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High Quality Data is key to achieving the SDGs Newsbox

“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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10 Reasons why organisations need a Theory of Change! Newsbox

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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5 reasons why you should attend our SDGs workshop in Mumbai ! Newsbox

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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Using SMART indicators to evidence impact! Newsbox

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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The 4th Wheel Experience – From our intern Newsbox

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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Changing the ‘Learning’ Narrative! Newsbox

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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Skilling Matters – A look into the past, present & future Newsbox

“Collaboration should be about evolution and not revolution” — Raj Gilda, Co-founder, Lend-A-Hand   A noble quote which justly defines the collaboration between J.P Morgan, UnLtd India & 4th Wheel Social Impact for the Learning Journey series – Skilling Matters. A mere 2% of the Indian population has received any form of skilling which is lower than most developing countries. By 2020, it is estimated that...

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Taking Innovation to the Frontline of Maternal and Newborn Healthcare Newsbox

This blog post is the first in a three-part series following The 4th Wheel evaluation team’s experience working on an innovation project in maternal and newborn healthcare. “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver” – Mahatma Gandhi   From policy makers to philosophers, health has always been used as a gold standard indicator for how well a country...

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