Projects

Supporting the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) with data analysis for a study on the prevalence of corporal punishment in schools. The study was conducted in seven states of India covering 7000 respondents. We undertook data analysis to enable evidence based advocacy for effective child rights legislation.

Supported the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) with data analysis on the implementation status of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000. The assignment resulted in a factsheets for each State and Union Territory depicting the achievements w.r.t institutional arrangements for children in conflict with law, children in need of care and protection as well as mechanisms for rehabilitation of children with special needs.

Undertook brief study in select villages across three blocks of East Singhbhum district, Jharkhand. The study was an inquiry into the relevance, utility and data quality of Village Information Boards. It provided corroborated facts on the relevance of the village information boards, data flow processes, and indicators tracked. It also provides pointers on the way forward with respect to modifications in the content, layout and design of the village information boards.

Supported implementing baseline of the Governance and Human Rights (GHR) Programme for eight partners of Trócaire. Key contributions include:

  • Creation of a GHR framework based on participatory baseline methodologies.
  • Training partners' staff on the implementation of the tools and methods for data collection
  • Leading data collection, analysis, and drafting the Baseline report
  • Support partners to implement GHR monitoring systems

Supporting the UNICEF India country office in analysing latest statistics and presenting the state of women and children in India through ready reckoner factsheets. Key contributions included:

  • Desk research and compilation of social statistics on women and children covering several sectors including child environment, health, and education
  • Creation of MDG radar charts, other graphical representation of status on several indicators for each state to highlight the gender, economic, and social inequalities

Supported Uganda office of Trócaire in the planning, implementation and write-up of the Trócaire Uganda GHR Programme baseline study, ensuring the appropriate application of the global Trócaire GHR baseline framework

  • Review documentation related to the Trócaire Uganda GHR Programme
  • Joint planning with stakeholders for key steps including finalisation of tools, methodology, sampling design and training of partners and local consultants in implementing the methodology
  • Advised data collection, tabulation of the data collected and analysis to present key findings
  • Review of the baseline report drafted by Uganda consultants

Undertook an extensive desk review of available secondary reports to appreciate the key aspects of the Comprehensive Newborn Care Initiative (CNCI) strategy. SDRC harnessed the experiential learning of key staff including project managers so as to capture their personal experiences and give the report a personal touch. It also sought the perceptions of mothers who have been able to avail the benefits from the CNCI project. Other key stakeholders engaged include front line service delivery Personnel.

Reviewed available education data from multiple sources, process and analyze the data sets and prepared set of graphs on status of water and sanitation facilities in schools disaggregated by rural/urban, exclusion, etc

Supported UNICEF Odisha and OPEPA (Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority), Government of Odisha, in Strengthening Girl Child Education Programme in Odisha. Prepared booklet on Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (Elementary School Residential Schooling Programme for Girls); Prepared Hostel Management Guide towards increasing gender sensitivity in the school/hostel environment.

Created a booklet to present existing available data on child marriage at the National, State and District levels. It included graphs, tables and maps and a brief analysis of the data. The data was sourced from population census and survey data including all rounds of NFHS and DLHS.

Developed a 'one stop' warehouse of gender disaggregated social statistics. The solution was a cost effective and easy to use database system designed on the DevInfo platform. It enabled users to collate information from various sources and quickly create standardized presentations and reports to feed into the advocacy and lobby processes.

Facilitated a two day training course on participatory monitoring of Trócaire governance programme. Participants included Trócaire programme officers from Asia, Latin America, and Africa

Supported Government of Rajasthan in digitization of administrative boundaries down to the block level. The project will enable creation of a common database on health indicators and facilitate evidence based decision making and results based management.

Instructional Designing for training of census enumerators for 2011 Census and National Population Register. For this activity, we provided high quality design and content creation support to create visually appealing presentations suitable for adult learning situations.

Supported TISS in training two batches of district facilitators in using DevInfo database system for district level planning and monitoring.

Supported UNICEF, Chhattisgarh in training two batches of district facilitators in using DevInfo database system for district level planning and monitoring.

SDRC is assisting to develop Health Programme Management Information System (HPMIS). This system shall enable monitoring of all the health programs under the RMNCH+A initiative. HPMIS shall offer seamless integration across all stages of data chain - data collection, collation, and visualization. The proposed solution shall seek to address the following objectives:

  • Capture real time visual and quantitative data about various RMNCH+A initiatives up to the facility level. The tools shall enable immediate feedback to the frontline workers as well as to program managers, implementers and policy makers.
  • Offer multi-tenant, role based functionality to enable quick scalability and thus reduce the cost of deployment, implementation and capacity building.
  • Offer wizard based easy to use feature to enable subject matter experts (SME) to create new variables, specify aggregation levels, and compute ranks/indices.
  • Integrate the data collection system with a "one stop" dashboard to be available online, offline as well as on mobile platform. The portal shall collate data from multiple sources and enable decision makers to identify hotspots and trends at an aggregate level as well as facility level.
  • Provide users with options to download the information as pre-formatted reports as well as share via email.

SDRC supported UNICEF offices of Assam and Bihar for mobile based supportive supervision of the Routine Immunisation monitoring as well as tracking the RMNCH+A program. Was able to reach out to more than 1500 facilities in Assam wherein data is collected on a monthly basis using a mobile based system and visualized on a web dashboard. User is able to analyse and compare over time period and download reports.

The project was awarded the best health technology project at North East Social Impact (NESI) award in 2016.

The integrated management information system (IMISS) for CYSD aims to deploy a comprehensive framework for enterprise wide data collection and management. Mobile based systems are being used to capture data at the household level which are then fed to an online centralized repository. The data is then fed collated and consumed at project as well as headquarters level. The system is currently in use in Koraput project area covering four blocks and shall be extended to cover all the project areas of CYSD.

This program is aimed to enhance institutional capacity and preparedness of health facilities/outreach for prompt and effective management of childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia, improved access, coverage and utilization of Vitamin A, Zinc, ORS, and Antibiotics, strengthened referral linkages, developing a viable roadmap for state-wide rollout of IAPPD. Major activities include orientation and capacity building of key stakeholders, integrated SBCC campaign, mobilization of community level institutions, advocacy with private providers, knowledge management for better planning etc. As a part of this current assignment, the state data assistant will serve as IAPs representative at the state-level and work closely with the SHSB, ICDS, PHED, RD, Private practitioners, NGOs, programme officers and managers at various levels to achieve the objectives of IAP. S/he will also carry out state level operations (finance/administrative) and supervisory functions as assigned.

The specific tasks of Data Assistant will be to:

  1. Maintain State database related to IAPPD implementation.
  2. Maintain database of pool of Physicians and other clinical partners.
  3. Compile plans for Supportive Supervisory visits, track the progress and provide feedback.
  4. Data compilation and analysis.
  5. Assist IAP and state consultant in documenting findings, presentations for review meetings, maintaining office records and office equipment.
  6. Support in organization of events like reviews, trainings and workshops.
  7. Data upkeep to maintain data for trend analysis
  8. Documenting case studies, success stories etc.
  9. Execute any other work assigned by the Supervisors or project consultant.

The ULMAS system captures data pertaining to the various initiatives carried out by UNICEF's partners for the improvement of the lives of the children affected by EVD. It shall help organize information across several indicators and multiple sectors to help in understanding the results of the partner’s initiative in an easy to consume manner. The application shall allow partners to upload data related to their engagement on the PCA's in a pre-approved XLS format. The application shall have a computation engine which would then compute all the key process indicators, outcome indicators and output indicators to produce the final aggregated results. The results shall then be displayed on an interactive dashboard for easy consumption by all the relevant stakeholders of the initiative.

UNICEF Patna was seeking to create an "electronic dashboard" of social sector indicators to track progress of its core intervention strategies. The dashboard was positioned as an "advocacy for evidence based decision making" project instead of a "technology innovation" project. It was a part of the larger road map to usher in a behavioural change in terms of promoting use of credible statistics to track development outcomes as well as to have a system for improving the quality of official statistics.

The EVM initiative provides materials and tools needed to monitor and assess vaccine supply chains and help countries to improve their supply chain performance.

WHO-UNICEF have designed the Global Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) initiative to help countries to improve the quality of their vaccine and cold chain management from the time the vaccine arrives in their country down to the service delivery point.

It is based on nine basic indicators listed below:

  1. Vaccine arrival procedures
  2. Vaccine storage temperatures
  3. Cold storage capacity
  4. Buildings, cold chain equipment and transport
  5. Maintenance of cold chain equipment and transport
  6. Stock management
  7. Effective vaccine delivery
  8. Vaccine Management practices
  9. SOPs and Supportive Management Systems

It consists of a series of focused questions, which are numerically scored based on the observed practices and records of the past 12 months, against recommended standards.

Based on facts collected from the field and recommendations developed by assessment team members, improvements plans are prepared, to address gaps in the system. In addition, the data is presented as an online dashboard, which facilitates the visualization of criteria and category scores of health facilities as maps and charts.

The RIPAS website enables online data entry as per the district and state checklists developed by WHO to enable Pentavalent preparedness assessment at the state and district level. Data can be entered using the online form or by using any android smartphone or tablet. The system covered eight out of 12 states that were being covered the national universal immunisation programme (UIP).

The system enabled collection of data as per the government of india format at a centralised location from eight states. Data was then visualised on a GIS dashboard. The system also enabled programme monitoring by tracking of the progress of data entry at state and district level.

E-Samiksha seeks to digitise the state-wide monitoring mechanism used by the Department of School and Mass Education (DSME), Odisha to track improvements in the quality of elementary education in Odisha. It involves continuous monitoring of around 70 thousand schools every month by around five thousand Cluster Resource Centre Coordinators (CRCC) and other field functionaries with the help of several quality indicators covering the following Key Performance Areas (KPA):

  • School Environment
  • Curricular Components
  • Other-curricular Component
  • School-Community Linkage
  • School Management
  • Mid Day Meal

The data is uploaded at the block level on an online platform. The uploaded data is aggregated and fed into a dashboard to indicate the current status, rank, and key trends for specified indicators.

The Siksha Ka Haq Abhiyan, a yearlong campaign, aims to raise public awareness about the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, and mobilize communities to ensure RTE compliant schools. In Assam SKHA was launched on November 11, 2011 with high political commitment. A total of 27 NGO partners were identified by SSA to implement the SKHA initiatives in their respective districts. With a view to harness data to guide effective policy development, analysis and monitoring, from March 2013, these 27 NGOs were tasked to collect data on key indicators relating to the status of RTE implementation in the State

Data was collected using a 12 page monitoring format from around 40 thousand schools which covered information relating to particulars of the school, environment and attendance, teachers, number of working days and hours, infrastructure, inclusion, equal treatment to all, quality issues and school management. This school wise information, as submitted by the NGOs was further analysed by SDRC and presented as a dashboard to provide users with "ready to use" data for wider dissemination. The solution included both DevInfo adaptation as well an offline dashboard.

Develop rapid data collection and dissemination system using hybrid method including handheld devices, desktops and World Wide Web. Consolidated and analysis of data is automated and the computed indicator are presented as a DevInfo v7.0 adaptation as well as an interactive dashboard.

Oriented officials of Jharkhand Space Application Centre and Planning Department about the DevInfo technology and adapted to the context of Jharkhand. Moderated the meeting as a technical expert cum national resource person of DevInfo to demonstrate the utility to Govt. counterparts. Developed a detailed project report covering plan of action referring customization of DevInfo India into DevInfo Jharkhand, possible indicators, including capacity building module for basic (one day) and advance (three days) training.

Addressed the challenges in providing reliable and timely access to data by offering a robust and effective solution to address their data organization and dissemination needs. The system has enabled "One stop" access to standardized social indicators to identify trends and disparities across key sectors including Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, Education, Sanitation, and Child Protection. The source of the indicators were officially accepted data including national surveys, surveillance data and recent 2012 population census.

Developed an online repository of dashboard on key social indicators; oriented officials of Jharkhand Space Application Centre and Planning Department about the DevInfo technology.

The main objective of the UNPrIS system was to address needs for standardized data dissemination and facilitate the use of data for planning, monitoring, reporting and advocacy purposes. The UNPrIS project's vision included:

  • Serve multiple stakeholders (Ministries, Departments, Authorities, UN Agencies, local NGOs, INGOs, and broader civil society) with organized data pertaining to the UN projects currently being implemented
  • Ensure improved and timely access to project data
  • Enable the UN resident coordinator's office in furthering the "one-UN" agenda by providing a single window view of all UN projects in the oPt
  • Enable stakeholders to track progress towards the Medium Term Response Plan (MTRP)

Developed a repository of gender disaggregated social statistics for Odisha. The solution was a cost effective and easy to use database system designed on the DevInfo platform. It enabled users to collate information from various sources and quickly create standardized presentations and reports to feed into the advocacy and lobby processes.