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Collaborative efforts are key for achieving post-disaster development: A brief look at Kerala floods
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Collaborative efforts are key for achieving post-disaster development: A brief look at Kerala floods

Post natural disasters, countries should focus on rebuilding its infrastructure and resources, stronger and faster, and in an inclusive manner so that post-disaster support reaches all sections of the society. This will not only ensure that people restore their income and assets as early as possible, but also mitigate long-term consequences in domains such as health and education. – Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery...

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29 Aug 2019
Understanding Inclusive Urbanization
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Understanding Inclusive Urbanization

Slums aren’t a rare sight in Mumbai.  But every time I came across one, only two things came up to my mind – how did these illegal structures come up and how do people manage without basic amenities like water and sanitation? But I never pondered about it beyond that. Through my internship at the 4th wheel, I got an opportunity to have a closer...

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28 May 2019
What does ‘financial inclusion’ mean for economically weaker sections of society?
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What does ‘financial inclusion’ mean for economically weaker sections of society?

In recent years government policies have taken several initiatives to push for a more formal economy to promote the idea of financial inclusion, by encouraging online payments and going cashless and the opening of basic saving bank deposits accounts for certain sections of the society, under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana(PMJDY), etc. These bank accounts can maintain a zero balance at zero or nominal...

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19 Mar 2019
High Quality Data is key to achieving the SDGs
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High Quality Data is key to achieving the SDGs

“By defining our goal more clearly, by making it seem more manageable and less remote, we can help all people to see it, to draw hope from it and to move irresistibly towards it.” – J.F. Kennedy Last year we published a Vlog on ‘Why Data is important to achieve the SDGs in India’.  It outlined four key benefits of data in measuring and monitoring the...

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14 Nov 2018
10 Reasons why organisations need a Theory of Change!
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10 Reasons why organisations need a Theory of Change!

Theory of Change is essentially a comprehensive description and illustration of how and why a desired change is expected to happen in a particular context. 1. Articulate your ‘Change Mission’ for more effective fund raising – Articulating the problem your organization wants to solve and how your organization solves it, improves grant receiving opportunities. TOC is a well recognised planning framework and a requirement in...

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10 Nov 2018
5 reasons why you should attend our SDGs workshop in Mumbai !
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5 reasons why you should attend our SDGs workshop in Mumbai !

4th Wheel has received a grant by the Swedish Institute (www.si.se) to design and conduct a workshop on ‘Identifying contextualized indicators to measure the Sustainable Development Goals in India’. Expected results of the workshop are an improved understanding among participants on measuring SDGs and indicator development; and an exchange of knowledge and best practices on assessing impact of social programs. It shall focus on orienting...

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10 Nov 2018
Using SMART indicators to evidence impact!
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Using SMART indicators to evidence impact!

Good program planning, combined with effective monitoring and evaluation, enhances the impact of development programs. This idea is represented by the popular and strategic approach of Results-Based Management (RBM), increasingly being used by several government and charitable organisations across the globe. A strong RBM system focuses on the ‘life cycle’ of programs, where ‘results’ are central to planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and decision-making....

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10 Nov 2018
Maternal and Neonatal Mortality – The Challenges and Potential Solutions
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Maternal and Neonatal Mortality – The Challenges and Potential Solutions

Targets 3.1 and 3.2 of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 – good health for all –  sets indicators for reducing the global maternal mortality rate (MMR) to less than 70 per 1,00,000 live births and global neonatal mortality rate (NMR) to as low as 12 per 1000 live births by 2030. Closer home, the National Health Mission (NHM) had a 2017 target to reduce the...

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09 Oct 2018
The 4th Wheel Experience – From our intern
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The 4th Wheel Experience – From our intern

The rhetoric of the self serving, evil corporation is one we are all too familiar with. It is also one that up until very recently, I completely bought into. I certainly did not believe they served any cause beyond self interest that I could get behind (funnily enough, business school seems set on making me do just this). My summer internship at the 4th Wheel...

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29 Aug 2018
Changing the ‘Learning’ Narrative!
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Changing the ‘Learning’ Narrative!

A Project on Youth-Led Development, using Technology for Social Change An ambitious project is under-way in Bhuj and Gandidham talukas of Kutch district in Gujarat, based on an understanding that all youth use phones and are involved on various social media platforms. Sadly their engagement in socio-economic development is rare. A collaboration between UNESCO-MGIEP, T-Learning and 4th Wheel, the essence of the project lies in...

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25 Jul 2018
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