Design and Data Analysis of End Line Survey and Impact Evaluation
The NELPS is implementing the North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP), supported by the World Bank. The project development objective is “to improve livelihoods, especially that of women, unemployed youth and the most disadvantaged, in four North Eastern states”. The project has five components i.e. social empowerment, economic empowerment, partnership development, project management and livelihood and value chain developments. The project development objectives will be achieved by building Community Based Organizations and developing partnerships with government and other institutions for a range of services including skill building, credit, insurance and market extension. There is a specific focus on minority and marginalized communities. Some key activities under the project are formation of collectives SHGs, VOs and Producer Groups, linkage to credit, improving natural resource management and address youth unemployment. Looking at the scope of study a mix design approach using qualitative and quantitative tools will be used for evaluation of the study. Quasi-experimental design will be followed for designing the evaluation framework. Sambodhi is involved as the M&E partner and is responsible for concurrent monitoring of data collection, designing the evaluation, including process and scope of data collection. Training collaterals and questionnaires will be developed by Sambodhi and field monitoring will also be carried out. Around 10,000 households will be surveyed as a part of the study. Data analysis will be carried out using STATA and other statistical analysis packages. Sambodhi will also be responsible for distilling the learnings of the study into a report.