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Projects

CMS SOCIAL PROJECTS

2015-16

  • Situational Analysis and Communication Need Assessment of Swachh Bharat Mission(SBM) in all States and UTs of India, 2016, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation

Brief about the project: The key objective of the study was to carry out thorough Situational Analysis of the status of awareness about the objectives of Swachh Bharat Mission, conduct a holistic Communication Need Assessment (CNA) to identify the media vehicles most suitable to reach the target audience, to find out gaps and suggest most effective media-mix for the next phase of intensive media campaign. The study involves primary research with a range of stakeholders using both quantitative and qualitative research techniques which include household level sample survey, in-depth interviews and focus group discussions. For the purpose of the study, a scientifically drawn sample of 1200 (600 each in urban and rural locations) households were covered in each State and Union Territory (36 states/UTs) of India.

  • Process Monitoring and Coverage Validation of National Deworming Day and Mop Up Rounds in Tripura, 2016, Evidence Action

Brief about the project: The monitoring exercise aimed at observation ofthe deworming process at the schools and Anganwadis, to assess the effectiveness of the training cascade, drug distribution, logistics, and the community and school awareness programs carried out on this regard by the government and to assess the accuracy of the reporting structures. CMS Social covered 169 schools and AWCs each during the process monitoring and 240 schools and AWCs each during the Coverage Validation across 40 blocks of 8 districts.

  • Need Assessment for Building Bio Toilets/Regular Septic Toilets in Government Schools of Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, 2016, FICCI SEDF

Brief about the project:The objectives of the assignment was to assess the availability of sanitation and other supporting infrastructure in the schools particularly for girls, to understand the causes leading to non-usage of toilets, perception and awareness amongst the students and teachers about sanitation and to assess the feasibility of construction of sustainable toilet infrastructure including bio-toilets. The study was supported by FICCI as part of CSR activity and carried out across 252 Government schools in 24 Mandals of Chittoor district.

  • Regular Monitoring of Centrally Sponsored Rural Development Programmes and Schemes (15-16, Phase-II) in four districts of Rajasthan, Ministry of Rural Development, GoI

Brief about the project: The regular monitoring assessed the implementation of the programmes, whether the programmes objectives are being achieved or not, overall impact of the programmes on the social and economic life of the target groups. Apart from this, success stories of the programmes and case studies of impact of the programmes on the beneficiaries was also collected during the regular monitoring of the MoRD programmes.

  • Third party Quality Assessment, 2015-16, Digital Green Trust

Brief about the project: The study aimed at assessment of the impact, implementation and practice of the advance techniques provided by Digital GREEN to the farmers in Bihar through Video Shows for the implementation and adoption in agriculture in five districts namely, Madhubani, West Champaran, Gopalganj, Purnia and Khagaria.

  • Data Collection and Clarification Study on Improvement of Environment in Varanasi city with Kokusai Kogyo Co. Ltd., Japan, 2015, JICA

Brief about the project: The study aimed at improvement of urban sanitation in Varanasi and surrounding areas which involves interaction with different stakeholders as well as collection of information from VMC, VDA and DUDA. Study involved both urban and rural local bodies, Department of Urban Development, Department of Rural Development, Department of Panchayat Raj, UP Jal Nigam and other line Departments.

  • Time Use and Innovativeness Study in Bihar, 2015, London Business School and London School of Economics

Brief about the project:The study was an assessment of the general activities pursued by the farming households and the time spent against each of these activities. The exercise was undertaken to plan interventions for the farmers and their family after knowing their time-use so as to make the interventions more effective and transformational for the beneficiary households.

  • Independent Audit of Implementation of CCC byDirectorate of Publicity & Public Relations,2015,Customs , Central Excise & Service Tax,GoI

Brief about the project:CMS Social conducted an Independent Audit of the implementation of the Citizens’/Clients’ Charter by respective departments under the Directorate through taking feedback from relevant stakeholders for delivery of services to the citizens/clients in an efficient and timely manner and to help in the establishment of citizen centric government.

  • Evaluation of MukhyamantriViklangtaSashakti Karan Yojna, 2015, Directorate of Evaluation, Government of Bihar

Brief about the project:As an empanelled evaluating agency for Govt. of Bihar, CMS Social evaluated the reach and benefits of the scheme to differently-abled population in the state as well as to make recommendations for improving the government’s intervention under the scheme. The evaluation was conducted in four districts i.e. Banka, Kaimur, Kishanganj and West Champaran of the state. Under the evaluation 800 samples (640 beneficiary and 160 Non-beneficiary samples) were collected under the evaluation.

  • OAK Baseline Study on Knowledge, Awareness and Practices on SRH issues in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, 2015, Ipas Development Foundation(IDF)

Brief about the project:The intervention in the Tribal Blocks of West Singhbhum District aimed at issues related to current practices, information need and message formats and women’s barriers in accessing available safe abortion care services. The baseline study was conducted to identify and understand existing gaps with respect to the SRH issues among young women that inhibit their access and use of health services for their various SRH needs. The baseline survey was undertaken in the intervention Blocks of Chakradharpur and Chaibasa as well as in the control Block of Noamundi. A detailed household listing exercise was carried out in each of the sample (56) villages to identify households with married and unmarried youth women (age 15-24 years of age). A total sample of 1120 married and unmarried young women were covered in the intervention and control Blocks for this survey. 

  • Evaluation of a multi-pronged intervention to Improve access to safe abortion care in selected districts of Madhya Pradesh, India: Follow up study-II, 2015,Ipas Development Foundation (IDF)

Brief about the project:The intervention in Madhya Pradesh focussed on issues related to current practices, information need and message formats and women’s barriers in accessing available safe abortion care services. It also aimed at gathering evidences through implementation in such a way as to be replicated and scaled-up by government and other partners. The Follow up study was conducted to track levels of knowledge, attitude, & skills (KAS) on sexual and reproductive health issues and to assess the impact of the program at the end of the project. The Follow up survey was undertaken in the intervention districts of Dewas and Hoshangabad and in the control district Damoh.

  • Regular Monitoring of Centrally Sponsored Rural Development Programmes and Schemes (15-16, Phase-I) in six districts of Jammu and Kashmir, Ministry of Rural Development, GoI

Brief about the project: The regular monitoring assessed the implementation of the programmes, whether the programmes objectives are being achieved or not, overall impact of the programmes on the social and economic life of the target groups. Apart from this, success stories of the programmes and case studies of impact of the programmes on the beneficiaries was also collected during the regular monitoring of the MoRD programmes.

  • Rapid Assessment Survey for BAIF Livestock Development Programme “Godhan” (RAS-IV), in Maharashtra, UP, Bihar, 2015, BAIF Development Research Foundation

Brief about the project: The main purpose of the intervention in Bihar, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh is livelihood support through better cattle management practices and improving the breed of cattle. As the national level M & E consultant the role of ‘CMS Social’ team included preparation of conceptual framework of M & E and its operational plan, Rapid Assessment Surveys as well as Impact assessment, periodic review and tracking of CDC as well as management plan for M & E.

  • Data Collection and Clarification Study on Improvement of Environment in Varanasi city with Kokusai Kogyo Co. Ltd., Japan, 2015, JICA

Brief about the project: The study aimed at improvement of urban sanitation in Varanasi city and surrounding areas which involves usage of toilets’ by community as well as awareness and practices related to solid and liquid waste management. CMS Social conducted household surveys and collection of data and information with interaction from different stakeholders including VMC, VDA and DUDA.

  • End line Survey on Assessment of Volunteering Experience under B for Change Project, 2015, Genx Entertainment Ltd.

Brief about the project:An assessment of volunteering experience among the youth involves experience of the volunteers who were involved with social development projects in their respective cities/locations. The end line study dissects into the volunteering experience of the volunteers under B for Change Programmeto make an assessment of the qualitative gain of knowledge and skill development on the part of the volunteers while associating with the projects of NGOs and CSOs. 

2014-15

  • National Consultant (M & E) for Godhan Project, BAIF Research Development Foundation

Brief about the project:A five-year long project on Cattle development across three states was monitored and evaluated using mixed methods approach to provide periodical inputs and insights on status of the   project. A poverty index tool was developed under the project to identify economic status of beneficiary families.

  • Regular Monitoring of Centrally Sponsored Rural Development Programmes and Schemes (14-15, Phase-II) in four districts of Mizoram, Ministry of Rural Development, GoI

Brief about the project: The regular monitoring assessed the implementation of the programmes, whether the programmes objectives are being achieved or not, overall impact of the programmes on the social and economic life of the target groups. Apart from this, success stories of the programmes and case studies of impact of the programmes on the beneficiaries was also collected during the regular monitoring of the MoRD programmes.

  • Study on Status of School Participation (6-14 years) and Availing of Health & Nutrition Services (0-6 years) for Children of Migrant Labourers, 2015,National Commission for Protection of Child Rights(NCPCR)

Brief about the project:The research study on behalf of NCPCR was conducted for reviewing the policy interventions as well as status of children of migrant families in high migrant destination states. The study was conducted in six states namely, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab and West Bengal for NCPCR. The study was aimed to assess the access of educational, health and nutritional services to children of migrant labourers with respect to the educational and nutritional programmes of the government such as RTE and ICDS.

  • Third party Quality Assessment, 2015,Digital Green Trust

Brief about the project:The study aimed at assessment of the impact, implementation and practice of the advance techniques provided by Digital GREEN to the farmers in Bihar through Video Shows for the implementation and adoption in agriculture in three districts (Madhubani, West Champaran (Bettiah) and Gopalganj.

  • An exploratory study on Sanitation Facilities in India in partnership with Kokusai Kogyo Company Limited, Japan, 2014, JICA

Brief about the project:The study aimed at situational analysis of urban sanitation affairs in India, especially on issues related to usage of toilets, including open defecation, gender problems, public hygiene and child health among others. The study being undertaken jointly with Kokusai Kogyo Company Limited to help JICA for their future aid projects in India. The study team during its visits to four states namely, Delhi, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh interacted with senior government officials of concerned departments, with NGO representatives, representatives of local bodies as well as community members.

  • Mid-term review of BAIF Livestock Development Programme “Godhan” in Maharashtra, UP, Bihar, 2014, BAIF Development Research Foundation

Brief about the project: The main purpose of the intervention in Bihar, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh is livelihood support through better cattle management practices and improving the breed of cattle. As the national level M & E consultant the role of ‘CMS Social’ team included preparation of conceptual framework of M & E and its operational plan, Rapid Assessment Surveys as well as Mid-term review to assess the programme Impact and to suggest corrective measures during the mid course of the project implementation.

  • Empanelment of NGOs/CSOs under B for Change Project, 2014, Genx Entertainment Ltd.

Brief about the project:B for Change initiative of Bindass-India’s leading youth Entertainment TV Channel is about inspiring the youth to channelize their energy towards the volunteering activity/services and enabling purposive action for social development. CMS, the national level research and evaluation partner in this initiative identified the Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) across 20 cities, willing to engage youth as volunteers in their social development projects. To empanel NGOs/CSOs who were willing to engage youth as volunteers, CMS carried out a due diligence activity, as part of baseline research wherein senior office bearers of 205 NGOs/CSOs were interviewed across 20 cities.

  • Regular Monitoring of Centrally Sponsored Rural Development Programmes and Schemes (14-15, Phase-I) in four districts of Uttar Pradesh, Ministry of Rural Development, GoI

Brief about the project: The regular monitoring assessed the implementation of the programmes, whether the programmes objectives are being achieved or not, overall impact of the programmes on the social and economic life of the target groups. Apart from this, success stories of the programmes and case studies of impact of the programmes on the beneficiaries was also collected during the regular monitoring of the MoRDprogrammes.

2013-14

  • Rapid Assessment Survey for BAIF Livestock Development Programme “Godhan” (RAS-III), in Maharashtra, UP, Bihar, 2014, BAIF Development Research Foundation

Brief about the project: The main purpose of the intervention in Bihar, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh is livelihood support through better cattle management practices and improving the breed of cattle. As the national level M & E consultant the role of ‘CMS Social’ team included preparation of conceptual framework of M & E and its operational plan, Rapid Assessment Surveys as well as Impact assessment, periodic review and tracking of CDC as well as management plan for M & E.

  • A Research Study on Migration-Threat to Polio Eradication, UNICEF

Brief about the project:The study in non-endemic states analyzed the trends and pattern of migration of these vulnerable and marginalized groups as well as their current and preferred sources of information. The study recommendations focused on measures to be taken for improving the current immunization status of children. 

  • Assessment of ASHA Support System in Uttarakhand, 2011, Futures Group

Brief about the project: The qualitative study assessed ASHA support system in the state for capacity building of the frontline health workers under National Rural Health Mission. It included assessing capacity building initiatives at state and district level resource centres and affiliated NGOs as well as captured the views of medical officers at district, block and sub-centre level and interacted with community to have their feedback on the roles and responsibilities delivered by ASHAs. ASHAs viewpoint on their delivering of assigned responsibilities was also captured.

  • Mid Term Assessment of WFP’s Livelihood Activities Programme

Brief about the project: WFP supports poor and chronically food insecure households in remote tribal areas through provision of food in the cash-cum-food-for-work activities under the livelihood support programme. CMS social undertook the Mid-term Assessment to assess the current status of the programme, the progress against the desired goals and objectives of the programme and compare with the baseline findings. The study was carried out in two states – Orissa and Jharkhand. The sample size consisted of 1150 households each.

  • Baseline Survey for Madhya Pradesh Nutrition Programme Supported by WFP

Brief about the project:In collaboration with the Government of Madhya Pradesh, WFP piloted a project in three most vulnerable districts of Madhya Pradesh - to reduce malnutrition among poor women and children. CMS social undertook a sample survey to provide an in-depth analysis of the situation in the operational area to support operational planning and to establish the basis to assess impact on completion.

  • Facility Assessment in Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh

Brief about the project:Ipas India provides support to public as well as private health facilities through clinical training to medical doctors and nursing staff in MTP procedures. CMS social undertook a follow-up assessment of health facilities in three of these states (Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh) to ascertain the adequacy in supply of appropriate technology, to collect, records of MTP procedures and to identify qualitatively the factors affecting the service provision of the health facilities.

  • Mid-term assessment of OCP-Agriculture Extension Services project in Karnataka, OCP Foundation, Morocco

Brief about the project: The assessment study using quasi-experimental research design assessed change in the socio economic status of farmers and further analyzed the improvement in the knowledge and cropping practices of farmers about soil health, balanced fertilizers and importance of using inter crops.

  • MIS Profiling of Families of Severe Acute Malnourished (SAM) Children in 3 districts of Madhya Pradesh

Brief about the project:A profiling of 5000 plus families of severely malnourished children for analyses of root causes, close monitoring of not just the child but the entitlements and utilization of the services by the families, the awareness levels and other related parameters like migration, poverty and indebtedness status. A dynamic MIS database was developed.

  • Independent Audit of Implementation of CCC of Ministries/Departments of Government of India, Performance Management Division, 2014, Cabinet Secretariat, GoI

Brief about the project: CMS Social conducted an Independent Audit of the implementation of the Citizens’/Clients’ Charter by respective Central Ministries and Departments (visibility of CCC in relevant areas, level of awareness of departmental staff and quality of self assessment report etc.) Project activities involved physical visits to departments, on-line visits of each department’s CCC, review of Self Assessment Report, related documents and compilation of score for each of the department.

  • Special Monitoring Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan in Uttarakhand, 2014, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, GoI

Brief about the project:Undertaken on behalf of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in three districts of the hilly areas of Uttarakhand, the monitoring team of CMS Social assessed physical and financial achievements vis-à-vis target set along with interacting with different stakeholders to capture their opinion on NBA interventions. In each district two blocks and in each block three GPs were covered under the study.

  • Evaluation of a multi-pronged intervention to Improve access to safe abortion care in selected districts of Madhya Pradesh, India A Follow up Study, 2014 - Ipas Development Foundation(IDF)

Brief about the project:The intervention in Madhya Pradesh focus issues related to current practices, information need and message formats and women’s barriers to accessing available safe abortion care services. It also aimed at gathering evidences through implementation in such a way as to be replicated and scaled-up by government and other partners. The Follow up study was conducted to track levels of knowledge, attitude, & skills (KAS) on sexual and reproductive health issues during the mid course of program to assess the program impact and to undertake corrective measures. The Follow up survey was undertaken in the intervention districts of Dewas and Hoshangabad and in the control district Damoh.

  • Baseline Study of Socio-economic Status of Mahadalits in Bihar

Brief about the project:For UNICEF Bihar, the study was undertaken to assess the socio-economic status of Mahadalits and other SCs in Bihar. A first- of- its-kind of the study was conducted using mixed methods approach. A comprehensive listing of households was done Anthropometric measurement for capturing the nutritional status of children as well as iodine testing in cooking salts were other components of the study.

  • Independent Audit of Implementation of CCC of Ministries/Departments of Government of India, Performance Management Division, 2013, Cabinet Secretariat, GoI

Brief about the project: CMS Social conducted an Independent Audit of the implementation of the Citizens’/Clients’ Charter by respective Central Ministries and Departments (visibility of CCC in relevant areas, level of awareness of departmental staff and quality of self assessment report etc.) Project activities involved physical visits to departments, on-line visits of each department’s CCC, review of Self Assessment Report, related documents and compilation of score for each of the department.

  • Regular Monitoring of Centrally sponsored Rural Development Programmes inAssam Uttar Pradesh, 2013-14,Ministry of Rural Development, GoI

Brief about the project: The regular monitoring assessed the implementation of the programmes, whether the programmes objectives are being achieved or not, overall impact of the programmes on the social and economic life of the target groups. Apart from this, success stories of the programmes and case studies of impact of the programmes on the beneficiaries was also collected during the regular monitoring of the MoRD programmes.

2012-13

  • Research Support to Girls School Voucher Project, 2009-13,Centre for Civil Society

School Vouchers for Girls was a school voucher project run by School Choice Campaign for girl children from the North East Delhi region. The project targeted girl children who have completed Class 1 in state run schools and provided them an opportunity to enroll in a school of their choice for subsequent years.CMS provided Research support to the project from 2009-2013. As a research partner CMS did baseline, perception study and concurrent evaluation of the project to the implementing agency of the project

  • Regular Monitoring of Centrally Sponsored Rural Development Programmes and Schemes in three districts of Nagaland, Phase II, 2012-13, Ministry of Rural Development, GoI

Brief about the project: The regular monitoring assessed the implementation of the programmes, whether the programmes objectives are being achieved or not, overall impact of the programmes on the social and economic life of the target groups. Apart from this, success stories of the programmes and case studies of impact of the programmes on the beneficiaries was also collected during the regular monitoring of the MoRD programmes.

  • Adolescent Girls in Disaster Situation in Uttarakhand,2013, Plan India

Brief about the project:To assess the mitigation activities undertaken aftermath of major flash flood disaster of Uttarakhand, the Researchers of CMS Social visited highly affected and difficult to reach villages in Uttarkashi&RudraPrayag districts to study the challenges faced by community, particularly adolescent girls and ways and means adopted by them to overcome the adverse situation. The qualitative study also involves other stakeholders such as officials, school authorities, NGO/CSO representatives and opinion leaders.

  • Development of Monitoring & Evaluation Framework for Advocacy and Communication (A&C) Team of UNICEF ICO & State Offices and Technical Support in rolling out the Framework, 2013, Unicef

Brief about the project:CMS Social involved in project activities such as developing monitoring and evaluation framework, mapping and understanding A&P work, screening and reviewing existing UNICEF monitoring and evaluation reports/studies/tools (for other campaigns), developing a comprehensive instrument/screening tool that is inclusive of all the measures for each indicator (already chosen by A&P) in discussion with UNICEF Programme Review Group. Also providing support in the development of terms of reference for the baseline study to be conducted based on the above framework.

  • Evaluation of Accreditation of Private Sector Health Facilities for Provision of comprehensive Abortion Care Services: A New Initiative of State Government of Bihar, 2013, Ipas Development Foundation

Brief about the project:CMS Social conducted an assessment to understand whether or not the combinations of private site accreditation for providing safe abortion services and provider reimbursement are helping to improve the utilization of quality safe abortion services by poor women. The study also evaluates and documents influences as well as barriers in implementing the accreditation scheme through public-private partnership. Broadly, the study assessed the effect of the accreditation program in Bihar on improving access to, quality of, and increasing utilization of safe abortion services.

  • A Research Study on Migration-Threat to Polio Eradication, 2012, Unicef

Brief about the project:The study aimed to understand whether migration is a threat towards sustaining India’s status as a Polio-free nation. Towards this, the study assessed the immunization status of children aged 0-5 years belonging to migrant families. Further the study assessed the families/parents’ Knowledge, Attitude and Practices related to vaccines administered to children of this vulnerable population against preventable diseases including polio as part of Routine Immunization. The states covered under the study were Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal and Maharashtra.

  • Evaluation of a multi-pronged intervention to improve access to safe abortion care in selected districts of Madhya Pradesh-A baseline study, 2013, Ipas Development Foundation

Brief about the project:The baseline survey was undertaken in the intervention districts of Dewas and Hoshangabad and in the control district Damoh to assess and capture the knowledge, attitude and practices related to medical termination of pregnancy by women in rural Madhya Pradesh. The evaluation methodology is designed to assess the impact of the proposed intervention and for measuring variations in primary outcome indicators (KAS & service utilization); overall and relative efficacy of two interventions districts with respect to a control district. A detailed household listing exercise was carried out in each of the sample (111) villages to identify households with eligible respondents. A total sample of 740 married women (15-39) in each of the intervention and control districts was covered in this survey.

  • Rapid Assessment Survey for BAIF Livestock Development Programme “Godhan” (RAS-II), in Maharashtra, UP, Bihar, 2013, BAIF Development Research Foundation

Brief about the project: The main purpose of the intervention in Bihar, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh is livelihood support through better cattle management practices and improving the breed of cattle. As the national level M & E consultant the role of ‘CMS Social’ team included preparation of conceptual framework of M & E and its operational plan, Rapid Assessment Surveys as well as Impact assessment, periodic review and tracking of CDC as well as management plan for M & E. For the study purpose CMS Social has developed a unique Poverty Assessment Tool to assess the economic status of the project beneficiary families.

  • Providing support in reporting for RAM (Result Assessment Module) for Advocacy & Communication (A&C) Programme, 2013, UNICEF India country Office

Brief about the project: As a technical partner to UNICEF ICO’s A&C Programme team for developing M&E Framework, CMS had a handholding sessions with concerned officials of UNICEF state offices to understand and provide data and information for each indicator as well as to provide information to suffice RAM related information.

  • End line Evaluation of Changing young women’s knowledge, attitude and skills on sexual and reproductive health issues through community-level intervention in two districts of Jharkhand, 2013, Ipas DevelopmentFoundation

Brief about the project:CMS Social conducted a cross sectional study to capture the knowledge, attitude and practices related to medical termination of pregnancy,current and preferred source of information on family planning and safe abortion to provide information for programme intervention in rural areas. The household selection was based on an exhaustive listing and mapping of households in selected villages carried out by CMS enumerators. The survey was undertaken in the intervention Blocks of Deogarh and Giridih and in the control Block of Madhupur. In this survey, total sample of 1494 Young Women (869 Married and 625 Un-married) of 15-24 age group were covered from both intervention and control Blocks.

  • Regular Monitoring of Centrally Sponsored Rural Development Programmes and Schemes in two districts of Uttar Pradesh, Phase I, 2012-13, Ministry of Rural Development, GoI

Brief about the project: The regular monitoring assessed the implementation of the programmes, whether the programmes objectives are being achieved or not, overall impact of the programmes on the social and economic life of the target groups. Apart from this, success stories of the programmes and case studies of impact of the programmes on the beneficiaries was also collected during the regular monitoring of the MoRDprogrammes.

  • Assessment of the Implementation of 25 Percent Reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) under Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, Centre for Civil Society

CMS did the assessment of the awareness among the weaker section about the 25 percent reservation of the seats in private schools for children of economically weaker section. The study was done in Delhi in the year 2011.

2007-12

  • Baseline survey on ‘Changing Young Women’s Knowledge, Attitude and Skills on Sexual and Reproductive Health issues through Community-level Intervention in two districts of Jharkhand’, 2012, Ipas Development Foundation

Brief about the project: A cross sectional study conducted to capture the knowledge, attitude and practices related to medical termination of pregnancy in rural locations of Jharkhand. The current and preferred source of information on family planning and safe abortion was captured to provide information for programme intervention. A quantitative survey among eligible women was conducted in rural households. The household selection was based on an exhaustive listing and mapping of households in the selected villages carried out by CMS enumerators.The Baseline survey covered a sample size of total of 600 respondents each from both intervention and control areas.

  • Assessing community awareness on legal aspects & access to safe abortion services in two selected blocks of Maharashtra: A follow-up evaluation study, 2012, Ipas Development Foundation

Brief about the project: IPAS India with state government of Maharashtra made intervention for improving the knowledge, attitude and practice related to abortion and care seeking behavior among the rural population. The follow-up evaluation was undertaken to understand the efficacy of the BCC intervention in terms of communication reach, message recall, relevance and relative strength of message penetration and to examine associations between BCC exposures and knowledge, awareness and utilization of services. The follow up evaluation covered, currently married women (age 15-49 years and their spouse), who are not using any permanent method of contraception (female and male sterilization) for more than 3 years (36 months) prior to the survey. The follow-up study covered a sample size of total of 766 sample respondents i.e., total 383 eligible women each from intervention and control sites. 

  • Assessment of ASHA Support System in Uttarakhand, 2011, Futures Group

Brief about the project:The qualitative study assessed ASHA support system in the state for capacity building of the frontline health workers under National Rural Health Mission. It included assessing capacity building initiatives at state and district level resource centres and affiliated NGOs as well as captured the views of medical officers at district, block and sub-centre level and interacted with community to have their feedback on the roles and responsibilities delivered by ASHAs. The study also captured the viewpoints of ASHAson delivering of their assigned responsibilities. The study covered all 13 districts of the state.

  • Baseline survey for Madhya Pradesh Nutrition Programme, 2011, UN World Food Programme

Brief about the project:In collaboration with the Government of Madhya Pradesh, WFP piloted a project in three most vulnerable districts of Madhya Pradesh - to reduce malnutrition among poor women and children. CMS social undertook a sample survey to provide an in-depth analysis of the situation in the operational area to support operational planning and to establish the basis to assess impact on completion.The baseline study aimed at understanding the socio-economic status along with the nutritional status of children and women. The study involves both quantitative and qualitative techniques for data collection and analysis. Under this study Anthropometric measurement and blood sample were collected for Anaemia testing.

  • Profiling of Families of Severe Acute Malnourished (SAM) Children in 3 districts of Madhya Pradesh, 2011, UN World Food Programme

Brief about the project:A dynamic MIS database was developed and profiling of 5000 plus families of severely malnourished children for analyses of root causes, the awareness levels and other related parameters like migration, poverty and indebtedness status. The database also include close monitoring of entitlements and utilization of the services by the families of SAM children,

  • Follow-up of post-training service provision: A longitudinal survey of CAC-trained providers trained during FY08-FY10 in Maharashtra,Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, 2011, Ipas Development Foundation

Brief about the project:Ipas India in collaboration with the state governments of five states namely, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh,  Maharashtra  & Uttarakhand is providing full intervention support to improve the capacities of health care institutions to provide safe abortion care facilities. Objective of the study was conducting the facility follow-up assessment, a comprehensive survey of all the health facilities that received Ipas intervention. This assessment study also aims to follow-up with the master trainers (mostly professors and senior doctors of medical colleges and district hospital) to assess their involvement and identify areas of further improvement in training process. The assessment study involves survey of total 311 health facilities and 31 master trainers.

  • Rapid Assessment Survey for BAIF Livestock Development Programme “Godhan” (RAS-I), in Maharashtra, UP, Bihar, 2012, BAIF Development Research Foundation

Brief about the project: The main purpose of the intervention in Bihar, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh is livelihood support through better cattle management practices and improving the breed of cattle. As the national level M & E consultant the role of ‘CMS Social’ team included preparation of conceptual framework of M & E and its operational plan, Rapid Assessment Surveys as well as Impact assessment, periodic review and tracking of CDC as well as management plan for M & E. For the study purpose CMS Social has developed a unique Poverty Assessment Tool to assess the economic status of the project beneficiary families.

  • Mid-term assessment of OCP-Agriculture Extension Services project in Karnataka, 2012, OCP Foundation, Morocco

Brief about the project:CMS Social conducted the mid-term assessment of the project to assess the current status of the project - the progress against the desired goals and objectives of the programme as well as the socio-economic condition of farmers and further analyzed the improvement in the knowledge and cropping practices of farmers about soil health, balanced fertilizers and importance of using inter crops. The evaluation findings were assessed using the five OECD-DAC recognized evaluation criteria namely, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Relevance, Impact and Sustainability of the Programme. CMS Social used the quasi-experimental research design and both quantitative as well as qualitative research tools were used to gather information.

  • Evaluation of State Resource Centres in Odisha, 2012, Directorate of Adult Education, Ministry of HRD, Government of India

Brief about the project: The study assessed the quality of the training imparted by the SRC to its target group. The study also assessed the quality of the materials developed by SRC and the content of the materials developed the impact of the SRC training, its other activities on the target groups and the Sakshar Bharat Programme.

  • Evaluation of State Resource Centres in Chhattisgarh, 2012, Directorate of Adult Education, Ministry of HRD, Government of India

Brief about the project: The study assessed the quality of the training imparted by the SRC to its target group. The study also assessed the quality of the materials developed by SRC and the content of the materials developedthe impact of the SRC training, its other activities on the target groups and the Sakshar Bharat Programme.

  • Evaluation of Jan ShikshanSansthans in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh, 2011-12, Directorate of Adult Education, Ministry of HRD, Government of India

Brief about the project: Jan ShikshanSansthans (JSS) are primarily non-formal vocational educational institutions for adults. The study   evaluated the quality and content of the various vocational and skill development programmes undertaken by JSS, its relevance and impact in improving the occupational and technical knowledge of the beneficiaries. Further the study critically examines the administrative and financial aspects of JSS for the last three years.

  • Evaluation of Jan ShikshanSansthans in Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh, 2011-12, Directorate of Adult Education, Ministry of HRD, Government of India

Brief about the project: Jan ShikshanSansthans (JSS) are primarily non-formal vocational educational institutions for adults. The study   evaluated the quality and content of the various vocational and skill development programmes undertaken by JSS, its relevance and impact in improving the occupational and technical knowledge of the beneficiaries. Further the study critically examines the administrative and financial aspects of JSS for the last three years.

  • Evaluation of Jan ShikshanSansthans in Sonebhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, 2011-12, Directorate of Adult Education, Ministry of HRD, Government of India

Brief about the project: Jan ShikshanSansthans (JSS) are primarily non-formal vocational educational institutions for adults. The study   evaluated the quality and content of the various vocational and skill development programmes undertaken by JSS, its relevance and impact in improving the occupational and technical knowledge of the beneficiaries. Further the study critically examines the administrative and financial aspects of JSS for the last three years.

  • Evaluation of Jan ShikshanSansthans in Etwah district of Uttar Pradesh, 2011-12, Directorate of Adult Education, Ministry of HRD, Government of India

Brief about the project: Jan ShikshanSansthans (JSS) are primarily non-formal vocational educational institutions for adults. The study   evaluated the quality and content of the various vocational and skill development programmes undertaken by JSS, its relevance and impact in improving the occupational and technical knowledge of the beneficiaries. Further the study critically examines the administrative and financial aspects of JSS for the last three years.

  • Evaluation of Jan ShikshanSansthans in Orai district of Uttar Pradesh, 2011-12, Directorate of Adult Education, Ministry of HRD, Government of India

Brief about the project: Jan ShikshanSansthans (JSS) are primarily non-formal vocational educational institutions for adults. The study   evaluated the quality and content of the various vocational and skill development programmes undertaken by JSS, its relevance and impact in improving the occupational and technical knowledge of the beneficiaries. Further the study critically examines the administrative and financial aspects of JSS for the last three years.

  • Baseline Survey for BAIF Livestock Development Programme “Godhan” in Maharashtra, UP, Bihar, 2011, BAIF Development Research Foundation

Brief about the project: ‘Godhan’ was implemented by BAIF Research Foundation with an aims to develop a sustainable approach for comprehensive dairy development using frozen semen technology for livelihood assistance to 86,000 poor farmers in Bihar, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. Baseline was conducted in the selected districts of identified states. Qualitative as well as quantitative approaches were used for establishing a benchmark for the project. In this study both quantitative as well as qualitative techniques such as, HH survey, FGDs, IDIs were used to collect data and information.

  • A baseline survey for Mobile Health Unit Project in Delhi Project-“Health Care at the Doorstep, 2010-11, Save the Children India

Brief about the project: The project was launched in six selected districts of Delhi with an aim to improve the health status of the population of ten selected slum clusters in each district. The key objectives of the project were to provide Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition (RMNCH) care as well as to create community awareness on issues of environmental, sanitation & hygiene and other health and nutrition related behaviors. For the baseline survey, sample of 1560 households (260 households from each district) was selected using systematic random sampling method and a mix of both quantitative as well as qualitative research tools were used. The information was collected at household level as well as service provider’s level.

  • Mid-term Assessment of WFP’s Programme on Support to Livelihood Activities, 2010-11, UNWFP

Brief about the project:The study was conducted to assess the progress of the Cash-cum-food-for work (CFFW) activities under the livelihood support programme of WFP which supports food insecure households in remote tribal areas and the extent to which intended benefits have reached the target groups. It also assessed the extent to which programme covered the target groups like poorest and most vulnerable including women and other marginalized social groups, the percentage of household expenditure on food and to look at contributing factors such as asset creation, non-farm income generation, indebtedness and migration. Preparation of Food Consumption Score, Household Asset Score and Disaster Preparedness Index were also the key component of study.The study was carried out in Orissa and Jharkhand. The sample size of each of the states consisted of 1150 households.

  • A Follow-up Study on Abortion related knowledge and care seeking behaviour and practice in Jharkhand and Bihar, 2010, Ipas Development Foundation, India

Brief about the project:The endline evaluation aimed at evaluating the efficacy of different communication channels and asses transition or improvement (if any) from the respective baseline on knowledge, attitude, behavior and practice (KABP) of the target population in terms of SRH issues and health care seeking behavior. The intervention districts have been Patna and Kishanganj in Bihar and Lohardaga and Dhanbad in Jharkhand.

  • A Quantitative Evaluation of Microsoft-Unlimited Potential Project in Uttar Pradesh, 2010 Microsoft India and Datamation Foundation

Brief about the project:The project aimed at providing the computer training to the marginalized community particularly women and adolescent youth in rural and semi-urban areas. CMS Social as the evaluation partner looked in the socio-economic impact of the Unlimited Potential Project on the targeted population and their families. The study also involves interaction with other stakeholders such as representatives of implementing partners, resource persons, opinion leaders, and community members in general.

  • Baseline Study of Socio-economic Status of Mahadalits in Bihar, 2009-10, UNICEF Bihar

Brief about the project:The study was undertaken to assess the socio-economic status of Mahadalits in Bihar. The study assessed the socio-economic indicators including the nutritional status of children of the targeted population. The study was first of its kind of the study undertaken with a large sample size of 12000 households spread across 10 districts from different administrative divisions of the state. In addition to this qualitative tools such as FGDs and IDIs were used to gather information from Mahadalit community. Anthropometric measurement for capturing the nutritional status of children as well as iodine test kit was used to measure the level of iodine in the salt used by the surveyed households.

  • A Quantitative Evaluation of Microsoft-Unlimited Potential Project in Gujarat, 2009-10,Microsoft India and Aga Khan Foundation/ AKRSP(I)

Brief about the project: The project aimed at providing the computer training to the marginalized community particularly women and adolescent youth in rural and semi-urban areas. CMS Social as the evaluation partner looked in the socio-economic impact of the Unlimited Potential Project on the targeted population and their families. The study also involves interaction with other stakeholders such as representatives of implementing partners, resource persons, opinion leaders, and community members in general.

  • Evaluation of Jan ShikshanSansthans (JSS) in Rohtak, 2009-10, Directorate of Adult Education, Ministry of HRD, GoI

Brief about the project:Jan ShikshanSansthans (JSS) are primarily non-formal vocational educational institutions for adults. The study   evaluated the quality and content of the various vocational and skill development programmes undertaken by JSS, its relevance and impact in improving the occupational and technical knowledge of the beneficiaries. Further the study critically examines the administrative and financial aspects of JSS for the last three years.

  • A Follow-up Facility assessment and Trainer’s assessment survey in Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, 2009-10, Ipas Development Foundation, India

Brief about the project:Ipas India provides support to public as well as private health facilities through clinical training to medical doctors and nursing staff in MTP procedures. CMS social undertook a follow-up assessment of health facilities in three of these states (Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh) to ascertain the adequacy in supply of appropriate technology, to collect, records of MTP procedures and to identify qualitatively the factors affecting the service provision of the health facilities.

  • Evaluation of Videoshala Project in Gujarat, 2009, Quest Alliance/International Youth FoundationUSA

Brief about the project:Videoshala Project (an education technology project) implemented in Gujarat state by four local NGOs working in the field of education. The evaluation of the project was done in all nine districts of the state where the project had been implemented. The study assessed the extent of achievements of the intended objectives and the impact of the programme on the target audience. Under the study around sixty schools were covered and information and data was collected by interviewing students, teachers and other stake holders. Apart from this, learning achievement test was also conducted of more than 700 students of different standard.

  • Review of capacity building needs of members and office bearers of Positive Women Network (PWN+) in Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Manipur, 2009, UNICEF India

Brief about the project:The study aimed at assessing the existing strength and capacity building needs of members and office bearers of the district level networks formed by PWN+. More specifically, the study looked into the nature and effectiveness of district level networks in terms of their role in advocacy for prevention of new infections among women and girls and advocacy for greater and better access to care and improved quality of life. The study used the qualitative approach to address the above mentioned objectives using Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), Interviews and In depth interviews with district level network members and one to one interaction with government officials and representatives of civil society organizations.

  • SCALE® Demonstration Project in Jharkhand: Addressing Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP) and Youth Health and Fertility, 2008-09, AED and USAID

Brief about the project:SCALE® is a process for catalyzing large-scale change involving multiple stakeholders who unite around a common vision, network among themselves, and take action to produce system-wide change in a short period of time. The baseline study aimed to understand the current HTSP (Healthy Timing and Spacing for Pregnancy) scenario (Knowledge, Attitude, Behaviour and Practice) of youths in Jharkhand and thereby, helping planning of project’s implementation strategy via the SCALE. A multistage sampling was used for the selection of households and quantitative research techniques were used for collecting the data. After analyzing the 10 lowest performing districts in Jharkhand for relevant indicators pertaining to HTSP and family planning, two districts (Deoghar and Pakur) were finalized as the intervention districts for applying the SCALE® approach to HTSP. A third district (Sahibganj) was selected as the comparison area.

  • Evaluation of UNIFEM’s Regional Programme for Home Based workers in South Asia, 2008-09, UNIFEM India

Brief about the project:The evaluation is an in-depth analysis of UNIFEM’s programmes, approaches, strategies, interventions and advocacy initiatives to support Home-based workers at regional level and to clear country specificpriorities. It focuses on accessing the effectiveness, sustainability, relevance, efficiency and impact of the programme.The end line evaluation using OECD-DAC evaluation criteria across four countries namely, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, assessed the programme interventions, achievements vis-à-vis the programme Logic Framework. Data and information for the study was gathered using primary methods, which included face to face, telephonic and e-mail based interviews.

  • A Quantitative Evaluation of Microsoft-Unlimited Potential Project in Maharashtra, 2008, Microsoft India and ISAP

Brief about the project:The project aimed at providing the computer training to the marginalized community particularly women and adolescent youth in rural and semi-urban areas. CMS Social as the evaluation partner looked in the socio-economic impact of the Unlimited Potential Project on the targeted population and their families. The study also involves interaction with other stakeholders such as representatives of implementing partners, resource persons, opinion leaders, and community members in general.

  • A Baseline Study for WFP’s Food for Work (FFW) for Country Program (2008-13), 2008, UNWFP India

Brief about the project:World Food Programme (WFP), through its Country Programme (2008-13), aimed at enabling the poorest and most vulnerable people to meet their food needs, create and preserve assets and improve individual and community capacities, livelihood options and food security level of households in three states namely, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Orissa. The baseline survey undertaken by CMS social aimed at understanding the current status of the households, which will act as benchmark for the FFW programme in these states. Both quantitative as well as qualitative research approaches were used for collection of data and information in the study. The total sample size for the baseline survey was 6,325 households.

  • An End line Study for WFP’s Food for Work (FFW) for Country Program (2003-08), 2008, UNWFP India

Brief about the project: The intervention was made in seven states namely, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Gujarat.The End line survey was conducted to assess the impact of the programme on the target community. Both quantitative as well as qualitative research approaches were used for collection of data and information in the study.

  • Rapid assessment of the functionality of FRUs and 24x7 PHCs for GTZ in Chhattisgarh, 2008, German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

Brief about the project: Rapid Assessment of the Functionality of FRUs and 24x7 PHCs in Chhattisgarh conducted on behalf of the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare toevaluate the current state of operationalization and to identify ways to further improve the status of service delivery of 108 FRUs (16 District Hospitals & 92 CHCs) and 24x7 PHCs (132 PHC); total of 240 health facilities.

  • Evaluation of National Child Labour Projects in Uttar Pradesh, 2007-08, VVGiri National Labour Institute, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India

Brief about the project:The evaluation aimed at assessment of the status and functioning of NCLP Societies and NCLP Schools and the effectiveness of various components of NCLP, with particular reference to the components introduced during the 10th Plan towards achieving the objectives of NCLP. Further it assessed the extent and pattern of complementary efforts of the state governments/ district administrations and implementing agencies in the implementation and monitoring of NCLPs; and to contribute towards policy formulation by suggesting specific plans of action for NCLP. The scope of work included visits to NCLP run schools and interaction with teachers, students, parents andproject officials at state as well as district levels.

  • An Impact Assessment of Delhi School Voucher Project, 2008, Centre for Civil Society

Brief about the project:The study evaluated the impact and acceptance of Education Voucher Program in Delhi. The programme aimed at giving the students and their parents the opportunity to go to a school of their choice. The study adopted a quasi-experimental design with treatment and control group. The respondent group for the study constitutes students of pre-primary to class VI level and their parents.

  • Evaluation of scheme of assistance to agencies for Education in Human Values (EHV), 2008, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of HRD, GoI

Brief about the project: This study evaluated utilization of Grant-in-aid by selected NGOs across the country who received the grant for promotion of education in human values among students at all stages of school education. The study also assessed the relevance of the activities which the NGO’s implemented to promulgate EHV.

  • Evaluation of Continuing Education Programme (ABP) in Chitoor district, 2007, Adult Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh

Brief about the project: Continuing Education Programme (CEP) was implemented in the district after completion of Post Literacy Programme (PLP). The evaluation of the CEP in the district was conducted to ascertain to which extent the objectives of the CEP has been achieved, to what extent requisite activities were undertaken and the effectiveness of these activities to strengthen the CEP. The study also assessed the weaknesses and bottlenecks of the CE Programme in the district.

  • Evaluation of Akshra Bharti Programme (ABP) in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, 2007, Adult Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh

Brief about the project: The Akshra Bharti Programme (ABP) was aimed to increase literacy among the illiterate adult of the district. The evaluation of the ABP was examined the operational strategies and implementation processes in the context of approved plan of action with regard to the district specific factors. The evaluation also assessed the direct and indirect impact of the programme on individual learners and on the community.

  • Evaluation of Akshra Bharti Programme (ABP) in East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh,2007, Adult Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh

Brief about the project: The Akshra Bharti Programme (ABP) was aimed to increase literacy among the illiterate adult of the district. The evaluation of the ABP was examined the operational strategies and implementation processes in the context of approved plan of action with regard to the district specific factors. The evaluation also assessed the direct and indirect impact of the programme on individual learners and on the community.

  • Evaluation of Akshra Bharti Programme (ABP) in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh,2007, Adult Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh

Brief about the project: The Akshra Bharti Programme (ABP) was aimed to increase literacy among the illiterate adult of the district. The evaluation of the ABP was examined the operational strategies and implementation processes in the context of approved plan of action with regard to the district specific factors. The evaluation also assessed the direct and indirect impact of the programme on individual learners and on the community.

 

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