Public Finance, Public-Private Partnership, Governance and Utilities - Key Projects
Project Name: State of Panchayati Raj Report 2010-11 for Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR), Govt. of India
Client: DFID India
MoPR oversees the implementation of Part IX of the Constitution, relating to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and works as a facilitator to enable States to promote efficient, accountable and transparent functioning of the PRIs.
Project Name: Support to the Women Development Corporation (WDC); Social Welfare Department (SWD), Government of Bihar for Capacity Building and Training of various stakeholders of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 and Violence Against Women issues in the State
The assignment involved training of Protection Officers, Counselors, Magistrates and others. Further, it involves carrying out a Capacity Building and Training Need Assessment, developing training manuals and modules, the training of the target audience and evaluation of the impact of the training based on indicators.
Project Name: Strategic Review of DFID India’s Governance Portfolio across four States (Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal)
Client: DFID India
The project documented lessons learnt and outlined strategic options and future focal areas. A review of key international and national governance trends was also undertaken to provide context to this review.
Project Name: Development of the Internal Communication Strategy for Power Sector Reform in Punjab
Client: Punjab State Electricity Board
The project investigated employees’ issues and concerns at various levels and cadres through a series of consultations across the State and an employee survey covering over 4,000 employees. The Internal Communication Strategy was prepared based on the feedback thus obtained.
Project Name: Institutional Arrangements for Implementing a Reformed Approach for Rural Water and Sanitation Sector in Maharashtra
Client: Water and Sanitation Program- South Asia (WSP-SA), World Bank
The project included assessment of key sectoral constraints and examination of current institutional arrangements and design of a transition path for institutions in order to facilitate the implementation of a demand-responsive and sustainable reformed approach. Apart from the design of new arrangements and transition paths to reform, the study identified capacity building needs for institutions at various levels. The findings fed into the design of a World Bank-assisted rural water supply and sanitation program being implemented in the State (Jalswarajya).
Project Name: Three country research initiatives on “Cross Border Labour Mobility, Remittances and Economic Development in South Asia”.
Client: World Bank
The study focuses on benchmarking cross-border labour mobility and remittances and their implication for economic development in the region. Among others, this exercise intended to generate statistics on migration and remittances, assess some of the broad socioeconomic impacts of cross-border mobility, study the existing regulatory regimes surrounding migration and remittances, and make an initial exploration of the potential for remittances remaining an important source of external finance for several countries in South Asia. This involved study of Bangladeshi and Nepali migrants in select urban centres (Kolkata, Delhi and Lucknow) in India and study of migrants and non-migrant households in Bangladesh and Nepal.