* Think Change India has a very interesting blog post written by Melissa Richer, Executive Director of Ayllu, and Juli Huang, Manager of the Ayllu India Map. The map lays out the nine major scaling constraints and innovations that enterprises across sectors in India face. The map is a good resource for investors/funders that are interested in impact investing ($400 billion opportunity now and $1 trillion by 2015).
* Mercy Corps China released the September Global Philanthropy Information Exchange Newsletter. This is a compilation of articles that have been translated into English. Some highlights: Shenzhen was named the most generous city in China and NGO Incubator in Dongguan will be launched soon.
* Social Venture Group’s latest newsletter, Doing Good, was released today. Of note is the article on Yunnan, a province in China with many challenges. Extreme poverty, scarce educational opportunities, insufficient access to healthcare, HIV/AIDS, drug smuggling and lack of clean water are only some the issues the province faces.