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NRMC empanelled as External Evaluation Agency, Odisha State Health and FW (OSH&FW) Society, for three years. NRMC is expected to conduct evaluations of NGO projects operational under OSH&FW Society and in adhereance with the norms of OSH&FW Society.
The DIgital India Programme is a flagship scheme of Government of India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. Based on rigorous evaluation, National e-governance Division (NeGD) has selected NRMC as one of the eight agencies for e-readiness, evaluation and assessment of ICT Projects under the Digital India Programme.
The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) as part of its overall e-Assessment strategy proposes to list, identify and conduct independent third party assessment of e-Governance and ICT-for-Development (ICT4D) projects that provide any measure of e-Governance services, across India, in order to understand the impact, utility, sustainability, scalability and replicability of these projects. The assessment studies will also facilitate a comparison of similar projects so that the best practices can come to the fore and be replicated. The assessment will cover a large number of e-governance/ICT projects to measure impact of e-services delivery, to document/make all possible assessment activities IT-enabled, provide insights on the areas of improvements for e-governance projects and develop case studies.
Uttar Pradesh, being the most populated state in India, also accounts for approximately 19 % of the total adolescents in the country. Many of them live in poverty with restricted rights, opportunities and choices. Their growth is marred by inadequate access to quality education, poorly available health services and lack of employment opportunities.
Breakthrough Trust, with support from IKEA Foundation, has taken up this cause and is implementing an adolescent engagement project in seven districts of Uttar Pradesh. It will empower 400,000 adolescents to negotiate improved outcomes of gender equality, health and education by creating an enabling environment to exercise and access their entitlements. It will focus on an empowerment model in schools and at the community level through media campaigns and community mobilization; working with community institutions like Self-Help Groups, Nari Sanghs, Kishori Sanghs,etc.
NRMC is a Monitoring and Evaluation Partner and will provide strategic inputs to the project from design components through impact assessment. As a first step, a Situational Analysis has been undertaken to inform components of project strategy, make appropriate amendments to the log-frame and facilitate development of impact indicators. These indicators will feed the Baseline Survey Format, to be rolled out shortly and eventually compared with the end-of-project Impact Assessment. While this comparison will indicate progress of the project, a Mid-term Evaluation will be conducted to make necessary trajectory alterations, if required.
The Global Learning Event of Global Sanitation Fund was organised from 23rd to 30th April 2016 in Madagascar. GSF currently supports programmes in thirteen countries and aims to develop programmes in three additional countries in 2016. With over ten million people now reported to be living in ODF environments and some eight million people using improved sanitation thanks to GSF-supported programmes, a lot has been learned in terms of effective programming and a range of innovative methodologies and approaches have been tested and rolled out. The 2016 Global Learning Event brought these experiences to the fore and discussed potential for wider application and replication.
This learning event was a technical meeting, focusing strongly on effectiveness and quality of programming approaches and strategies around sustainability and scale. This included topics such as post-ODF sustainability and slippage, participatory approaches in behavior change and sanitation marketing and technology development, quality assurance and monitoring; but also (local) governance and coordination, decentralized programme delivery mechanisms, and the role of GSF as a catalyst for wider sector programming and change.
The Event consisted of two main parts. The first three days were used to gain an in-depth understanding of the Madagascar programme and its innovations through a mix of field trips, a sub-grantee Fair, and opportunities for exchange with a range of sector stakeholders. The second part of the meeting focussed on the global learning event, and involved detailed exchange and learning across the 13 countries.
The Indian Delegation comprised Anand Shekhar, Team Leader of Executing Agency, GSF in India, Mr D P Singh, Chief Engineer, PHED, Government of Bihar and Mr Murari Chaudhary, Executive Director, NEEDs-a Sub Grantee of GSF program in India. Mr Shekhar made a presentation on Demand and supply: supply-side approaches from a community perspective, issues of sequencing, marketing and financial incentives in the Global Learning Event.
NRMC is happy to announce the release of The Brief towards “The Voluntary Guidelines and the World Bank: Gender Equitable Land Governance in Odisha” at Washington DC. This is a result of a study commissioned by the World Bank (and conducted by NRMC) to document Odisha’s experience and emerging best practices for Gender Equitable Land Governance (GELG). The objective was to assess and analyze the efforts of the State towards GELG in relation to the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of land, Fisheries and Forests, in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), to document the best practices and identify challenges and to suggest recommendations for policy and institutional arrangements, capacity building and strategies.
Mr Pranab Choudhury has been nominated under the Forestry Sector as a non-governmental expert to the National Executive Council for the Green India Mission of the MoEF, GoI.
NRMC recently concluded a capacity building workshop on finance related issues, for civil society organizations. The purpose of this training was to share the "role of financial management in grant acquisition and grant retention." The workshop was held at Hotel Chanakya BNR in Ranchi on December 1, 2015 and was conducted by in-house finance experts. It was a well-attended event marked by the participation of mid to senior level finance professionals and chief functionaries of grassroots organizations from the area. They represented organizations like PRADAN, Cyber Peace Foundation, Lok Jagriti Kendra, Udyogini, Lutheran World Service India Trust to name a few working across sectors of WASH, cyber security, women’s rights, education, health, livelihoods, relief, disaster preparedness, natural resource management, etc. Participants found this interaction relevant and useful to their area of work. Here’s to many more such workshops!
Biodiversity champions from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Odisha are amongst the winners of the 2014 India Biodiversity Awards. The 2014 Awards ceremony was held at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands on the occasion of International Biodiversity Day.
BP India commissioned a formal assessment of the energy sector’s Base Level Manpower (BLMP) to establish a scientific baseline of source, quality, gaps and opportunities. Documents prepared by NR Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (NRMC) highlight the findings of the study conducted on safety skills among the BLMP in the upstream activities of the O&G industry in India.
Organised by NGO Box to kindle innovative and impactful CSR Project ideas under the ambit of the CSR rules as defined in the Section 135 and the Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013. CSR project implementing agencies (eligible under the provisions of the Companies Act 2013) are invited to submit their CSR project ideas /concepts for the IdeaPitch.
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The response of India Inc. to the clarion call of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to make India "Swacch Bharat" is praiseworthy. Most of the renowned Corporate Houses have committed investments to support the construction of toilets in households and schools.
Mr Chris W Williams, Executive Director, WSSCC met Shri Nitish Kumar, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Bihar on 3rd July 2015, to update him about the status of The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) and its achievements in Bihar. Shri Nitish Kumar greatly appreciated the work and assured all support needed to scale up GSF and the sanitation coverage in the State. Mr. Sishir Sinha, Cabinet Secretary and Principal Secretary PHED and Mr. Anand Shekhar, Team Leader GSF India, NRMC along with his team attended the meeting.
15th October 2015 :The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India has set up four task forces to support implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in the urban areas. We are pleased to share that NRMC has been included on the task force on Monitoring and Evaluation. We are sure this will be a great learning experience!
|Dr Alok Dasgupta||CURE|
|Poonam Sevak||Safe Water|
|Pratima Joshi||Shelter Associates|
|Anil Prakash||PMU/ KPMG|