Baseline Study of ‘Neev’ Project in 100 AWCs of Udham Singh Nagar District, Uttarakhand for United Way of Delhi (UWD)

United Way Delhi’s Neev program aligns with the worldwide campaign Born Learning. The program aims to improve the development of children in the 0-6 years age group by providing them child-friendly infrastructure, improving school readiness, and enhancing the role of caregiver in children’s development.The project aims to cover 100 anganwadi centers from three blocks of Udham Singh Nagar district in three years. The objective of the baseline survey will be to assess the situation in terms of infrastructure facilities, Parents awareness and care giver engagements in AWC, children, communities awareness to ECD, and community profiling using PRA exercises.The purpose of the exercise is to provide an information base against which to monitor and assess an activity’s progress and effectiveness during implementation and after the activity is completed. The study adopteda mix of quantitative and qualitative methodology.The major stakeholders of the study include; project team, community members, government departments (Health department and Women & Child Development Department – AWW, AWH, CDPO and Supervisor), Panchayat Raj members, mothers and children. CAPI technique was adopted to capture the quantitative data.

Impact Assessment of Reliance Nutrition Gardens (RNGs) established under Rajmata Jijau Mother & Child Health Nutrition Mission (RJMCHNM) program’ in Maharashtra for Reliance Foundation

Reliance Foundation has provided technical support to Rajmata Jijau Mother & Child Health Nutrition Mission (RJMCHNM) to establish Reliance Nutrition Gardens (kitchen/backyard gardens) in anganwadi centers across 16 districts of Maharashtra. The RNGs are supplying fresh vegetables and fruits at the doorstep of anganwadis, the objective being to improve access to more nutritious diet and the nutritional outcomes of the children through their mid-day meals. After its 4 years of implementation, CMSR Consultants undertook the ‘Impact Assessment Study’ to evaluate the role of these RNGs in improving the nutritional diversity in the midday meal served to the children. The study was conducted in eight districts of Maharashtra and a mixed research approach was adopted to capture the information.

Impact Tracking Study of Maharashtra Agri-skilling Programme (MASP) in 12 Districts of Maharashtra for Palladium India Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Palladium Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. is part of a consortium implemented the Maharashtra Agri-skilling Programme (MASP)supported by National Skill Development Corporation – NSDC, Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra. The Program aimed to recognise prior learning of farmers, orient them to the concept and allied ideas of Group Farming Practice, impart practical inputs in group farming and facilitate paperwork for formation of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO). The overall target of the Program was to train and certify 2,82,000 farmers in Group Farming Practice and submit 2000 FPO undertakings. The Program was split into three training phases and implemented in a cascading manner. The training activities were done in 6 to 7 districts to cover all the 34 districts of Maharashtra. The study tried to understand key factors like relevance, effectiveness, sustainability and potential impact of the agri-skilling program as well as the key shortcomings/bottlenecks in the processes and results, and elaborate upon ways and means to overcome them. A total of 3700 farmers from 12 selected districts were interviewed. In addition, FGDs with FPC and Non FPC members, KIIs and IDIs with selected respondents were also done.