Major Studies and Evaluations

 Livelihood subsector mapping study for a group of five NGOs in Sasaram, Bihar, Commissioned by Lutheran World Relief( Dec,07 to Jan,08)

 Need Assessment of Self Help promoting institutions in Jharkhand, commissioned by Freedom from Hunger, (Reach India), USA (May-June`06)

 Market Research Survey of SHPIs in Orissa commissioned by Freedom from Hunger, (Reach India), USA (Feb-Mar`06).For this, We surveyed 300 SHPIs across Odisha

 Providing mentoring and handholding support to Gram Utthan, a Micro finance Institution in Orissa, on behalf of Small Scale Industries Development Bank of India (Sep `05 to Au`06) 

 Conducted a study entitled “Promoting responsive business behavior in Jharkhand: A study to identify status, drivers and scope for enhanced poverty impact”, Commissioned by Partner in Change, New Delhi, (July-August, 2005)

 Conducted a scoping study  for IDS of USA to identify a group of four NGOs in Bihar and Jharkhand for IDS support, May 2005

 Conducted a Statewide programme review of three NGO Networks, supported by OXFAM in Jharkhand, Feb—March, 2005

 Acted as a   consultant  to ORMAS, Govt. of Orissa to  review the five year perspective plan for implementation of National Food for Work Programme in five districts of Orissa, March-April, 2005

 Conducted a study on ‘Approaches, issues and concerns of selected micro finance institutions’ in Bihar, Jharkhand, UP, West Bengal and Assam’ for Sa-Dhan, New Delhi, a national level network, September-November, 2004

 Conducted  evaluation of SHG intervention in Gujarat Harmony project of CARE-India, August,2004

 Conducted a feasibility study for CARE-India for setting of a State level micro finance capacity building institute in Orissa, April—June, 2004

 Had undertaken a study for Ford Foundation, New Delhi (July 2003 to September 2003) to do a critical review of selected group of 10 NGOs, exclusively engaged in micro finance activities. Subsequent to the study, the Ford Foundation decided to support 9 NGOs located in the districts of Khurdha, Balasore, Sambalpur, Kalahandi and Malkangiri for a period of three years

 Conducted a scoping study  for IDS of USA to identify a group of five NGOs in Orissa for IDS support,2003

 Contracted  by CARE- India as a Strategic Partner for a group of 38 NGOs in Bolangir, Phulbani and Gajapati districts of Orissa under its Community Based Drought Response Program. Duration of this assignment was from Aug`03 to Dec`03 and March`04 to July`04.The main responsibility was to provide training and handholding services to SHGs, promoted by these NGOs.