PROJECTS - ALL

Status and Situational Analysis of Human Trafficking in Cross-border Districts of Bihar
Client Name ATSEC Bihar
Thematic Area
Human Trafficking
Type of Assignment
Research
Project Description
The project was supported by ATSEC, Bihar with specific funding from PLAN India, Save the Children, Action Aid and BRC-CWS. The study was conducted in 9 districts across border areas to assess the situation of human trafficking. Study incorporated quantitative and qualitative research methodologies comprising of structured research tools as well as discussion guides for in-depth interviews. Under the study, migrants from Nepal and India, Law Enforcement Officials, Transporters, Religious and Faith Leaders were contacted and interviewed. The border area points were also visited and ATSEC partner NGOs involved in human trafficking issues were interviewed and information on their efforts was captured. It was encouraging that NGOs are involved with full dedication but many of them replicating the similar types of interventions and majority of the organizations did not have any phase out plan or any community supported or dependent mechanism for dealing with human trafficking menace. This exploratory research highlighted several hurdles in handling human trafficking issues and shortcomings that need to be dealt with very soon. The results were disseminated at Patna in a one-day dissemination meeting where then Minister of Social Welfare, Ms. ParveenAmanullah chaired the sessions. She stressed that the recommendations that have been shared should be dealt with commitment so that human trafficking initiatives should get prioritized.
Coverage
Bihar
Technical Partner for Monitoring and Evaluation
Client Name BILT Tree Tech Limited, Gurgaon
Thematic Area
Farm Forestry
Type of Assignment
Evaluation
Project Description
IMPACT is currently providing technical assistance to BTTL in their World Bank funded project under Development Marketplace being implemented in Chhattisgarh and Odisha states. The project aimed at assisting tribal and marginalized farmers having smaller land in plantation of high cost yielding plantation that needs less of labor and efforts but higher cost after a stipulated time period. The assignment includes documentation of good practices, success stories, establishment of social security structures, etc. IMPACT is also helping them in developing their MIS for their farm-forestry project.
Coverage
Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Maharashtra
Learning Review for Childhood Diarrhoea Management Programme
Client Name CIFF — Children’s Investment Fund
Thematic Area
Health
Type of Assignment
Meta Evaluation
Project Description
IMPACT is undertaking learning review for a Childhood Diarrhoea Management Programme funded by CIFF implemented by Micronutrient Initiative in Bihar. It’s a meta evaluation for the CIFF funding. IMPACT is scanning all the project documents right from starting to the end inclusive of evaluation reports, log frames, achievements of KPIs and supply audit reports.
Coverage
Bihar/CG/Delhi
Data Quality Audit for Childhood Diarrhoea Management Programme in Bihar supported by Micronutrient Initiative
Client Name CIFF — Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, UK
Thematic Area
Health
Type of Assignment
Evaluation
Project Description
IMPACT recently had undertaken a data quality audit study in 15 districts of Bihar where Micronutrient Initiative (MI) was providing technical support to Bihar Health Society in ensuring the availability of Zinc and ORS at all levels such as District, Block and Villages. Under the study, a thorough assessment was made with respect to the data management systems, reporting and utilization of MIS data in managing the supply chain mechanism
Coverage
Bihar
Evaluation of Capacity Building Initiative for NGO Partners to Protect Children from Trafficking in Udaipur (Rajasthan)
Client Name ChildFund International
Thematic Area
Human Trafficking
Type of Assignment
Evaluation
Project Description
IMPACT had undertaken the evaluation of ChildFund International funded ‘Capacity Building Initiative for NGO Partners to Protect Children from Trafficking in Udaipur (Rajasthan)’ in June 2011. The Trafficking In Persons (TIP) project had three years duration implemented in three tribal blocks of Udaipur district namely Jhadol, Gogunda and Kotda. The five NGO partners were: SevaBharati, Gandhi ManavKalyan Society (GMKS), Dakshin Rajasthan Majdoor Union (DRMU), ChetanaArogyaMandir (CAM) and ALERT Sansthan at Udaipur. Under the project, capacity building of five identified NGO partners was done on trafficking, Juvenile Justice Act and issues related to Child Trafficking along with focusing on establishing a Network at district and Community level Task Forces at block level to tackle child migration for employment in BT Cotton fields in Gujarat state. IMPACT has successfully finished the evaluation which was mainly qualitative in nature. IMPACT team undertook desk research, in-depth interviews and focus groups along with telephonic interactions with stakeholders, government functionaries, programme officials and beneficiaries. The report and results are available with ChildFund India team at New Delhi.
Coverage
Rajasthan
Capacity Assessment of Partners
Client Name ChildFund India
Thematic Area
Child Protection
Type of Assignment
Capacity Assessment
Project Description
For ChildFund India, IMPACT has recently carried out a nation-wide study undertaking the Capacity Assessment of all 52 ChildFund’s NGO partners in 8 states of India as well as their national office. The capacity assessment included a three-day visit to each of the partner in order to assess their capacities in the areas of programme, M&E, external relations, finance and human resource. At each partner location, comprehensive field visits to the programme area were made wherein in-depth interactions with key stakeholders, target groups, programme staff were undertaken. In addition, sponsored families were also contacted to know their perceptions and assess the type of support they received under the programme. One of the key highlight was an online self-reported tool which has been developed for regular use of the ChildFund for its partners in future and which would help in computing Performance Index for its partners. The evaluation also maps the existing interventions to the proposed changes in the Theory of Change, Partnership Strategy and Programme Strategy of ChildFund India and International
Coverage
Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal
Conditional Cash Transfer to Enhance MCHN in Bihar – Bihar Child Support Programme (BCSP)
Client Name DFID/BTAST/OPM
Thematic Area
Reproductive Health and Nutrition
Type of Assignment
Research
Project Description
IMPACT assisted Oxford Policy Management, India in conducting baseline survey for a 3-Year Randomized-Control Trial being implemented by OPM in Gaya district to assess the effectiveness of cash transfer (conditional and unconditional) in improving the uptake of Anganwadi Centre (AWC) services and its impact on maternal and child health and nutrition. The project has incorporated high end technology use as well as psychometric analysis.
Coverage
Bihar
Management Support for International Partnership Arrangement Programme (IPAP)
Client Name DFID/IPE Global/OPM
Thematic Area
Multiple Themes including Social Exclusion, Child Rights Skills Development Health
Type of Assignment
Technical Assistance
Project Description
Jointly implemented with IPE Global and Oxford Policy Management Group, UK, IMPACT was a part of the Management Committee (MC) constituted by DFID to provide technical support to the seven INGOs implementing IPAP, along with 130 NGOs in 18 states of India. IMPACT was leading the M&E component within the MC team. IPAP has been formally over as of now.
Coverage
Multiple States
Promote Awareness and Use of Zinc & ORS for the Treatment of Children Diarrhoea amongst Rural Medical Practitioners, Drug Stores and Mothers/Caregivers
Client Name FHI 360 LLC formerly AED-ARTS LLC
Thematic Area
Health
Type of Assignment
Implementation
Project Description
IMPACT was awarded a project to Promote Awareness and use of Zinc & ORS for the Treatment of Children Diarrheal amongst Rural, Medical, Practitioners, Drug Stores and Mothers/Caregivers under Diarrhoea Alleviation through Zinc and ORS Therapy (DAZT) Project of AED-ARTS LLC. AED-ARTS, LLC, was a subsidiary of the Academy for Educational Development in partnership with a consortium of organizations was implementing ‘Diarrhoea Alleviation through Zinc and ORS Therapy (DAZT)’ project to reduce and rationally manage childhood diarrhoea. DAZT aimed to reduce morbidity and mortality related to diarrheal disease among children under 5 years of age, through deployment of new and improved approaches to scale up Zinc and Oral Rehydration salts (ORS) for diarrhoea treatment through both public and private sector channels. The project aimed to reduce the burden of diarrhoea on child health and increase child survival in India, and contributed to improved child health outcomes and provided actionable information for diarrhoea treatment and dehydration management efforts around the world. The main purpose was to increase awareness and usages of Zinc & ORS among Rural Health Care Providers & Mothers/Caregivers. It proposed a communications-based strategy using state of the art Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) techniques and attempted to use latest and innovative measures to increase the awareness among rural health care providers and mothers, thus leading to increase in demand for low osmolairty ORS and Zinc. The basic assumption was that the increase in demand would mobilize the market forces (both chemists and pharmaceutical manufacturers/suppliers) to ensure there is enough supply to meet out the demand. However, the proposal did make attempts to establish links between manufactures, suppliers, retailers and end users. The two districts Bareilly and Badayun in Uttar Pradesh and was for two years duration.
Coverage
Uttar Pradesh
Evaluation of Strategic Grantees funded under NIHLI grants
Client Name Geneva Global
Thematic Area
Human Trafficking
Type of Assignment
Evaluation
Project Description
IMPACT conducted an impact assessment study for Geneva Global, a performance philanthropic organization that supports organizations for various initiatives. The objective of the study was to assess the impact of Geneva Global’s 3-year grants to various implementing partners in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh states under it North India Human Liberty Initiative (NIHLI). The assessment was done for 8 organizations in total working on women economic empowerment and children development and protection. The key interventions were focussed on anti-human trafficking initiatives through women economic empowerment, education for children, social awareness on entitlements provided by Government, rescue of women and children from exploitative situations, promoting safe migration, HIV/AIDS, etc.
Coverage
Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
Research on Impact of Legal Procedures on Physical, Mental and Emotional Well-being of Survivors of Human Trafficking
Client Name Group Developpment/South Asia and Sanjog
Thematic Area
Human Trafficking
Type of Assignment
Assessment/Evaluation
Project Description
IMPACT has conducted a multi-country research study for GroupeDeveloppment (GD) South Asia – Sanjog India involving four Indian states—West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Bangladesh and Nepal which supported GD in developing their long term strategy for funding human trafficking projects in India. The findings of the study was shared with the partners and stakeholders in a workshop organized at Kolkata in presence of government stakeholders and eminent researchers and academicians.
Coverage
India, Bangladesh and Nepal
Estimation of Litchi Acreage in Bihar
Client Name IL&FS Cluster Development Unit
Thematic Area
Agriculture
Type of Assignment
Research
Project Description
IMPACT had undertaken an exploratory research for Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) which is the one of India's leading infrastructure development and finance companies. IL&FS provides strategic support to the infrastructure development through Infrastructure Services. One of their key initiatives includes Cluster Development that provides a range of turnkey services. Under these turnkey services, IMPACT was entrusted to conduct an exploratory research to undertake estimation of acreage of Litchi cultivation in Bihar state in consultation with the State Government through IL&FS Cluster Development Initiative. The main objective was to estimate total annual production of Litchi by its type of varieties in 34 blocks of 6 districts of Bihar using resource mapping. IMPACT conducted the entire research that included development of research design, training, field study, data management and analysis, documentation and reporting. This also included interactions with traders, retailers and officials from large scale food and processing industries in Bihar.
Coverage
Bihar
Documentation of Case Studies for the Grantees’ Interventions funded by World Bank / Development Marketplace (DM) Grants
Client Name IMC Worldwide, UK
Thematic Area
Nutrition, Health, Employment
Type of Assignment
Case Studies Documentation
Project Description
For IMC Worldwide UK, IMPACT had undertaken a documentation of the interventions implemented by the World Bank funded Development Marketplace (DM) grantees in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. Under the assignment, field visits were made to the Grantees targeted areas and programme implementation process as well as success stories were documented. The case studies mainly highlighted the success stories which provided an insight towards the types of interventions and whether these are fruitful for the intended audience. IMPACT appreciates the effort of World Bank/DM grants as these documented case studies were the needful interventions at the ground and well acknowledged by the target groups.
Coverage
Bihar and Madhya Pradesh
Baseline Survey for CABI for developing the monitoring and evaluation system for their Direct to Farm project
Client Name IMC Worldwide, UK
Thematic Area
Agriculture
Type of Assignment
Research
Project Description
In partnership with IMC Worldwide UK, IMPACT is undertaking a baseline survey for the project implemented by CABI on tele-counseling support directly to Farmers
Coverage
10 states in India
Study on Private Sector’s Engagement in Sharing Health Data in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal
Client Name London School of Health and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) - IDEAS
Thematic Area
Reproductive Health
Type of Assignment
Research
Project Description
For London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK under IDEAS project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, IMPACT senior management was a part of study team engaged in identification of barriers and facilitators to private sector health facilities’ engagement in sharing health data in two districts—Allahabad and Hardoi in Uttar Pradesh. Similar study was also undertaken in West Bengal covering South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas. This study involved secondary research methodology as well as primary research which mainly had qualitative methods like in-depth interviews with various stakeholders including public sector health officials and owners/managers of private health facilities. The study results will be utilized by Technical Support Unit (TSU) in Uttar Pradesh for devising strategies for data sharing from the private sector health facilities in future. At West Bengal, the study aimed at creating data informed platform for heath (DIPH) for improving data sharing for maternal and newborn health.
Coverage
Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal
Supply Audit Study for Childhood Diarrhoea Management in Bihar (Multiple Rounds)
Client Name Micronutrient Initiative
Thematic Area
Health
Type of Assignment
Research
Project Description
IMPACT has been consistently entrusted by Micronutrient Initiative for conducting Audit for the Supply Chain of ORS and Zinc under government health system. Support to public sector for better management of childhood diarrhoea is one of a leading capacity development programmes of MI in Bihar State. IMPACT undertook the second supply audit study in three districts—Banka, Sheohar and Sitamarhi in June 2012 and also recently finished the third round in five districts—Banka, Bhagalpur, Samastipur, Sheohar and Sitamarhi. Under the supply audit study, five major components have been audited namely (i) Procurement, (ii) Distribution, (iii) Storage, (iv) Utilization and (v) Stock outs and Replenishment at District, Block, Health Sub-centre and Village levels. In addition, compliance to reporting at all levels and validation of reporting figures was also undertaken. Primarily, the study incorporated the quantitative research methodology but qualitative methods were also used in the third round of supply audit in order to explore and identify the reasons for stock outs, replenishments and problems/barriers faced by the frontline workers (ANM, ASHA and AWW) at various levels.
Coverage
Bihar
Assessment of Economic and Social Contribution of NREGA on Livelihoods of Socially Excluded Groups in Bihar and Jharkhand
Client Name PACS India
Thematic Area
Social Exclusion
Type of Assignment
Research
Project Description
IMPACT was entrusted by PACS India to undertake research study in order to assess the impact of MNREGA on livelihoods of socially excluded groups in Bihar and Jharkhand where their grantees are implementing the advocacy interventions.
Coverage
Bihar and Jharkhand
Designing and Roll out of Management Information System for Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme
Client Name PACS India/OPM
Thematic Area
Social Exclusion
Type of Assignment
MIS Development and Research
Project Description
Jointly implemented with Oxford Policy Management Group, UK, IMPACT directly worked with PACS India and its 90 implementation partners in 7 states of India. IMPACT contributed in the designing and implementation of MIS to include input, process, output and outcome monitoring. IMPACT has been engaged in capacity development of NGOs in managing the MIS including analysis of data using participatory methods. IMPACT also provides research support to PACS as well as Helpline support for MIS Administration and Annual Data Survey to all CSO partners of PACS.
Coverage
Bihar, Chhattisgarh Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa Uttar Pradesh West Bengal
Improving Young Survivors' Access to Livelihood in Jharkhand and West Bengal
Client Name Perth College, University of Highlands and Islands, UK
Thematic Area
Human Trafficking
Type of Assignment
Research
Project Description
IMPACT had undertaken an important research study on young survivors of trafficking on their current status in accessing the livelihoods. Under the study, the survivors were contacted both at shelter home as well as integrated survivors at their native homes. The aim was to understand the current existing livelihood models at NGO-based shelter homes as well as how integrated survivors are managing their livelihoods. The results of this research yielded a set of recommendations for the donor organization to support NGOs in building their capacities so that they manage the livelihood component by mainstreaming them with community.
Coverage
Jharkhand and West Bengal
Conditional Cash Transfer in PPTCT Management
Client Name Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF)
Thematic Area
HIV/AIDS
Type of Assignment
Technical Assistance
Project Description
IMPACT provided its technical assistance to India Health Action Trust (IHAT) in the implementation of PPTCT interventions in two districts of Rajasthan—Dungarpur and Pali. The programme aimed to contribute in two major thematic areas—(a) Community interventions to address loss to follow-up in PPTCT, and (b) Early Infant Diagnosis. Probably this was the first ever attempt to test the effectiveness of conditional cash transfer in PPTCT management. The programme helped pregnant mothers in accessingRCH services through cash assistance. The programme involved HIV positive pregnant women, their children, grass-root health service providers and PHC staff as direct beneficiaries and other pregnant women vulnerable to HIV infection and service providers for MCH services as indirect beneficiaries. The project results showed increase in number of pregnant women screened for HIV within 6 months of their pregnancy; pregnant WLHIV enrolled for follow-up; mothers and babies received recommended prophylaxis treatment; newborn/infants receive testing for HIV within 6 months, etc. The project duration was 36 months.
Coverage
Rajasthan
Technical Assistance to Small Grants Programme on PPTCT
Client Name Positive Action for Children Fund (ViiV Healthcare UK)
Thematic Area
HIV/AIDS
Type of Assignment
Technical Assistance
Project Description
The Positive Action for Children Fund is an integral part of ViiV Healthcare's commitment to communities affected by HIV and AIDS. PACF’s partner organisations demonstrate their commitment and dedication to addressing mother-to-child transmission of HIV; through innovation and by maximising local resources made available through various health systems. PACF has provided small grants to two main grantees in South-East Asia who are undertaking PPTCT interventions—(1) HEALDS NGO in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu state, and (2) Dang Plus in Dang district of Nepal. IMPACT is currently providing technical assistance to both the organizations on behalf of PACF in managing their interventions, capacity building of staff on core issues and topics and quality of implementation as well as reporting. Development of Management Information System is also an integral component in both the interventions. This Technical Assistance has been continued for the last 5 years.
Coverage
Tamil Nadu and Dang/Nepal
SNEH : Strengthening Home-based Psychosocial Care and Support to Children Affected by HIV
Client Name Positive Action Children Fund (ViiV Healthcare UK)
Thematic Area
HIV/AIDS
Type of Assignment
Technical Assistance
Project Description
SNEH proposed to build the capacities of family members of Children Affected with HIV, in Rajasthan, in order to be able them to support their children, take care of their mental health, emotional needs and child rights vis-à-vis ensure appropriate service delivery at various channels. Children Affected and Infected by HIV (CAHIV) have very specific needs other than health issues. They face mental and emotional stress due to their whatever status and due to their parental status Complications often arise due to the stigma and discrimination at family level and sometimes outside the family — a the peer, school or community level. Often the families are unaware of their needs in terms of nutrition, mental health and emotional bearings which often results in lack of support to their CAHIV and thus subsequently leading to violation of child rights. Through SNEH, CAHIV in Rajasthan had received comprehensive care at the family level that addressed their health and well-being including physical, mental, emotional and sociological rights/needs. SNEH shall disseminate the proven comprehensive care model to other 28 state networks of people living with HIV through capacity development for implementing the model. Under the SNEH Project, a baseline research was undertaken to gather an understanding about the socio demographic status of families of CAHIV a cohort study was undertaken in Jaipur and Jalore districts of Rajasthan. About 60 families were covered under the cohort research. IMPACT also conducted a theatre-based research workshop with 60 CAHIV residing in the districts of Jaipur and Jalore comprising of three days each was composed of a host of interactive sessions namely role plays, dance and other creative forms of expression with children up to 16 years of age. Based on the research and exploration of facts and realities, a tool kit (capacity building module) was developed for capacity building of parents of CAHIV so that they can provide support to their children, take care of their mental health and emotional needs, and protect child rights vis-à-vis ensure appropriate service delivery at various channels for their kids. The impact of capacity building using the developed tool kit was assessed over 6 months to finalize and tool kit was updated prior to scale it up at the state level.
Coverage
Rajasthan
Providing Technical Assistance to Partners of Railway Children; Undertaking Market Surveys; Capacity Building Initiatives and Assistance in Advocacy and Strategic Planning
Client Name Railway Children
Thematic Area
Child Protection
Type of Assignment
Technical Assistance
Project Description
IMPACT was entrusted as a technical assistance providing partner by Railway Children for their work in India. Railway Children has been working in India for quite a long time extensively on Child Protection issues and now expanding its base and geography with new strategic planning and adding new dimensions to its work portfolio. IMPACT is fortunate to be a partner in their work and providing support at various stages by undertaking key specific activities that would assist Railway Children in their work. The assignment includes undertaking key research on focused objectives, capacity building of the partners of Railway Children in implementing the community based interventions as well as advocacy with the government stakeholders. In addition, IMPACT also conducted a market survey as well as Assessment of strategic alliance partnerships of Railway Children. The assignment is ongoing.
Coverage
Bihar, WB and focussed states
Market Survey for Identifying Business and Employment Opportunities for Youths and Families
Client Name Railway Children
Thematic Area
Child Protection and Child Rights
Type of Assignment
Research
Project Description
To assist Railway Children in conducting need assessment, IMPACT conducted a research study in West Bengal covering locations—Asansol, Bardhman, Birbhum, Darjeeling, Malda, Murshidabad, Kharagpur, South 24 Parganas, PaschimiMidnapur, Uttar Dinajpur, DakshinDinajpur. The research study identified the most viable trades and businesses realistic for sustainable livelihoods for families and youth in all the covered locations (source areas as well as railway stations). The study also focused on identifying the employment opportunities available for the vulnerable families and youth and the skills that they need to sustainably access the same. Also, mapping of all the government welfare and livelihood schemes that are available in all the source areas, which the families and youth can benefit from, was undertaken. The findings were used for the development of grant proposal by Railway Children.
Coverage
West Bengal
Evaluation of a Childhood Malnutrition Eradication Programme
Client Name Real Medicine Foundation, India
Thematic Area
Nutrition
Type of Assignment
Programme Evaluation
Project Description
For Real Medicine Foundation India (headquarter at UK), IMPACT has recently conducted the evaluation of a childhood malnutrition eradication programme implemented in four districts of Madhya Pradesh (Jhabua, Alirajpur, Khandwa and Khargone). The evaluation incorporated quantitative and qualitative research methods to collect data as well as evidences indicating successes of the interventions. The stakeholders included Community Nutrition Educators, Anganwadi Workers, Care and Protection Staff at Nutrition Resource Centres and Officials of Child Development Programme at the district level. In addition, the programme staff were interviewed through In-depth discussion.
Coverage
Madhya Pradesh
Documentation of Case Studies for the program on microfinance model implemented by CPSL
Client Name Roji Roti, UK
Thematic Area
Microfinance
Type of Assignment
Evaluation
Project Description
Recently IMPACT has finished an evaluation study in Patna district of Bihar where evaluation of a livelihood model implemented by a local partner—CPSL was conducted. The livelihood model has a key feature of providing loans to poor women on a very marginal rate of interest under joint liability mode. The report has been submitted to the review.
Coverage
Bihar
Mid Term Evaluation of the project on Child Domestic Workers (CDWs) in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Delhi
Client Name Save the Children (Bal Raksha Bharat)
Thematic Area
Child Protection
Type of Assignment
Evaluation
Project Description
IMPACT conducted a thorough mid-term evaluation of one of the projects of Save the Children on Child Domestic Workers (CDWs). Being implemented by 7 implementing NGO partners and 1 technical support agency (JPISC) in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Delhi, the evaluation undertook mapping of the existing capacities of these partner organizations along with the project achievements. The evaluation included the qualitative research methods as well as detailed analysis of the existing MIS being utilized by the implementation partners. Evaluation provided the recommendations to Save the Children on mid-course corrections. After the evaluation, findings were shared with the partner NGOs, technical support agencies and state offices of the Save the Children where their agreement was sought.
Coverage
Delhi, Jharkhand and West Bengal
Development of ‘STOP DIARRHOEA’ Health Program
Client Name Save the Children, India / Bal Raksha Bharat
Thematic Area
Child Protection
Type of Assignment
Technical Assistance
Project Description
IMPACT has recently assisted Save the Children in the programme development called ‘STOP DIARRHEA’ which would be implemented in five states of India. The assignment involved two key components—a three-day stakeholders’ workshop facilitation and assistance in programme development mainly focusing on MIS and Log Frame development. Save the Children UK as well as Save the Children India both teams were the key participants involved in the development process.
Coverage
New Delhi
Providing Technical Assistance to SSK/Nirantar in Establishing M&E Systems and Undertaking Evaluation and Assessment
Client Name SSK/Nirantar (Gender Resource Centre) supported by Sir Dorabji TATA Trust, Munbai
Thematic Area
Women Literacy and Empowerment
Type of Assignment
Technical Assistance
Project Description
IMPACT has recently been requested by Nirantar to be a technical partner for providing M&E and Evaluation support in one of their key projects on Women Literacy and Empowerment being implemented by Lalitpur district in Uttar Pradesh. IMPACT evaluated the first phase of this project and considering the importance of IMPACT’s work, Nirantar decided to bring IMPACT as its technical partner for the entire project duration (5 years). IMPACT is in a process of strengthening the existing M&E Systems and Standards which would help SSK/Nirantar in tracking their coverage and achievements. During the 5 years project duration, IMPACT would assist in conducting baseline, mid-term assessment for the course corrections and end line evaluation in order to prove the efficacy of the project.
Coverage
Uttar Pradesh
Review of NGO Partners Implementing Literacy Programmes
Client Name Sir Dorabji TATA Trust (SDTT) Mumbai
Thematic Area
Literacy
Type of Assignment
Evaluation
Project Description
For Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT) Mumbai, IMPACT carried out a review exercise in Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The assignment mainly included field visits to the Literacy Centres run by NGO partners, interaction with women participants to assess their achievements, documenting successes of interventions and experience sharing with respect to the implementation of interventions. In addition to the partners, a technical assistance providing organization — Nirantar (Gender Resource Centre) at New Delhi was also included in the exercise and their coordination was sought during the course of the review. The results of the review exercise helped SDTT in making the desired modifications in their interventions so as to make the interventions more women friendly as well as accessible in terms of time and reach.
Coverage
Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
Baseline Study for Libraries in schools in Yadgir district
Client Name Tata Trusts
Thematic Area
Education
Type of Assignment
Baseline Survey
Project Description
IMPACT has just finished a baseline survey for TATA Trusts supported Kalike program on establishing libraries in Government schools of Yadgir block of Yadgir district in Karnataka. The survey also included both intervention and control schools where interviews were undertaken with school headmasters, librarians, teachers, etc.
Coverage
Karnataka
Web Resource and Helpline for the Service Providers providing Child Protection and Rehabilitative Services
Client Name Tdh Foundation and HELP
Thematic Area
Child Protection & Human Trafficking
Type of Assignment
Technical Assistance/ITeS
Project Description
Supported by Tdh Foundation and HELP, IMPACT has developed a web based resource helpline for the service providers who are working for protection children and providing care, protection and support services. The web based resource currently has a comprehensive database containing contact details of variety of stakeholders for 11 states. Other than website, the information seeker service providers can directly reach through email, telephone helpline and SMS facility. In addition, Android based application “childprotectioninfo” is also available on Google Play store for the convenience of mobile users. The website also has a huge database of child protection and human trafficking related Acts and orders, etc. There is also a provision of seeking advice for legal assistance and reading blogs.
Coverage
Pan India
Research for Designing Appropriate Advocacy Initiatives for Considering CWC Recorded Statement of Victim Witness as Evidence under 164 CrPC
Client Name Tdh Foundation
Thematic Area
Human Trafficking
Type of Assignment
Research
Project Description
IMPACT was entrusted by India Delegation Office of Terre des hommes Foundation Lausanne (Tdh) based in Kolkata, West Bengal to carry out research and consultations. Tdh wanted to have more elaborate understanding of the issue of Cases of Children Recording Victim Witness Statement under section 164 CrPc on the ground and also research on existing practices in this regard. Based on the research, Tdh and Sanlaap were able to design appropriate advocacy methods and tools that contributed towards achieving the goal. The three basic components of this research included were: • Stakeholder analysis, particularly identifying who would support this advocacy initiative and who would oppose this effort and reasons for the same • Documenting the cases of child victim witness and their experiences; including case studies where statements recorded with the CWC (under 164 CrPc) have been used as evidence in the court of law • Better understanding from the perspective of law enforcement agencies (particularly police, magistrates, lawyers and CWC members) on technical/operational issues in considering CWC recorded statement as evidence in the court of law The detailed report has been submitted and further strategies and actions were designed by Tdh Foundation.
Coverage
Andhra Pradesh Goa Maharashtra and other states
Identifying Actionable Strategies to Minimize Vulnerabilities of Nepali Girls Trafficked to India and Repatriated as Survivors of Trafficking (India and Nepal)
Client Name Tdh Foundation and Geneva Global
Thematic Area
Human Trafficking
Type of Assignment
Research
Project Description
IMPACT in consultation with and funding support from Tdh Foundation conducted an exploratory research study to develop an understanding of current procedures adopted in RRRI for Nepali girls trafficked to India. The study would enable the stakeholders to identify the challenges and gaps and help design actionable strategies to improve the current status.
Coverage
8 States in India and 6 Districts in Nepal
Humsafar—Edutainment based School Awareness Workshops on Reducing Stigma and Discrimination
Client Name UNDP/NACO
Thematic Area
HIV/AIDS
Type of Assignment
Technical Assistance
Project Description
Humsafar was an entertainment based project aimed at raising awareness against stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS. This pilot was implemented in 50 rural schools of Rajasthan by the teams constituting HIV positive and non-positive young people. The 2 hour entertainment workshop was consisted of teaching dance to the tunes of specially created song, testimony by HIV positive young people, imparting knowledge and resolving quarries. The program teams organized workshops with rural schools in Jaipur and Shri Ganganagar districts of Rajasthan. The project was funded by UNDP and implemented in partnership with Rajasthan Network of Positive People (RNP+). The project got a very high recognition among the young people and was fully supported by Rajasthan State AIDS Control Society (RSACS), Jaipur.
Coverage
Rajasthan
Assessment of PLHA Networks
Client Name UNICEF Bihar
Thematic Area
HIV/AIDS
Type of Assignment
Research
Project Description
IMPACT has recently accomplished a comprehensive assessment of state and district level networks of People Living with HIV and AIDS in Bihar state. The objective of the assignment was identify the existing role of networks in relation to networking, advocacy and facilitating service provisions for PLHIVs in Bihar; expectations of stakeholders and networks from each other; and assessment of the capacities of PLHA networks and recommend areas of investment as well as areas that need to be strengthened. The assessment incorporated the site visits to these networks at their respective locations and qualitative research methodology was mainly used. The face-to-face interviews, focus group discussion and SWOT Analysis could gather meaningful data and the report portrays the real picture of the PLHA networks of Bihar.
Coverage
Bihar
Documentation of RRRI Procedures for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Client Name UNICEF Delhi
Thematic Area
Human Trafficking
Type of Assignment
Research
Project Description
On behalf of Unicef India, IMPACT was a member of a core team that conducted case study documentations of rescue, recovery, repatriation and integration (RRRI) procedures adopted by governments of Maharashtra and West Bengal for survivors of human trafficking. The study extends to the cities of Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata and in Bangladesh. This study would help stakeholders in understanding the context as well as how to proceed further in case specific situations related to human trafficking come up at various stages.
Coverage
Maharashtra, West Bengal and Bangladesh
Utilization of Child Protection Schemes and Services by Vulnerable Children in Rajasthan
Client Name UNICEF Rajasthan
Thematic Area
HIV/AIDS
Type of Assignment
Evaluation
Project Description
Jointly implemented with RNP+, this project was a pioneer in conducting a research on the extent of benefits received by children themselves of the schemes and services aimed for their benefit, particularly the Paalanhaar Scheme in Rajasthan. The research has adopted unique "Peer Research Methodology" engaging Children Affected by HIV (CAHIV) in the research. This research has fed into developing and implementing an Advocacy Agenda for strengthening the child protection schemes and services in Rajasthan.
Coverage
Rajasthan
Status of Reintegration of Survivors of Human Trafficking
Client Name UN WOMEN
Thematic Area
Human Trafficking
Type of Assignment
Research
Project Description
IMPACT has recently completed an exploratory research in 4 states of India (Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar) to assess the existing status of survivors of human trafficking who have been reintegrated with their families and/or the community. The research also looked into various models of reintegration and their effectiveness in providing support to the survivors. The study helped in generating insights on various components which needs to be incorporated into upcoming project interventions in order to streamline the process of integration of survivors as well as designing suitable strategies for providing social and economic security for their realistic empowerment.
Coverage
Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal
Capacity building of Local Elected Representatives for Development of Multi-Sectoral Plans to Combat Human Trafficking in Gaya district of Bihar
Client Name UN WOMEN
Thematic Area
Human Trafficking
Type of Assignment
Implementation
Project Description
IMPACT was entrusted by UN Women to undertake a capacity building initiative at Gaya district in Bihar which mainly focussed on bringing all the stakeholders who play the key roles in preventing and combating human trafficking at a common platform wherein they could know each other, interact on their respective roles and develop understanding on how to handle the processes and responsibilities with focused objectives. This initiative brought up a Multi-Sectoral Plan for each of the stakeholder along with the contact details and their respective roles and responsibilities.
Coverage
Bihar
Implementation of a Human Trafficking Programme to prevent trafficking of vulnerable girls and women
Client Name UN Women/CBATN
Thematic Area
Human Trafficking
Type of Assignment
Technical Assistance
Project Description
IMPACT has been a key strategic partner for CBATN for last many years. Recently, CBATN in consortium with IMPACT and Madhyam Foundation implemented a programme on Human Trafficking in Orissa State under UN Women's "Initiative Against Trafficking of Women and Girls — State Accountability and Community Action". The programme was implemented in Ranpur Gram Panchayat of Ranpur Block of Nayagarh district in Orissa. Human trafficking has been one of the key components of the strategic framework of UN Women in India. IMPACT played a key role in designing its interventions which were implemented at community level on prevention of girls and women, undertaking the capacity building of stakeholders, SHGs/CBOs and peer educators, conducting baseline survey and livelihoods research; implementation of livelihoods models as well as established3 mini ones and one common Centre of Action (CoA) at the Gram Panchayat level. The programme involved girls and women vulnerable for human trafficking. The duration of the programme was 18 months.
Coverage
Orissa
Ensuring Specific Rights of Women Living with HIV in Rajasthan
Client Name UN WOMEN / Funds for Gender Equality
Thematic Area
HIV/AIDS
Type of Assignment
Technical Support
Project Description
IMPACT, in partnership with Rajasthan Network of Positive People (RNP+) had secured a Catalytic Grant from UNIFEM Fund for Gender Equity. FGE made its first round of grants in the catalytic category at the end of December 2009. In all, 27 grants were given in 26 countries, 7 in Asia Pacific Region and only 2 in India. This two year grant was aimed at developing a policy for ensuring the rights of Women living with HIV in the state of Rajasthan. IMPACT was a technical support partner in this grant to RNP+ and its role was to provide technical support to RNP+ in all areas including research, policy design and advocacy for its ratification. The purpose of this grant was to "Draft and submit a policy document to the Government of Rajasthan indicating the Package of Services to be made available to women living with HIV as part of their right to survive with dignity and support the system in ratifying and implementing the policy". Within this advocacy based project a series of consultations were carried out with different stakeholders to gather enough information to draft a "minimum support package" as entitlement for women living with HIV, for which the government of Rajasthan will make commitment to provide as their basic right to live with dignity and advocate with them for ratification and implementation of the policy. The key activities undertaken were: Capacity Building Workshops for WLHIVs and PLHIVs; Community Consultations and Diagnostic Study using Peer Research Methodology; Policy Drafting Workshop; National and State Consultations and Handing over the Policy Draft to Government of Rajasthan. During the Year 2, a wide dissemination of Policy Draft was undertaken in addition to Media Consultations, Sensitization Workshops and One-on-One Meetings. The grant was externally and internationally evaluated as a Catalytic Grant Evaluation.
Coverage
Rajasthan
Internal Assessment of Partner NGOs
Client Name WaterAid, India
Thematic Area
WASH
Type of Assignment
Evaluation
Project Description
On behalf of WaterAid India, IMPACT had recently undertaken an internal assessment of CSO partners who were supported by Water Aid under IPAP to work with socially excluded groups like Dalits, Tribals, Persons with Disabilities on issues related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Jharkhand and Odisha states. Under the assessment, teams visited the rural sites and captured information using qualitative research tools and analyzed data gathered from various partners.
Coverage
Jharkhand and Odisha
Assessment of the Status of Funds Released by DWSD, Jharkhand to Village Water and Sanitation Committees (VWSCs) for Water and Sanitation Works
Client Name WaterAid, India
Thematic Area
WASH
Type of Assignment
Research
Project Description
IMPACT has recently finished an assessment study on status of funds released by DWSD, Jharkhand to VWSCs for water and sanitation works in all 6 districts of SanthalPargana Region in Jharkhand. The study had both quantitative and qualitative research methodology to obtain information from the Government stakeholders as well as community members. The study identified the status of VWSCs, its works, status of submission of utilization certificates, reasons for non-submission, etc. Study also has discussed views and concerns of Jal Sahiyas (village level service provider and holding position of a treasurer in VWSC) in accomplishing their work and their work profile. At the end, needful recommendations have been provided for the DWSM and WaterAid would undertake the advocacy for the proposed recommendations.
Coverage
Jharkhand
Designated as Preferred M&E Technical Partner for Grantees of DM Grant 2014
Client Name World Bank/Development Marketplace
Thematic Area
Multiple Sectors
Type of Assignment
Technical Assistance
Project Description
IMPACT has been recently included in the category of the Preferred Technical Partners for Monitoring and Evaluation support for the NGO grantees implementing projects funded by World Bank under Development Marketplace for the year 2014.
Coverage
All North-East states