Major Achievements Till Date

Ongoing Projects

Reports

Documentation of best practices for livelihoods of Persons with Disabilities
To document and share existing experiences and innovations of various Govt. and non- govt. initiatives that depict effective programme designs and implementation processes current study was commissioned by Planning Commission and UNDP for “Documentation of Selected Good practices in the area of Livelihood improvement of  Read More...

A Study on Food Security
To understand the current behaviours, practices and perceived barriers in attaining food security in the identified communities through agricultural interventions and Community Based Institutions. Read More...

A Study of Convergent Community Action approach in the districts of Chandrapur and Yavatmal - UNICEF
CCA is considered an excellent strategy to involve the community in development and evolve plans to converge all basic services for poor partnering with Govt. and civil society organizations. The report documents the process and outcome of field testing CCA approach in the given two districts of Maharashtra. Read More...

A Study of Dairy Project in Two Districts of Rajasthan
Partnering with DPIP Rajasthan with a major focus on poverty reduction through asset creation and undertaking income enhancement activities, PRADAN has undertaken several projects suitable to the area and the participating farmers.  This assessment report documents the impact of PRADAN’s efforts in initiating dairy project in two districts of  Rajashtan and provides comments on project design and results as well as PQLI factors. Read More

CBR Evaluation of Bihn Chanh District Viet Nam
The evaluation report documents the lessons learnt during last four years of CBR project in Binh Chanh, Vietnam for Save the Children Fund, UK and its Vietnam govt. partners and makes recommendations for the future directions and focus of the project. Read More...

Developing Strategies for Education Counselors - WORKSHOP REPORT FOR UNICEF
One of the direct outcome of the project on Organizational Scanning & Diagnosis for education Department, GNCT of Delhi with collaboration with UNICEF, this workshop report documents the issues emerged out of the school profiling and various issues expressed during therein by the education and vocational guidance counselors in order to improve the current scenario. Read More ...

Disability And Social Exclusion -A UNICEF REPORT
There is no commonly agreed upon definition of social exclusion. Definitions of exclusion on the Web give the definitions as the state of being excluded, a deliderate act of omission; the act of forcing out someone or something; etc. Read More.....

Generating Employment for PwDs thru CBNRM
The report documents the details of a pilot project by GRASP, Aurangabad in collaboration with RCI for an innovative method of training and employment generation of people with disabilities through Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM).  Read More...

HIV and Persons with Disabilities - A study in Maharashtra, UNICEF
Disability & HIV, both are surrounded by a lot of stigma, misconceptions and prejudices. Though HIV has been the disease of the century and much research is undertaken on various aspects of this epidemic, not much attention has been provided to already disabled people and HIV; due to many reasons. Read More...

Impact Analysis Framework - UNICEF Report
It has been time and again noticed that a community or a village receives development inputs from various sources that include Government, NGO's, INGO's, philanthropic organizations and individuals. A large number of times, it is also seen that programs overlap, duplication of efforts take place even within the government programs. Read More...

Organization Scanning of Directorate of Education GNCT of Delhi - UNICEF REPORT
The document is an outcome of a bold and progressive initiative by UNICEF & GNCT, Delhi aimed at analyzing the Directorate of Education. It provides details of efforts put in  to find out to what extent the management is able to accomplish its deliverables with quality, identifying the weak links and to frame strategic guidelines towards accomplishing restructuring. Read More...

Organizational Scan report - AKF Partners
The report provides details on the organizational scanning process as well as outcome  for the partner organizations of Aga Khan Foundation with special emphasis on their potential to undertake  Research.  Read More...

Panchayati Raj Institution Members Training - A  Review of Maharashtra
The Panchayati Raj model in India” supports the world's biggest endeavor in grassroots governance taking place in India. The 73rd Constitutional Amendment, adopted in 1992, established a solid legal base for participation of the rural poor in local (district, sub-district and village level) government institutions. Read More...

Partners in Sexual Health - A report on GSACS Partners
The document provides details of the workshop proceedings that was organized to  providing a general orientation of LFA  as a tool of participatory planning for the partners of PSH-SMC Project ( Partners in Sexual Health- Surat Municipal Corporation). Read More...

Profile  of 86 selected schools in Delhi - A report for UNICEF Delhi
The document is part of the project on Organizational Scanning & Diagnosis – For education Department, GNCT of Delhi with collaboration with UNICEF, Delhi in order to provide a vertical analysis of selected schools as functional unit of the overall administration reflecting vividly various facets of education in India in general. Read More...

Report - Goat Rearing
PRADAN has been participating in DPIP Rajasthan in two districts Dholpur and Dausa through two decentralized Project Facilitating Teams (PFTs) of professionals. DPIP’s focus is poverty reduction through asset creation and undertaking income enhancement activities suitable to the area and the participating farmers.  Read More...

Review of selected National Programmes in Maharashtra
The desk study from three states -Maharashtra, M.P. and Chhattisgarh provides review, analysis and synthesis of the existing participatory development parameters, as described in the national program documents in order to explore the link between participation and poverty reduction and to draw out policy recommendations for districts. Read More...

Social exclusion - Its implications on MDG
The study provides conceptualization, literature review, as well as evidence based studies of Social Exclusion for two marginalized groups namely PwDs & tribal and backward classes. It also provides how social exclusion impacts children and emphasizes on having specific multi-pronged approaches and  policy responses to social exclusion  to address the multiplicity of its advantages. Read More...

Social Sector Review - Maharashtra
The desk review provides brief review of selected social sector schemes and facilities in the field of poverty reduction, education, health, women & child welfare in the state of Maharashtra. Read More...

Study of Goat rearing in Dholpur district in Rajasthan
PRADAN is a partner in the DPIP Rajasthan with a major focus on poverty reduction through asset creation and undertaking income enhancement activities suitable to the area and the participating farmers.  The evaluation report documents the impact of PRADAN’s efforts in Dholpur district, Rajashtan and provides recommendations. Read More...

Papers

Reaching the un-reached Persons with Mental Illness Through Community Based Rehabilitation - National Conference
The paper presented at World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (India Chapter) in the 2 nd National Conference held in Vadodara in 2005, discusses the need for shift from implementing stand alone mental health projects to more integrated approach for mental health at all levels and explains how CBR is  the most appropriate means to reach the un reached  people with mental illness. Read More....

Articles

Article Published in Sakal Newspaper
Republic Day, perhaps may be meaning poles apart from one person to another and from one community to another. While to some it is a deep routed patriotic connotation and remembrance of a self-reliant constitution & democratic values, to some it may be sloganeering and emoting to make their political “Ullu Sidhaa,” and yet to many, it may be just another day for whom dates do not matter.  Read More...

Disability Scenario in India with Reference to Livelihood of PWD's
The goal of decent work is best expressed through the eyes of people. It is about their job and future prospects; about their working conditions; about balancing work and family life. It is about gender equality, equal recognition of the vulnerable groups that includes PwDs and enabling them to make choices and take control of their lives. Read More...

Promoting Accessibility & Employment - Abstract
The goal of decent work is best expressed through the eyes of people. It is about their job and future prospects; about their working conditions; about balancing work and family life. It is about gender equality, equal recognition of the vulnerable groups that includes PwDs and enabling them to make choices and take control of their lives. It is about their personal abilities to compete in the market place, keep up with new technological skills and remain healthy. Read More...

Plan & Policy Documents

Analysis and Strategies for Institutional Development - Jaipur workshop report
Development takes place through institutions including markets. All countries whatever their stage of development, need to enhance the institutional capacity so that they can keep up with advances in this age where the rate of change is greater than at any previous time in history. Read More...

Basic Management training module for District & Block level NGOs - RCI
Aimed at standardizing a management & organizational development capsule course for capacity building of grass root level  NGOs working in the disability rehabilitation field, this  module  was piloted in three states namely – Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Orissa with support from Rehabilitation Council of India. Read More...

Chhattisgarh State Disability Policy
The document provides the comprehensive disability policy prepared for state of Chhattisgarh in line with the best practices and UN Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for PwDs. It amplifies the human rights approach to disability intended in the Constitutional Framework. Read More...

Community Based Rehabilitation PROJECT - Mulshi Block
Maharashtra, as the official document indicates has approx. 39 lakhs PwDs which is an underestimation. The services in rural areas as compared to urban areas are not satisfactory.  Read More...

Livelihood Options for PwDs -Bhuj Report
India, suffered a devastating earthquake on 26th January 2001. The loss of life and destruction of physical assets took place in western and central Gujarat, where about 20 million people live and work. The epicenter was 20 km Northeast of Bhuj city in the village of Lodai along a fault extending from Bhuj city to Ahmedabad. Read More...

Maharashtra State Action Plan for PwD's
The state action plan for PwDs – 2002-2007 is a proactive step by the state authorities to provide rights based approach to the disability issue. The action plan has been formulated through appropriate consultation process and multi sectoral collaborations. It scans through current situation of disability in Maharashtra  and presents log frame for disability related components  along with specific budgetary allocations. Read More...

Perspective Plan - Community Aid & Sponsorship Program - Pen
Raigad district is a tribal district and people from 39 different tribes are living in different parts of this district. The inhabitants of various villages earn their livelihood by working as daily wage earners in cities far from their villages. Read More...

Plan framework for Donor Services - CASP Pune
The document provides information on the efforts put in by Community Aid & Sponsorship Programme (CASP) to revitalize their existing systems to foster qualitative progress through effective communication, marketing plan, restructuring and computerization so as to strengthen their relationship with the sponsors. Read More...

State Plan of Operation -UNICEF Maharashtra
The document uses RBM (Result Based Management) Framework as a planning tool for UNICEF for State Plan of Operations for Maharashtra (2003-07). It spells out details of research, evaluation, documentation and publication during the plan phase in the primary thrust areas of empowerment of families, community involvement & participation and government competencies. Read More...

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