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Objective: “To understand citizen’s attitude towards territorial disputes” for a US based think tank.

Approach: Face-to- face interviews using a semi structured questionnaire.

Sample stratification:

  • Stage 1: Random selection of polling stations within state.
  • Stage 2: Random selection of households in the randomly selected polling stations.
  • Stage 3: Purposively meet randomly selected households in that location.

Environmental impact of femcare products in India. Focus groups & semi structured interviews with women across strata and rag pickers.

Objective:

The key objective of the study was to identify the profile of private investors who desire to invest in the financial products in Tehran, Iran.

Segmenting the investors basis their interests for different categories and the associated behavior towards such products.

Availability of different products and services in the category.

Understanding lifestyle pattern, habits and behavioral traits.

Passions & aspirations, needs & attitudes, key triggers towards decision on investments.

Brand image of different investment service providers’ among the category segments.

Identify customers’ hidden or untapped needs.

Approach:

Qualitative methodologies were adopted to achieve the objectives.

In depth interviews were conducted in Tehran.

Project 1:

To collect the detail coordinates of the SMEs and for decision maker/influencers for telecom products of each SME located in metropolitan region (as per defined boundaries).
GPS locating – longitude and latitude.

  • Survey conducted in 2 states in India.
  • Adopted CAPI methodology to conduct the survey.
  • Total 7000 SMEs.

Project 2:

Objective: The key objective of the end-line study is to seek the impact of the loan received from RBL. Further to gauge the employment and financial growth for these SMEs in India.

Approach & sample: Computer aided personal interview methodology (CAPI) for data collection, face – to – face interview methodology with 720 SMEs in Panruti block of Tamil Nadu in two phases.
16 focused group discussions with beneficiaries, spouses and service providers.

Assessment of messaging proposition with selected category on (LGBT) equality issues. The key objective of the study was to test the efficacy of proposition concept on equality issues of LGBTs with the “movable middle” population.

Efficacy of crop residue management (CRM) scheme in Punjab – Primary Objective:

  • To understand the efficacy of the crop residue management scheme launched by the govt. in Punjab.
  • To assess motivators to adoption of the scheme as well as barriers amongst those who did not avail the scheme (under-utilized the machinery).
  • To understand stakeholders’ views on gaps in the schemes, hence deduce possibilities for improvisations.

Project 1:

Objective: The objective of this study was to illustrate the nature and pattern of microfinance for housing in India and the challenges and potential of low segment housing finance market. Understanding the overall demand and priority of housing and current housing finance arrangement among low-income groups. Assessing different practices of housing microfinance and the potential market for MFH. Examine the non-MFH credit borrowing pattern and its utilization pattern among low-income households vis-à-vis their nature and type of housing activities.

Analyzing performance of different MFH programme, its impacts, challenges and designing of MFH products. Exploring possible institutional partnership between MFI and other institutions and how up-scaling of housing microfinance will benefit all stakeholders.

Approach: Analysis of secondary data and information: Available secondary data on microfinance for housing from published reports, documents and other literatures were collected and analyzed in Indian context.

  • Pilot visit and consultation with different housing finance institutions (HFC, Banks, MFI, NBFC, NGO), apex housing organization. (HUDCO, NHB), low cost housing consultancy agency (Micro Home Solution) and local experts and other key informants.
  • Primary field survey: With help of structured questionnaire, specially designed for the study, household surveys were conducted in different sample villages in two districts each in Kerala and Karnataka (mainly to cover MFH clients).
  • Interviews with senior executives and other staffs of selected housing microfinance lending institutions and their supporting institutions.
  • Focus group discussion in some sample villages and collection of information from some key informants in study areas.

Project 2:

Objective: By understanding the migratory pattern in and around major cities of east dwelling pattern of locals and migrants (housing structure and size, ownership) current real estate activities and trends occupational engagement of dwellers and willingness to invest in housing a 360 degree view of the situation studied from demand as well as supply side.

Approach: Desk Research

  • Real estate and agents.
  • In-depth interventions with experts, builders/developers and real estate agents.
  • Quantitative survey with consumers.

Objective: To assess the effectiveness of the van (MHV) in reaching out the target population.

  • To assess the role and effectiveness of van (MHV).
  • To assess the knowledge of the population under the operating area about the mobile health van and the services being offered.

Approach: Focus group discussions with women and men of the community.

Exit interviews with current users (women and men) of mobile health Van.

In-depth interviews with stakeholders (formal & informal.)

Location: Haldwani and Ramnagar.

Audit of digital finance survey in Bagladesh as a 3rd party independent auditor.

Project 1:

Objective: Interviewed anganwadi workers, headmasters, teachers, and children, to assess the effectiveness of the training cascade, drug distribution, and the community and school awareness programs carried out by the government for NDD.
Assessed the accuracy of the reporting structures within the schools and anganwadis. All electronic data collection using CATI with over 100 surveyors in each and every round.

Approach & Sample: Use of Computer Aided Personal Interview methodology (CAPI) for data collection, face – to – face interview methodology with 45,000 individuals across 28 states and union territories.

Project 2:

Usage of newly issued government debit card. Cover lower tier (tier 1 or less) and rural areas for both qualitative & quantitative research.

Qulaitative, covering SEC A2/B1 (urban low end seekers) & B1/B2 (urban aspirers) & SEC R1/R2 (rural well-off/aspirer top/low end seekers) and anyone who has a bank account in the bank accounts listed above and has Rupay Debit Card (and not Visa or Master).

Objective: To undertake a situational analysis of Project Saksham – an initiative of Plan International to support disadvantaged youth in India. It gives cues to the creation of well-planned and detailed mass media & multimedia communication strategy and thorough execution plan on pan India basis that can help meet the objectives of the programme.

Approach:
Desk-

  • Situational analysis (through literature review).
  • To determine the best practices and other initiatives.
  • To outline the work plan.

Qualitative Research-

  • IDIs with stakeholders (staff and employers) and partners.
  • FGDs with beneficiaries.
  • To understand the shift to generate cues for future refinement.

Quantitative Research-

  • Change in the size and disposition of HH income.
  • Perceived changes in the well-being status.
  • Change in the behavior, economic & social status, self-confidence & job satisfaction.

Rule of law index is a quantitative assessment tool designed by the WSJ to measure the extent to which countries around the world adhere to the rule of law. The Index provides detailed information regarding a variety of dimensions of the rule of law, which enables stakeholders to assess a nation’s adherence to the rule of law in practice, and track changes over time.

Understanding the early childhood education scenario in India. The study aimed at providing sustainable environment for human development through education. Hence reflected the existing practices in the early child care and reported gaps in the system thus giving a snapshot of early childhood education in India and cues to building new standards in infrastructure, roles and curriculum. The study was conducted in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

The research aimed at understanding consumers attitude & knowledge about the poor conditions of dairy animals.

Objective:

Insights on consumers behavior and disease management practices with respect disease like HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, oncology (leukemia/lymphoma/solid tumors like colon cancer).

Approach:
Methodology:

An ethnographic observation was done considering the scope of the study and target audience.

Target Audience:

  • Gender – Male/Female (a natural fall).
  • Age Group – 30 years and above.
  • Treatment – Patients (or their key decision makers) undergoing HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, oncology (leukemia/lymphoma/solid tumors like colon cancer).

Study Location:

Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad.