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PMGSY Scheme
  • Project Name: PMGSY Outcome Monitoring Study
  • Worked for: National Rural Road Development Agency (NRRDA), IIM Ahmedabad
  • Sample Size: 1950 House Holds, 95 Habitations
  • Project Domain: Social and Economic Sector
  • Project Description: With the perspective that rural roads are a critical infrastructure to improve rural livelihood, and alleviate poverty, the World Bank has partnered with the Government of India for supporting the PradhanMantri Gram SadakYojana (PMGSY). The study is conceived to develop a simple and practical, yet robust standardized outcome monitoring system for PMGSY which could be used regularly and is capable of being scaled up.
  • Geography Covered: Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya and Punjab
Participatory Irrigation Institutions (PII)
  • Project Name: A study to conceptualize new methods to Support Productive and Sustainable Agriculture in South Asia 
  • Worked for: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Sample Size: 600 Farmers (Male), 100 Women
  • Project Domain: Agriculture
  • Project Description: The study was conceived by an agriculture think tank group into Agriculture domain to understand what motivates farmers to pay irrigation fees and participate in irrigation upgrades and identify the key influences of successful devolution at different scales and in different settings. The output of the study was to engage policy makers in a critical discourse about the usefulness of different forms of PIM/IMT at different scales and in specific locations.
  • Geography Covered: Bihar and Assam (3 Districts Each)
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Avaaj Otlo
  • Project Name: Mobile Phone based agricultural extension in Gujarat
  • Worked for: Australian Aid, U.S Agency for International Development, J-PAL
  • Sample Size: Listing: 1800 Cotton Farmers, Study: 1200 Cotton Farmers
  • Project Domain: Agriculture
  • Project Description: Agricultural practices can substantially affect agricultural productivity and crop yields. The Government of India spent US$60 million on public agricultural extension programs in 2010. In the absence of experts, farmers often rely on word of mouth, generic broadcast programming, or agricultural input dealers. A mobile phone-based agricultural advice program was introduced which facilitate farmers to seek information over phone. The initiative name was – “AvaajOtlo”This service allowed farmers to call a hotline, ask questions, and receive responses from staff agronomists experienced in local agricultural practices.
  • Geography Covered: Chotila, Syala Block (taluka) from Surendranagar District in Gujarat
Venture Gati – Supporting Enterprises
  • Project Name: Mid-Term evaluation and financial analysis of all the enterprises promoted under the program Venture Gati Initiative
  • Worked for: Tata Trust, Aga Khan Rural Support Program (India)
  • Sample Size: 42 Entrepreneurs
  • Project Domain: Skill Development and Education Sector
  • Project Description: Aga Khan Rural Support Program, India’s one of the initiative is “Venture Gati”, a Tata Trust funded project focusing on developing entrepreneurship-related activities with an aim to create a new direction of development among tribal people. The research project was mandated to evaluate the appropriateness of project objectives to the real problems needs and priorities of the intended target groups and estimate the potential revenue, employment generation avenues from the funded project.
  • Geography Covered: Narmada, Surat and Dang Districts of Gujarat and Barhanpur, Khandwa, Khargoan and Pandhana Districts of Madhya Pradesh
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Community Learning Business Resource Centres Programme
  • Project Name: An End line Survey for Community Learning Business Resource Centres Programme
  • Worked for: Self Employed Women’s Association
  • Sample Size: 1060 Women
  • Project Domain: Skill Development and Education Sector
  • Project Description: The Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is a member-based organization of poor self-employed women workers. SEWA members have attended capacity building training through the SEWA Manager Ni School. To conduct the End Line impact assessment in nine Community Learning and Business Resource Centres (CLBRCs) in Gujarat and four CLBRCs in Rajasthan, Assam, Meghalaya and Bihar in accordance with the indicators outlined.
  • Geography Covered: Anand, Patan, Gandhinagar, Sabarkatha and Mehsana Districts of Gujarat
Teacher’s Innovation
  • Project Name: A Study on Teacher’s Innovation to improve  Routine Study 
  • Worked for: IIM Ahmedabad 
  • Sample Size: 700 Teachers
  • Project Domain: Skill Development and Education Sector
  • Project Description: This Study had documented the teacher’s innovation to improve the routine study for students in Gujarat. This study is conducted with the aim of creating one platform for this documentation. So that other teachers can use it.
  • Geography Covered: Anand, Kheda and Banaskantha Districts of Gujarat

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PRA (Participatory rural appraisal)
  • Project Name: Participatory rural appraisal (PRA) Programme for Kheda, Palanpur, Dahod and Junagadh Districts
  • Worked for: Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Dexter Consultancy Pvt Ltd
  • Sample Size: 8 Villages
  • Project Domain: Agriculture
  • Project Description: The Funding Agency Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) is working on rural development sector with the help of various stockholders. To understand the Villager’s view on development this study is conducted.
  • Geography Covered: Kheda, Palanpur, Dahod and Junagadh Districts of Gujarat
SBCC (Social and Behavioural Change Communication)
  • Project Name: Baseline Study for social and behavioural change communication
  • Worked for: UNICEF, MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad)
  • Sample Size: 135 FGDs and 270 Personal In-depth Interviews
  • Project Domain: Social and Economic
  • Project Description: MICA and UNICEF is conducting a Research Propjet as part of systems strengthening of Social and Communication behaviour Study in three areas – Mother and Child Health, Adolescent Behaviour, and ODF +.
  • Geography Covered: 20 Villages from 2 Block (talukas) of Sabarkatha, Banas Katha, Dahod and Kutch district 7 Wards of Surat City
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CSR Baseline Study
  • Project Name: Baseline study for CSR activity in Jamnagar and Devbhumi Dwarka districts in Gujarat
  • Worked for: BAIF Institute for Sustainable Livelihood and Development (BISLD- Gujarat)
  • Sample Size: 5000 House Hold (Focused on Small and Marginal Farmers)
  • Project Domain: Social and Economic
  • Project Description: This project is ongoing project. In this study we are interviewing the farmer, employee of big companies nearby to village, woman etc. This is the base line study for understanding their current income generation practices and income so that their income could be increased by supporting them in income generation activity
  • Geography Covered: 15 villages of Devbhumi Dwarka and Jamnagar Districts of Gujarat
MSME Development
  • Project Name:Courts, Networks, and Start-Ups_ Institutions Matter For Small Enterprise Development in South Asia
  • Worked for: International Development Research Centre (IDRC), IIT Kanpur
  • Sample Size: 1000/- Industrial Units
  • Project Domain: Industrial and Utility Projects
  • Project Description: A study was planned with an aim to examine the economic consequences of courts on businesses in South Asia with special focus to analyze how courts and other institutional barriers prevent new small and medium entrepreneurs from entering the market and creating jobs. The research team will aim to -examine how two contract writing institutions (formal district courts and informal caste networks) complement, substitute, and interact with each other to affect people’s decision to start and operate a business in India and Bangladesh.
  • Geography Covered: Across Gujarat
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Vacant House Study
  • Project Name: A study on Paradox of Vacant Houses in Ahmedabad in 50 Societies
  • Worked for: Anant National University
  • Sample Size: 50 Societies
  • Project Domain: Industrial and Utility Projects
  • Project Description: The objective of this study is to understand the issue of vacant housing in urban areas since there is a mismatch of housing demand and supply. While a large population does not have access to decent housing in urban areas, there is a large stock of vacant housing in the same urban areas.
  • Geography Covered: Ahmedabad City of Gujarat
Smart Toilet Campaign
  • Project Name: End Line evaluation of the “Smart Toilet Campaign” in the project villages of Bhavnagar district
  • Worked for: London School of hygiene and Tropical Medicine & Upward Spiral, IIPH Gandhinagar, Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell (CSPC)
  • Sample Size: 2700 House Holds
  • Project Domain: Water and Sanitation
  • Project Description: This is an end line evaluation of the “Smart Toilet Campaign”. This study is conducted to understand the usage of toilet facility after the big campaigning activity implemented.
  • Geography Covered: 94 Villages of 2 Block (Taluka) Mahuva, Talaja, Palitana of Bhavnagar District
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  • Project Name: In-depth evaluation study of Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTSME) scheme
  • Worked for: Government of India, MSME, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
  • Sample Size: 1960 MSME Units
  • Project Domain: Industrial and Utility Projects
  • Project Description: CGTMSE has introduced a new “Hybrid Security” product allowing guarantee cover for the portion of credit facility not covered by collateral security. This study has an aim of evaluating the scheme performance from the scheme beneficiary with respect to its objectives. The study was conducted from 11 districts.
  • Geography Covered: Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Andra Pradesh, Karnataka and Meghalay
PMMVY (Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana)
  • Project Name: A Study on Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana in Kheda and Mahesana Districts in Gujarat
  • Worked for: The Indian Nutrition Initiative (TINI) (TATA Trust), Indus Action Initiatives
  • Sample Size: 1152 House Hold
  • Project Domain: Woman and Child Development
  • Project Description: This is a study for knowing the awareness of this scheme and knowing its implementation consequences in both districts of Rajasthan.
  • Geography Covered: Kheda and Mahesana Districts of Gujarat, Dausa and Dholpur  Districts of Rajasthan
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Integrated Water and Sanitation Model
  • Project Name:End Line Impact assessment study for “Integrated Water and Sanitation Model for Rural India”
  • Worked for: TATA Trust, Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI)
  • Sample Size: 720 House Holds
  • Project Domain: Water and Sanitation
  • Project Description: This is an evaluation and deriving learning for the project to sustaining the existing system and Scope for the upcoming interventions. In this study we have to collect the data as per the indicators to assess the improvement of the life style and water availability in the project area.
  • Geography Covered: Dahod, Dang, Kutch & Gir Somnath District of Gujarat and Deogarh and East Singhbhum districts of Jharkhand
Development of Bt cotton as a pest-resistant variety
  • Project Name: Examines the development of Bt cotton as a pest-resistant variety under both irrigated and un-irrigated conditions in selected states
  • Worked for: IIM Ahmedabad
  • Sample Size: 694 Farmers
  • Project Domain: Agriculture
  • Project Description: Biotechnology can bring major breakthroughs in agriculture. The study examines the experience of introduction of biotechnology in Indian agriculture, specifically, examining the performance of Bt cotton versus non-Bt cotton across India’s major cotton growing states namely Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Punjab, which together account for nearly 70 percent of the country’s cotton production.
  • Geography Covered: Gujarat, Punjab, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh
Cotton Project
mid Day MEal Project
Impact assessment of Mid Day Meal (MDM) scheme
  • Project Name: Impact Assesment of Mid-Day Meal Scheme
  • Worked for: Sanguine Management Services
  • Sample Size: 800 Schools (MDM Warden, Principles, Teachers and Students)
  • Project Domain: Woman and Child Development
  • Project Description: The National Programme for Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NPNSPE) commonly known as the Mid Day Meal Scheme has been implemented across the country. Gujarat Government wished to undertake the comprehensive evaluation of the program with a robust sample selection methodology for to document good practices implementing at the school level.
  • Geography Covered: 6 Districts of Gujarat and 6 District of Bihar
Agri Output Marketing Channels- A Farmer Perspective
  • Project Name: A Choice Determinants and Comparative evolution of Agri Output Marketing Channels- A Farmer Perspective
  • Worked for: IIM Ahmedabad
  • Sample Size: 700 Farmers
  • Project Domain: Agricultural
  • Project Description: Agricultural marketing, regulated by the state APMC Acts of 1960s for over four decades, was found wanting in expanding services, securing better returns to farmers, and ensuring low prices of farm commodities to consumers. In this exploratory study focused on the impact of reform measures in terms of creation of alternative marketplace choices, and effect on transaction costs and market efficiency due to e-trading initiatives.
  • Geography Covered: 6 District of Karnataka
Challenges in the introduction of new technologies
  • Project Name: A study of the performance and adoption of hybrid rice in India
  • Worked for: Australian Agricultural and Resource Economic Society, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Sample Size: 1200 Farmers
  • Project Domain: Agricultural
  • Project Description: Rice is India’s number one food grain and is crucial to its food security. The annual growth rates of production of total food grains as well rice was the highest in the period following the introduction of HYVs during Green Revolution. The adoption of hybrid rice in five major states of India – West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, AP, Karnataka, Orissa. Spatial variation in the output of hybrid rice was found across the five states.
  • Geography Covered: West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa
Irrigation Scenario Assessment in the SSP Command
  • Project Name: Assessment Study for Understanding Irrigation Scenario in the Sardar Sarovar Project Command Gujarat
  • Worked for: International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  • Sample Size: 2 Village
  • Project Domain: Agricultural
  • Project Description: One of the unique features of Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) has been the use of underground pipelines (UGPL) at the sub-minor level.  However, a multi-location study by IWMI-Tata Program (ITP) in 2018-19 found that the UGPL has failed to become a reliable source of irrigation for most farmers due to institutional as well as technical failure.To explore this, this has been done. In this study, we have done census survey of all plots in the selected village with the GPS location to understand the canal usage and success of UGPL. Fot that we have taken the GPS of the plot and pump(if farmer used the private pipe line for fatching the water).
  • Geography Covered: Ahmedabad and Bhavnagar Districts of Gujarat
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