Projects

Since inception in 2011, GRAAM has successfully accomplished 33 Projects spreads across different disciplines. GRAAM can proudly claim the pan Karnataka status as the research and advocacy activities of GRAAM have reached 30 districts of the state. GRAAM is also working in Andhrapradesh and Telangana states evaluating World Bank funded project implemented by the state Governments. Over these years, GRAAM is able to establish partnership of some of the prestigious Universities in the world such as Cornell and other international and national organizations. Strength of GRAAM is its ability to work both at the grassroots and policy level. This gives both micro and macro level perspectives on development.


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GRAAM’s research and evaluation reports have been used by the respective clients for bringing evidence based policy changes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of specific aspects like prioritization of regions and issues, fund flow and budgetary adequacy, selection processes of beneficiaries and involvement of departmental personnel and communities at various stages of implementation of respective schemes and programmes. Following is the list of key projects (non-exhaustive) handled by GRAAM in recent years.

SI. No Name of the assignment / Name of the project Donor / Client Financial Year / Assignment Period
ON GOING
1 Sugamya Shiksha Jockey (Page Industries Limited), Bengaluru Phase 1:1st July 2016 to 31st March 2017.
Phase 2: 01st April 2017 to 31st March 2022.
2 A CNA program conceptualized and planned for conducting community needs assessment study and developing an integrated village plan for selected villages in Bengaluru & Mysore districts. ABB INDIA FOUNDATION 2016 -2017
3 Studying Impact of Participation in Self-help Groups on Livelihood, Economic Empowerment, and Community Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP), Govt of Andhrapradesh through Cornel University 2015 – 16
4 Establishing a social business unit for producing nutrition supplement by the Self Help Group members in HD Kote of Mysore District NABARD FINANCIAL SERVICES LIMITED
(Subsidiary of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development)
2016 – 2017
5 ‘Development of slums by improving the lives of slum dwellers in 7 slums of Mysuru city’ also referred to as Prerepana II N.R Foundation, Mysuru 2016 – 2017
COMPLETED
SI. No Name of the assignment / Name of the project Donor / Client Financial Year / Assignment Period
1 Prerepana – 2016 N.R Foundation, Mysuru April, May 2016 (1.5 months)
2 Community Needs Assessment in Four Districts (Mysooru, Hassan, Chikkaballapur and Bengaluru) and CSR Plan Development Jockey (Page Industries Limited), Bengaluru 2015 – 2016
3 Studying Impact of Participation in Self-help Groups on Livelihood, Economic Empowerment, and Community Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP), Govt of Andhrapradesh through Cornel University 2015 – 2016
4 Health Need Assessment in the selected Graam Panchayat of Ramnagara District Toyota Kirloskar Motors Pvt Ltd 2015
5 Research projects under state training and Resource Centre STRC VLEAD 2015
6 Household Survey for the research on ‘Rural-urban Agrarian Dynamics’ at APU Azim Premji University 2015
7 Evaluation of 24×7 PHCs in C Category districts of North Karnataka Karnataka State Health Resource Centre, Dept of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of Karnataka 2014 – 2015
8 Preparation of Policy for procuring land for residential sites in Karnataka Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited, Department of Housing, Government of Karnataka 2014 – 2015
9 Rapid Assessment of Annabhagya Scheme Food, Consumer Supplies Dept, GOK 2014
10 A Project to study suitability of Prema Vidya Audio-visual material for teaching of Science, Math and Social science at the secondary level in Yadgir district NBRT(Research Part) 2013 – 2015
11 Study on School-level Dietary Adequacy and Impact of Cultural Beliefs in Remote Rural Areas AzimPremji University 2013 – 2015
12 Community participation study in rural Karnataka Public Affair Center 2013
13 Preparation of District Human Development Reports (Kolar and Kodagu) Kolar and Kodagu Zilla Panchayats and Karnataka Evaluation Authority, Government of Karnataka 2012 – 2015
14 Impact of Participation in Self Help Groups on Livelihood, Economic Empowerment and Community Inclusion of People With Disabilities (Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty- SERP) Cornell University – EDI 2012 – 2014
15 Evaluation of NirmalaGramaPuraskar awarded GPs in Karnataka Nirmal Bharath Abhiyan, Department of Rural Development and Panchayath Raj, Government of Karnataka 2013 – 2014
16 Pilot study on inclusion of PWDs in MGNREGA in Kolar Cornell University, USA 2013 – 2014
17 Research on Education Leadership Management AzimPremji Foundation 2012 – 2014
18 Strategy Focus Document for Rural Livelihood in Karnataka Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Mission, Department of Rural Development and Panchayath Raj, Govt of Karnataka 2012 – 2013
19 Evaluation of Old Age Pension Schemes (Revenue Department) Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Department of Planning, Program Monitoring and Evaluation, GoK 2012 – 2013
20 Manual for Benchmarking / Measuring Evaluation /output grading Karnataka Evaluation Authority 2012 – 2013
21 Strategy Document for community Development programs TKM in Bidadi Area Toyota Kirloskar Motors Pvt Ltd 2012 – 2013
22 Performance Evaluation study of NRHM in Karnataka Karnataka Evaluation Authority, National Rural Health Mission, Dept of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of Karnataka 2011 – 2013
23 Arogyashreni – A Community Governance Project Corporate 2011 – 2013
24 Media Monitoring of Anti Tobacco Issues Public Health Foundation of India 2011 – 2013
25 Preparation of Manual for Empanelment of Evaluation Agencies Karnataka Evaluation Authority 2012
26 A Qualitative analysis of the narratives of Education Leadership Development Facilitators (ELDF) Azim Premji University 2012
27 IHDS II – The survey in Karnataka that included nearly 4000 households and data collection from several schools, health centres and village profiles. National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) 2012
28 Baseline study of sanitation and hygiene in selected city schools India Wash Forum 2011 – 12
29 Tracking of funds under NRHM in Mysore District of Karnataka International Budget Partnership, USA 2009 – 12
30 A Study to Understand the Efficacy of the ‘Ganga KalyanaYojana’ in Heggadavenkote and Nanjangud Taluks D. DevarajUrs Backward Classes Development Corporation, Government of Karnataka 2009
31 Conducting Mid Term Evaluation of Child Labour Project ‘Combating Child Labour and Economic Exploitation Amongst Adolescents’ National Child Labour Project Society, Chamarajanagar (project supported by International Labour Organization) 2008 – 09
32 Study to understand the Health Status and Healthcare Systems in Selected Tribal Areas of India World Health Organization, New Delhi, India 2008 – 09