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Consultancy Expertise and Assignments

The staff of the organisation are well qualified and have the following skills relevant to the development sector with which they carry out consultancy projects for various international and national development organisations –

  • Overall design, conduct, analysis and reporting of research projects.
  • Design, conduct, and reporting of impact assessment studies using LFA
  • Design of Management Information Systems using MS Access software.
  • Formulation of project proposals using Logical Framework Analysis.
  • Statistical Analysis with the use of SPSS software.
  • Analysis of Remote Sensing Images through the use of GIS software.
  • Conduct, analysis and reporting of Quantitative Participatory Assessments.
  • Conduct, analysis and reporting of Participatory Rural Appraisals.
  • Formulation of Micro-plans for Community Development.
  • Implementation of Community Development Projects.
  • Conduct of Trainings in Community Organisation and Local Governance.
  • Organisation of Human Rights Campaigns and Public Interest Litigation.

The organisation has used these skills to execute the following research projects –

The Consultancy Projects Executed by the Organisation

2013. Preparation of survey tools and data analysis for International Migrant Reintegration Research for Development and Justice Initiative funded by High Commission of the United Kingdom, New Delhi.

2013. Training of Tribal Youth in Advocacy and Development for  Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan funded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Government of India.

2012. Preparation of Background paper on Status of Implementation of Millennium Development Goals in India and the Post 2015 Development Framework for United Nations Millennium Campaign funded by Commonwealth Foundation, London.

2012. Survey of Forest Rights Act Implementation in Alirajpur District of Madhya Pradesh for VIKSAT, Ahmedabad.

2011. Preparation of case studies of Elected Women’s Representatives of Panchayati Raj in Rajasthan for The Hunger Project, Delhi.

2011. Impact Study of Development work done by the NGO SAMPARK in Jhabua district funded by SAMPARK, Jhabua.

2011. Statistical Analysis of National Dalit Women’s Resource Access Survey conducted by Saathi All for Partnership funded by Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, GoI.

2011.  Preparation of a perspective plan for mass mobilisation and advocacy in Madhya Pradesh for Madhyanchal Forum funded by Churches Auxiliary for Social Action, New Delhi.

2011. Content and Style editing of Report of Civil Society Consultations on the Approach Paper to the Twelfth Five Year Plan for Wada Na Toro Abhiyan, Delhi funded by United Nations Development Programme.

2011. Analysis and Report on Devolution and Infrastructure for State of Panchayat Reports 2011 for Natural Resource Managment Pvt. Ltd Delhi funded by Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government  of India.

2011.  Design of Baseline Survey of Dalits in Uttar Pradesh for Gender At Work, Delhi.

2010. Impact Study of Natural Resource Management and Livelihoods Project being implemented by Samrakshan Trust, Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh, funded by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Mumbai.

2010. Preparation of a perspective plan for the all round development of adivasis in Mhow Tehsil of Indore district in Madhya Pradesh for Concept Society funded by Churches Auxiliary for Social Action, New Delhi.

2010.  Analysis of Baseline Survey data of Save the Children Bal Raksha, Jaipur, funded by Department For International Development, United Kingdom.

2010. Situational Analysis of Forestdwellers’ Rights in Ranthambhor National Park for ARAVALI, Rajasthan.

2010. Situational Analysis of Water Management in Indore City for Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development, Delhi, funded by Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust, Mumbai.

2010. Statistical Analysis and Report of Tribal Migrant Workers in Alirajpur district for Dhas Gramin Vikas Kendra funded by Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust, Mumbai.

2009. Statistical Analysis of Secondary Education Management Information System and Preparation of Perspective Plan for Bihar for Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan of Ministry of Human Development, Government of India funded by Department For International Development, United Kingdom.

2009. Design and Coordination of a 14 day Human Development Workshop for Masters level students at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai funded by United Nations Development Programme, New Delhi.

2009. Research and report based on survey of Migrant Tribal Labourers in Surat district of Gujarat for Prayas Udaipur funded by Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust, Mumbai.

2009. Research and report on Mapping of the Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas Act in Chhattisgarh for The Hunger Project, New Delhi.

2009. Statistical analysis and report on characteristics of elected women representative co-learners for Aagaz Foundation, New Delhi.

2009. Design of a Poverty Research Strategy for Madhya Pradesh State Planning Commission as part of a team from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research Mumbai funded by United Nations Development Programme.

2008. Design and Coordination of a 14 day Human Development Workshop for Masters level students at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai funded by United Nations Development Programme, New Delhi.

2008. Statistical Analysis and Report of Tribal Migrant Workers in Alirajpur district for Dhas Gramin Vikas Kendra funded by Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust, Mumbai.

2008. Impact Assessment of Community Action Project of Prayas Chittorgarh funded by Action Aid India, New Delhi.

2008. Preparation of a perspective plan for the all round development of farmers in Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh for Concept Society funded by Suzlon Energy, Pune.

2008. Impact Assessment of Sustainable Rural Development Project of Bharatiya Gramin Mahila Sangh Indore funded by Churches Auxiliary for Social Action, New Delhi.

2008. Impact Assessment of Debt Relief Campaign of Sampark Society Jhabua funded by Churches Auxiliary for Social Action, New Delhi.

2008. Statistical Analysis and report based on survey of women panchayat candidates of the Assam Panchayat Elections 2007-08 for The Hunger Project, New Delhi.

2008. Statistical Analysis and report based on survey of women panchayat representative co-learners of the Udaipur Academy for The Aagaz Foundation, New Delhi.

2008. Study of Integrated Water Resource Management in the Maan river sub-basin of the Narmada river for Society for Promotion of Wasteland Development, Delhi, funded by Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust, Mumbai.

2007. Situation Analysis of the Narmada River Basin for Society for Promotion of Wasteland Development, Delhi, funded by Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust, Mumbai.

2007. Statistical Analysis and report based on survey of women panchayat representatives for The Aagaz Foundation, New Delhi.

2007. Statistical Analysis and writing of Report based on case studies of gender violence during Bihar Panchayat Elections 2006 for The Aagaz Foundation, New Delhi.

2007. Writing of Country Papers for countries in South Asia for The Aagaz Foundation, New Delhi.

2007. Statistical Analysis of Survey of Women Candidates of Bihar Panchayat Elections 2006 conducted by The Hunger Project, Delhi.

2007. Statistical Analysis of Management Information System data of Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, funded by European Union.

2007. Impact Study of Samrakshan Trust, Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh, funded by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Mumbai.

2006. Human Development Assessment and Perspective Plan Preparation for Sampark, Jhabua funded by Christian Children’s Fund, USA.

2006. Preparation and Conduct of Training for Grassroots Workers for Action Aid, Bhopal.

2006. Impact Study of Bharatiya Grameen Mahila Sangh, Indore funded by Christian Children’s Fund, USA.

2005. Preparation of a perspective plan for the all round development of adivasis in Sardarpur Tehsil of Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh funded by Christian Children’s Fund, USA.

2005. Survey and analysis of indebtedness of adivasis due to faulty development in Petlawad Tehsil of Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh supported by Action Aid, Bhopal.

2004 – continuing. Documentation and propagation of Bhili indigenous folklore and cultural practices supported by the Ashoka Foundation, USA.

2004. The Madhya Pradesh Component of the Research into Gainers and Losers in Watershed Development conducted under the aegis of the World Bank.

2004. A Review of the Non-Party Political Process in Madhya Pradesh for Centre for Study of Developing Societies, Delhi funded by The Ford Foundation, Delhi.

2003-4. The Madhya Pradesh Component of the Livestock-Environment-Livelihoods Interactions in Semi-Arid Watersheds Research that was conducted by International Water Management Institute, Colombo.

2001-2. A Study of the Influence of Moneylenders in Informal Rural Financial Markets in the Adivasi Populated Regions of Western Madhya Pradesh for the Department of Economic Analysis and Research, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mumbai.

2000. A preliminary evaluation report of various rural development initiatives carried out by Oxfam India in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh as a prelude to formulating a comprehensive development plan for Oxfam India Trust.

1997-98. Research cum Action oriented project to increase awareness of gender and reproductive rights and access to reproductive health services among Bhil adivasi women in Khargone and Dewas districts of Madhya Pradesh for the John D and Catherine T Macarthur Foundation, Chicago, USA.  Findings published in various journals and also as a report entitled – “ Felicitating Kansari : Bhil Women Battle Diverse Patriarchies”.

1996. Preparation and Publication of a four part manual in Hindi for training of grassroots workers in decentralised community based natural resource management for Oxfam India Trust.

1995. A study of the traditional water harvesting practices of the Bhil indigenous people of Jhabua district for the Centre for Science and Environment, Delhi. The findings were published in the magazine Down To Earth as a special report and also in the State of the Environment Report entitled – “Dying Wisdom”.

1995. A critical evaluation study of the Joint Forest Management experiment conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department in Harda Forest Division for Oxfam India Trust. Findings published in the form of a report entitled – “Bungle in the Jungle” and also as a paper in the magazine Down To Earth.

1993. A critical evaluation study of Joint Forest Management practices initiated by the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department in Jhabua Forest Division for Society for the Promotion of Wasteland Development, Delhi.