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Client Type : Civil Society Organisation
Practice Area : NGO Engagement
Project Type : Monitoring & Evaluation
Project Status : Completed Projects
Sectors : Natural Resources (Forests, Agriculture, Water and Land) , Public Health (Water and Sanitation, Health and Hygiene)


Timelines: March-May 2012,

Scale: Gajpati District, Odisha

Objective:Arghyam initiated its first Panchayat Partnership project on Water and Sanitation in Odhisa with Inter-cooperation Social Development India in Sobara Gram Panchayat, Gajapati District with Institute of Women Development (IWD) as the field facilitation partner. The project duration was 2009 -2011. The objective is to conduct the project end evaluation.

NRMC India’s Role:

NRMC as an evaluation agency assessed:
    • The Capacities of NGO and Gram Panchayat staff in systematic local planning using the WUMP as a tool
    • The level of awareness among the community members on environmental sanitation, on the decentralization process and provisions of different Central and State Government programmes
    • The sustainability of water use master plans for all habitations in the Gram Panchayat for sustainable development of water resources and their equitable sharing
    • The use of the untied funds, to build local capacities to implement micro projects in a systematic and transparent manner
    • The capacity of GP in using the WUMP as the master plan for allocating development investments in the Panchayat