DATA BASED DECISIONS

Provides a deep and local understanding of the target group and ground realities.

PARTICIPATORY PROGRAM DESIGN

Enables consultation processes to define needs, opportunities and priorities of the target group.

STRATEGIC IMPLEMENTATION

Builds up a base against which to monitor and assess program impact and effectiveness.

Track Data

Stop only collecting. Start tracking!

Many organisations undertake baseline studies, and do not have mechanisms to track data over the project’s life cycle. The data is usually reviewed in terms of impact, only during the impact evaluation stage. When data collection is seen as a one-time affair, it leads to issues of attribution to the organisation’s efforts as well making appropriate adjustments to strengthen the program. For these reasons, it is essential to build baseline data into the program to track changes and monitor progress throughout the program duration.

ICT4D

Technology for development

For quantitative methodologies, we use the offline Survey CTO software which enables real time data collection, data input, and clean data on tablets or mobile phones, and helps avoid delays that make data inaccurate or irrelevant by the time it's clean. For qualitative research, we make use of the analysis program MAXQDA, which enables accurate coding and analysis for interview transcriptions.

Technology for development

For quantitative methodologies, we use the offline Survey CTO software which enables real time data collection, data input, and clean data on tablets or mobile phones, and helps avoid delays that make data inaccurate or irrelevant by the time it's clean. For qualitative research, we make use of the analysis program MAXQDA, which enables accurate coding and analysis for interview transcriptions.

ICT4D

Methodologies

We aid organisations to move towards a more fully developed culture of statistical literacy,
and adopt a more sophisticated approach to data production, use, analytics, visualization, and communication.

Measuring the Sustainable Development Goals

Measuring the Sustainable Development Goals

Participatory Rural Appraisals

Participatory Rural Appraisals

Feasibility Analysis

Feasibility Analysis

Benchmarking Frameworks

Benchmarking Frameworks

Participatory Rural Appraisals Needs assessment studies aligned to the SDGs, put in place the building blocks of an effective monitoring system, improve governance and service delivery, and drive progress towards the shared objective of sustainable development. Specific indicators have been broken down under each SDG, based on the global indicator framework developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs).

PROJECTS

We have conducted various studies across India to ensure that development programs are
impactful, measurable and sustainable, based on high quality data and stakeholder needs.

  • Sanand, Gujarat

  • Corporate

  • June, 2014 - July, 2014

The “100 Happy Schools” mission of Ford aims to improve academic performance, health and nutrition status and create awareness about auto safety among students of Government primary schools in rural areas. Before initiating the program Ford India decided to undertake a Gap Assessment study in 26 Government primary schools around Ford’s Sanand plant to record existing gaps under various education indicators. The study was undertaken in June- July 2014 covering 25 villages and 26 schools. This research was approached with the rationale of creating baseline data to mark the impact of Ford India’s CSR interventions in the coming years.


  • 22 locations in 12 states

  • Government

  • Oct, 2015 - Jan, 2017

NSDC partnered with Power Grid Corporation of India and National Skill Development Fund to provide skill training to 5000 candidates across 22 locations in 12 states of India. 4th Wheel conducted a baseline study to identify opportunities and gaps in skill training among youth and propose ideal sectors for skill training, according to geographic locations. The study reached over 100 villages and 4000 youth. The second phase of the study includes an impact assessment of the trainings that have been imparted and the change that it has brought to the stakeholders.


  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat

  • Corporate

  • January, 2015 March, 2015

4th Wheel undertook a baseline study in 6 villages around the company’s new manufacturing plant. Surveys, FGDs and PRA methods were used with a sample size of 350 respondents which included local government representatives, SMC members, community leaders, youth leaders, community at large and SHGs. This was undertaken to understand the level of social progress of this region, the demographics and issues in the area, to determine the short, medium and long term CSR programs of Arvind in the selected villages and community relationship building.


  • Rajasthan

  • International NGO

  • May, 2015 - July, 2015

HSI intended to further its work by undertaking an assessment of elephant owners (mahouts) and their families and understand their perspectives and views. The study conducted 120 interviews and Focus Group Discussions with the Mahouts. The purpose was to identify and engage key stakeholders, record demographic profiles of respondents, assess current level of services available and infrastructure facilities and understand expectations towards their overall development in order to achieve common ground for future activities.


  • Tamil Nadu

  • Corporate

  • March, 2014 - March, 2014

4th Wheel undertook a Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) in 10 villages around Sterlite Copper to put in place certain policies, processes and programs related to social development and improvement of the Tuticorin region through their Community Relations department. The study comprised of a sample size of over 500 respondents which included local government representatives, SMC members, Community leaders, Youth leaders, Community at large and SHGs.


  • Sanand, Gujarat

  • Industry Body

  • Dec 2010 - March 2011

This study was initiated to identify future and current manpower needs at industries operational at Sanand and Changodar industrial belts in Gujarat, as well as study the gaps in sourcing skilled and semi- skilled workers. The study resulted in making recommendations on the new trades to be offered and infrastructure development/upgradation to make the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Sanand, a Centre for Excellence.


  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat

  • Social Enterprise

  • Oct 2012 - Nov 2012

Rhizome sees the gap between craft and industrial products as an opportunity for design, market and sustainability—a sweet spot for SMEs working with natural/sustainable resources. An extensive literature was conducted for the organisation to further develop its strategy and make the organisation’s work relevant based on existing opportunities and players. The research focused on the ‘four pillared model of sustainability’. The study highlighted the fact that while it is useful to organize sustainability in terms of these four pillars, it is the integration between them that will drive sustainability and highlight opportunities.


  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat

  • Corporate

  • June 2012 - July 2012

An extensive literature review was conducted for the corporate, to enable project ideation to promote entrepreneurship among youth living in rural areas. It served as the first step the organisation took to understand the existing work in the sector and design their program in an innovative and strategic fashion. It resulted in the organisation’s decisions in forming a CSR identity and planning for the next steps.