertake any commercial activity.
It is recognized by the Government of India as a “Charitable Organization” under Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The Foundation also qualifies for exemptions under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
The Foundation ensures transparency, accountability and adherence to corporate governance norms. Its main focus is empowering the marginalized and making inclusive development a reality by undertaking various research and grassroots intervention projects.
The Foundation lays emphasis on Social, Digital and Financial Inclusion; strengthening of delivery systems and ensuring a transparent, participatory democracy for bringing about a systemic change.
Its founder members have during the past ten years traveled extensively across the country to study, document and promote social, digital and financial inclusion. In the process, knowledge repositories have been created on what works — the best practices — actively engaging all stakeholders from policy makers and civil society to ordinary citizens.