Over the last two decades, the SLS project and now BIRD has been driven by a set of values that have guided all our work, team culture, and strategic pilots. Our six core values that are the foundation of Billion Readers:
Dignity: Dignity and inclusion are at the heart of team, process, and outcome. Every person has the agency to script their own lives and live their own dreams.
Simplicity: Simple solutions are the key to cracking complex problems, at mega-scale.
Co-creation: Robust solutions require users to have a decision-making role at all levels.
Coalition: The power to effect system change lies in a fusion of purpose, partnerships, and collective action.
Evidence: Evidence helps us find our North Star and guide our course toward it
Nimble organization: Success builds from a sufficiently small, flexible, and non-hierarchical organization around a committed goal.
BIRD Initiative, Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015, Gujarat, India