Community Development

Community Development

This study was commissioned by Essel Infrastructure Limited in Tonk District of Rajasthan State. A total of 41,092 households were covered for data collection using tablet. The main purpose of study was to collect basic information of the households and water pipe connection.

This study was sponsored by Gujarat Ecology Commission, Gandhinagar. The main objective of this study was to assess the level of awareness and perception of environment among civil society particularly from coastal areas of Gujarat, assess the level of involvement of State and Central Forest Officials environment related actions, understand/study/ assess people’s perception of the means to control environmental degradation, increase inter sectoral involvement for sustainable environment in the light of environmental and ecological degradation and based on the analysis, evolve a communication strategy for designing communication action plan for a sustainable environment.

An UNDP sponsored baseline study was conducted to assess the socio-economic status of Vyara Scheduled Tribes women. By using experimental design both qualitative and quantitative data were collected from 30 randomly selected villages on 900 Scheduled Tribes women who belonged to 15 project or experimental and 15 non-project control villages. In addition 25 case study was conducted among 10 Lok Swasthya Sewa Mandali (LSSM) workers, and 15 village key informants like Sarpanch, Upsarpach, Aaganwadi workers, ASHA workers etc.

This study was sponsored by Adani Foundation. The main objective of the study was to assess the socio-economic and health status of the fisher folk around the Mundra port. Main purpose of the study was to assess the impact of various community development initiatives implemented by Adani Foundation.

The project was sponsored by Shastri Indo Canadian Institute, Delhi. The main objective of the study was to analyze the mechanism to fight gender inequalities. The study covered 10 women NGOs and 403 women beneficiaries of those NGOs of Gujarat.

The study was entrusted by Tribal Research and Training Centre, Gujarat Vidhyapith, Ahmedabad and was funded by Tribal Development Department, Government of Gujarat. The aim of the survey was to collect information from households covering 552 villages of four talukas of Narmada District. The study also collected all information related to the physical culture, education, occupation, health, income, expenditure, debt, saving and the benefits of various development projects launched and also to find out the problems in getting benefits of the schemes. Survey covered the detail basic information of each village. The survey covered total 96,227 households.

This study was sponsored by Tribal Development Department, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. The aim of the study was to assess the level of English language knowledge of the students attending SATCOM programme. Total 819 students of both controlled and experimental schools of five tribal dominated districts of Gujarat were interviewed for the assessment.

The study was commissioned by Center for International Project, Columbia Water Center India (CIPT), New Delhi with the objective of developing strategies for increasing income of farmers through resource conservation. A total of 136 well owners of Mehsana and Gandhinagar Districts were interviewed.

This was an in-house study. Interview of total 250 respondents of five districts of Gujarat were conducted to assess the positive and negative perceptions of Garib Kalyan Mela.

The study was sponsored by Shastri Indo Canadian Institute, Delhi. The main objective of the study was to analyze the mechanism to fight gender inequalities. The study covered 10 women NGOs and 403 women beneficiaries of those NGOs.

The study was sponsored by City Managers’ Association, Gujarat. The study aimed to validate the extent of existing demand for sanitation facilities in the urban slum areas in the state of Gujarat and also to enquire into related issues of sanitation practices and hygiene awareness. Total 9599 households were covered in the survey.

This study was sponsored by Commissioner Gujarat Tribal Development Corporation, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The main objective of the study was to assess tribal perception of development needs and to identify three major development needs for the upliftment of tribal community in Gujarat. The study was carried out in 55 tribal villages of thirteen district of Gujarat. Seven primitive tribal villages were also covered. The study included a sample of 3713 respondents, of them 1868 were males and 1065 were females. Tribal’s reported that drinking water, housing, road and bridge construction, book distribution and scholarship were the major benefits for their improved life. The three major development needs identified by the tribal were employment, housing and irrigation facilities

This study was commissioned by Save the Children, U.K., the study aimed at analyzing and understanding the prevailing positive and negative methods of disciplining children in different settings: at home, school and the community; taking into account the perspectives of both adults and children. The purpose of this project was to identify positive prevailing practices that were supportive in addressing the issue of corporal and psychological punishment and evolve a database as a future intervention against such punishment.

With the help of satellite based data, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad disseminates information about potential fishing areas where, within the potential fishing zone in Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal about 3-4 days in advance to coastal areas; landing centers and fishermen’s associations. As part of a larger study on potential fishing zone Agrinet, Hyderabad commissioned TALEEM to study the aspects of information access, penetration and use in coastal areas of Amreli, Junagadh and Jamnagar Districts of Gujarat.

Harvard Institute for International Development, Harvard University commissioned the study. Part of a worldwide study, AIMS in India aimed to study the impact of microenterprise services of Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA- bank and union). The goal of AIMS was to gain a better understanding of the processes by which microenterprise services strengthen the businesses and improve welfare of micro-entrepreneur households. The study employed a longitudinal quasi-experimental design, where 900 women micro entrepreneurs were interviewed over a period of two years. Twelve in-depth case studies were conducted tracking developments over a period of two years.

Canadian International Development Agency and Aga Khan Foundation, Canada commissioned the study. They study employing a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods covering nine villages of Anand district in central Gujarat. The broad objective of the study was to explore the relationship between social capital and micro finance.

The study was entrusted to the Foundation by Friends of Women’s World Banking, Ahmedabad. The study examined closely the role of micro finance on the lives of poor and the modes through which they negotiate especially their economic needs and compulsions. The study used a case-study approach and covered twenty clients in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Additionally, 125 households each of whom had at least one micro finance client were also covered.

The main objective of the study is to assess the satisfaction level of the fishermen community with respect to the different socio-economic developmental activities being implemented by CGPL. Method was adopted for quantitative data collection in three villages namely Tragadi, Modhva and Tragadi Bunder. A total of 370 beneficiaries both men and women of various CGPL development programmes were interviewed. Ten in-depth interviews with stakeholders, key informants and community leaders were also carried out. This information will help substantiate the results of satisfaction index.

This study was commissioned by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. This study was conducted in two phases. In first phase, the primary data was collected using a well-structured questionnaire for the devolution of powers to Panchayats at the State level and various departments who have been devolved powers to the Panchayats at district, block and village panchayat level. In order to get extensive information on the issues of devolution of powers several departments and State Finance Commissions (SFCs), State Election Commission and other organizations were visited covering all 14 subjects listed under the 11th Schedule.The study of the second phase was based on the representative sample of District taken randomly from amongst the Non-BRGF district and the BRGF districts giving a representative picture of the State. Primary data was collected from the Zila Panchayat, Intermediate Panchayat and the Gram Panchayat with the help of another structured questionnaire covering various facets of devolution of functions to the Panchayat and to assess the actual status prevailing at the grass-root level. In case of secondary data, the methodology of data collection was same as adopted at state level in the first phase.

The study was sponsored by Taraben Narayan Patel Charitable Trust, Anand. The aim of the survey was to do need assessment study and to collect socio-economic information of the households in the village. The study collected the information of 1170 households.

This study was commissioned by Development Effort for Rural Economy and People (DEEP). . The aim of this study was to assess the current status of drinking water and the problem faced by the villagers and to suggest improvement in water supply systems. The survey covered 250 households of five villagers within the radius of 10-15 km. of the GIPCL power plant. In addition, five FGDs and five in-depth interviews were also conducted.

The study aimed to assess the credit needs of the tribal farmers and also explore various sources of obtaining credit. Total 469 farmers and women of three tribal districts were interviewed. The study was sponsored by Tribal Development Department, DSAG, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar.

The main objective of the study was to understand the current farming practices and to develop strategies for increasing income for farmers through resource conservation. A total of 275 farmers were interviewed in Mehsana District, Gujarat during Phase I. A total of 130 well owners were interviewed in Mehsana District, Gujarat in Phase II. The study was sponsored by Center for International Project, Columbia Water Center India (CIPT), New Delhi.

The study was commissioned by Center for International Project, Columbia Water Center India (CIPT), New Delhi with the objective of developing strategies for increasing income of farmers through resource conservation. A total of 242 share holders and 58 water buyers of Mehsana and Gandhinagar district were interviewed.

The study was sponsored by Tribal Development Department, DSAG, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. The study aimed to sensitise 10,000 tribal students of Gujarat about various courses and career options after 10th and 12th standards. Career module was designed and the pilot counselling programme was conducted covering total 516 students. The total of 48 counselling programmes were organized.

This study was sponsored by Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Limited, Ahmedabad. The broad objective of the study was to assess the measures of energy conservation and customer care satisfaction from the services provided by UGVCL services with the Torrant Power Limited (AEC) in Gujarat. The study covered six districts of North Gujarat. A total of 4636 consumers were interviewed which include domestic, commercial, agricultural and industrial (HT/LH) consumers.

This study was sponsored by Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Limited, Ahmedabad. The broad objective of the study was to assess the measures of energy conservation and customer care satisfaction from the services provided by UGVCL services with the Torrant Power Limited (AEC) in Gujarat. The study covered six districts of North Gujarat. A total of 4636 consumers were interviewed which include domestic, commercial, agricultural and industrial (HT/LH) consumers.

The study was sponsored by State Programme Director, Mahila Samakhya, Gujarat. The study was conducted in six districts of Gujarat viz. Vadodara, Rajkot, Surendranagar, Sabarkantha, Panchmahal and Banaskatha. The purpose of the study was to examine the present status of Maha Sanghas and suggest action to strengthen the Maha Sanghas in Gujarat. Both quantitative and qualitative methods and techniques of data collection were used. The data were collected from 142 members of the Core Committee, 241 members of the executive committee and 114 non active members of the Mahila Samakhya. The finding of the study would be useful for strengthening the working of Mahila Sangha and Maha Sangha of Gujarat State.

The study was conducted in three districts of Chhattisgarh. This study was commissioned by DANIDA supported Chhattisgarh Health Service Programme, Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and motivations of the traditional healers. This will be useful in deciding upon an appropriate IEC strategy to co-opt them in health communication process for behavior change.

Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organization; Ahmedabad sponsored the study to evaluate the utility of the NRIS project at five selected locations across five States of the country. The study looked into various aspects of the NRIS system access and its use, factors that encourage or inhibit the use of technology for decentralized planning at district level.

Disaster Management Systems, Indian Space Research Organization, Bangalore sponsored the project. The study aimed to assess the functioning and effectiveness of the CWDS systems installed by Indian Meteorology Department at several places along the coast in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. The design involved as mixed research strategy – fact-finding at one level and seeking views and opinion of officials regarding the system at another level. Detailed interviews were conducted with several concerned officials ranging from the rank of Secretary Cyclone/Relief to the actual operator of the system. In all 45 CWDS centres were covered.

The study was entrusted to the Foundation by Friends of Women’s World Banking, Ahmedabad. Spread over four states Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Orissa, the study involved profiling through in-depth case studies of 24 women leaders and the savings and credit groups they were associated with, placed within the context of external as well as internal factors influencing the growth of micro credit services, and the tracks through which individual leaders have attained their successes.