Research and Studies

  • Engaged in field based research activities on various developmental issues
  • Expertise in
    • Monitoring and evaluation
    • Development and dissemination of training manuals and modules on varied subjects
    • Market assessment

 
 
 No of Studies  8
 Modules/Manuals/Tools Developed  16
 E Lessons Developed  28000 Hours
 Partnering Agencies 10
   

Monitoring Tool to Track Behavioral Changes

  • For UNICEF’s Behavioral Change and Communication program
  • Development of
    • Monitoring and reflection tool
    • Training module
  • Use participatory methods like social map
  • Coverage
    • Training of more than 100 trainers and key functionaries
    • Districts of Medak (Andhra Pradesh) and Raichur (Karnataka)


Modules on Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation

  • Capacity Building of Communities for Disaster Preparedness
  • Village Reconstruction and Preparation of Disaster Mitigation Plans
  • Ecology Management, Local Ecology Protection and Improvement for Children


Evaluation of Green Post Tsunami Rehabilitation Project

  • Project implemented by
    • Humana People to People India
    • Ecoventure
    • Practica Foundation
  • Evaluation focused on
    • Effectiveness of the implementation
    • Community participation
    • Knowledge gained
    • Sustainability of the activities
    • Gaps and recommendations


Impact Assessment of Watershed Projects

  • With National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad
  • Nodal Agency for states of
    • Madhya Pradesh
    • Tamil Nadu
  • Impact assessment of 45 watersheds in each state
  • Will include tools like
    • Schedule and questionnaires
    • Participatory methods
    • Focused group discussion


Market Analysis for UNICEF

  • In Kurnool and Warangal districts of Andhra Pradesh
  • Special focus in adolescent girls
  • Will act as a base for UNICEF’s upcoming skill training initiatives in Andhra Pradesh


Evaluation of NREGA in Chittoor

  • With district administration, Chittoor
  • Assessment on indicators like
    • Child education
    • Migration
    • Livelihood improvement
    • Health and nutrition
  • Activities include
    • Assessment of physical work done and people benefited
    • Assessment of community institutions like SHGs etc. promoted and their status
    • FGDs with different community groups including women
    • Pre and post analysis using PRA methods


Evaluation of Watershed in Andhra Pradesh

Evaluation study of 16 watersheds in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, for NIRD, Hyderabad Focus on

  • Effectiveness in planning the watershed works
  • Community participation and management during the project
  • Training and capacity building activities undertaken
  • Monitoring and evaluation systems followed etc.


Study on Access to Credit to Muslim Community

  • Study for Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA), Pune
  • To understand the economical status and the barriers in access to credit for the Muslim Communities in Maharashtra
  • Coverage – 4 district of Maharashtra , Mumbai, Nasik (Malegaon), Aurangabad, Parbhani

 

Civil Society Organisations in Bihar for UNDP

Study for UNDP in Bihar to understand the status and assess the capacity development needs of Civil Society Organisations in Bihar and prepare a comprehensive plan to address the needs. Salient features include:

  • Detailed study on the evolution, work pattern, level of commitment for assessing the needs of capacity building
  • Examining the core competency and capacity of CSOs in terms of human resources, experience, expertise, infrastructure, internal governance, transparency and legal sanctity.
  • To recommend strategies for facilitating collaborative interventions with state government and international development agencies
  • Preparing a detail project report for submission to Government of Bihar for possible funding support for a comprehensive capacity building plan of the CSOs in Bihar
 
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