Livelihoods and natural resources

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Ensuring environmental sustainability while meeting the rising demand for food and natural resources remains a major global challenge.

At Sambodhi, we have developed tools and robust methodologies to work on assessing big development programmes and deriving insights and solutions. We have a successful track record of managing and delivering research across efforts continue to inform policy makers about solutions that catalyze growth as well as sustainability.

Monitoring and Evaluation for Project on Climate Resilient Agriculture (PoCRA) in Marathwada region of Maharashtra

Sambodhi will conduct concurrent monitoring and impact evaluation of the World Bank supported PoCRA project that aims to enhance climate resilience and profitability of smallholder farming systems in Maharashtra. Sambodhi has adopted a quasi-experimental Difference in Difference Design for impact evaluation, which will assist in identifying a comparison group that is as similar as possible to the project group in terms of baseline (pre-intervention) characteristics. The sample size to be covered in each project and comparison area is 2,410 households in each round.

Agriculture-related Vulnerability Assessment for the Climate Change Knowledge Management Networks in India Agriculture (CCKN-IA) Project

Sambodhi worked with Deutsche Gesellschaft fUr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to conduct a vulnerability assessment in the states of Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Odisha. The study design employed cross-sectional research with a mixed-methods approach covering a sample size of 4500 households.

Outcome Measurement for Development Impact Bond in Agriculture

Uniquely structured as a development impact bond, the Lakhpati Kisan Program is bringing several thousand HH s out of poverty with increased life choices, enabling them to earn an income of more than INR 1,00,000 per annum, from the average annual income of INR 45,000 per household. The core focus of the program is meeting the aspirations and improving income generation outcomes of tribal and rural communities through specific livelihood prototypes, water conservation, and irrigation systems through community institutions. The development, strengthening, and handholding of farmer producer organizations, federations, and other such institutions also form a major part of this program.

Impact Evaluation of Partnership for Women’s Empowerment Rights (PoWER)

Sambodhi is providing evaluation support to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded multistakeholder intervention called PoWER that aims to increase the income of 3.5 lakh households by INR 15,000 through strengthening farming system-based livelihoods in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha.

Design and Data analysis of End Line Survey and Impact Evaluation of North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP)

The North East Rural Livelihood Projects implemented by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region is a World Bank funded poverty eradication project. It leverages the SHG model and Community-Based Resource Management Model to promote livelihood initiatives in Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura.

Performance Evaluation of the Infrastructure for Climate Resilient Growth (ICRG) Program in India

Supported by the Department for International Development (DFID), Sambodhi is evaluating the overall performance of the ICRG program that aims to strengthen the quality and productivity of infrastructure built under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), a flagship program of the Government of India. This study covers those MGNREGS initiatives that support resilient livelihoods through groundwater recharge, micro-irrigation, soil and water conservation, and plantation in the Indian states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha.