Ongoing Assignments

a.Public Health & Nutrition as well as Women & Child Health


1. AHS -CAB Survey in Uttrakhand


The study was carried out to capture the health related data such as clinical, anthropometric & biological data in each sampled village for each alternate house. The investigators were hired by us & trained for data collection techniques. The initial training for CAB was imparted by us to selected investigators. There after they were trained by Nutrition Foundation of India. The clinical samples for blood sugar measurement were sent to NFI for lab measurement. The data collection tools were designed by the client & even the protocol to collect data was drafted by the client. The schedules were designed by RGI Vital Statistics Division but data collection was done by IIDM. The role of IIDM was recruiting investigators, train them & supervise the data collection & data processing and there after report writing.
Sponsored by : Dy. Registrar General of India 2.A MansinghRoad, New Delhi Year : Since Nov. 2013 Budgets : ₹ 65 Lakh

2. Facility Survey under DLHS-4 in Odisha for all 30 districts.


The study was carried out to capture the present status of various equipments, manpower & other health infrastructure needed for health services delivery as per the IPH Standards for primary & secondary level Health Care Institutions in all the districts of Odisha. The data collection tools were designed by the client & even the protocol to collect data was drafted by the client. The schedules were designed by IIPS but data collection was done by IIDM. The role of IIDM was recruiting investigators, train them & supervise the data collection & data processing & report writing.
Sponsored by : Director International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai Year :Since May 2013 Budgets : ₹ 34.00 Lakh


b. Environment, Hygiene, Water & Sanitation


1. Community Mobilization with BCC & Advocacy for Waste Disposal to Organised collecting agencies


The formative research to ascertain the barriers & enablers for segregating for domestic waste & handing over the waste to collection agents. It was noticed that in large towns of MP, the Municipal corporations have deployed waste collecting agents but many of the citizen do not hand over the waste to waste collectors. As a result the efforts of managing solid waste were underutilised. The MVP sponsored the study to ascertain the barriers &enablers & design the appropriate BCC interventions. The research tools were designed by IIDM. The research was conducted in Ujjain, Indore, Bhopal, Gwaior& Jabalpur in MP.The communication & advocacy strategies is being designed by IIDM. The same will be implemented by us 2 months period.
Sponsored by : Secretary MVP, Rajswa Colony, Free Ganj Ujjain, 456010 Year : Since June 2014 Budgets : ₹ 35.8 Lakh

2. EIA Study in excessive use of plastics in urban towns of MP


The excessive use of plastics in the urban population in MP has resulted into various effects on health & environment. The KMCT Services retained us to ascertain the impact of excessive use of plastics on animals & other living creatures. Its impact is to be assessed on the human beings as well. The impact on environment is the main objective of the study. We have designed the tools for data collection both quantitative & qualitative. These tools were designed by our Environment Consulting Division. These were finalized in a workshop involving environment experts & scientists and chemical engineers, plastic technologists in the month of August 2014.In the next step we are to develop communication strategies for mass awareness & there after BCC strategies to appropriate plastic disposal, supply & use. IIDM has carried out EIA Study in Phase-I & in Phase-II IIDM developed BCC strategies for community mobilization
Sponsored by : Executive Director KMCT Services, E-8, Arera Colony Bhopal 462039 Year : Since July 2014 Budgets : ₹ 22.3 Lakh


c.Tribal Development [ Evaluation of Grant-in-Aid to STDCCs under MOTA ]


The objectives of the study were


1. To ascertain whether the scheme Grants-in-aid to State Tribal Development Cooperative Cooperation (STDCCs) etc. for MFP operations had practical bearing for improving socio-economic conditions of scheduled tribes and how far the scheme had succeeded in attaining the goal of development of MFP market and how the benefits accrued to the target beneficiaries i.e. the tribal population of the country.

2. To assess the impact of the scheme in ameliorating the socio economic conditions of the tribals and other positive effects. State/UT wise data and statistics are also to be obtained to make comparison of the implementation in different State/UTs and specific comments about success/failures.

3. To assess the effectiveness of the strategy and actual implementation of the action plan adopted by STDCCs/states during the Five year plan period

4. To trace the gap between the sanction and release for the scheme by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and release of funds to STDCCs/States.

5. To study the methodology applied for the implementation of the scheme, involvement of people from various cross sections of the society for the success of the scheme with identification of target beneficiaries. To assess the causes of delay between the release of funds and actual utilization, if any.

6. To ascertain the outcome of training programmes/workshops etc. if any, conducted by STDCCs/State and implementation of finding/recommendation/decisions in the matters of vocational training , skill up gradation , capacity building of the MFP gatherers and identify most appropriate methods in such matters.To ascertain the effectiveness in providing policy inputs to the Ministry as well as State Welfare Department for successful implementation of the scheme
To meet these objectives IIDM carried out research & evaluation in 3 sampled states Rajasthan MP & Tripura. The research tools were developed & data were captured & analysed. The recommendation was provided to MOTA & these were helpful in developing the future strategy for grant in aid to STDCCs.
Sponsored by : Ministry of Tribal Affairs, August Krati Bhawan, Bhikaji Comma Place, New Delhi Year : Since April 2013 Budgets : ₹ 9.00 Lakh


d. Chemical & Pharmaceuticals as well as Public Interest Activities (RTI, IPR, Consumer Protection)


1. Evaluation of IPR Facilitation Scheme of MoCF, Pharma Division

The working group on Drugs and Pharmaceuticals for the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-2012) had recommended Rs 5 Crore for the scheme – titled “Creation of IPR

Facilitation Centre”. However, Rs 3.56 crores was allocated. The main objectives of the scheme are:

Ø To equip the Pharma Industries to effectively use IP (Intellectual Property) as part of their business strategy;
Ø To interface with the Government of India to develop strategies, policies and programs to meet the intellectual property needs of Pharma Industries;
Ø To provide value added IP-related services to Pharma Industries;
Ø To provide comprehensive web-based information and basic advice on IP issues to Pharma Industries support organizations worldwide;
Ø To strengthen the interaction between Pharma Industry, support institutions and associations and IP offices, and other relevant government organization with a view to better identifying the needs of Pharma Industry and facilitating the implementation of customized targeted activities addressing the specific IP needs of each sector, group or cluster; The MoCF decided to get the evcaluation of the scheme with the objectives given below. The study aimed

1. To develop benchmarks for evaluating progress & performance of the scheme.
2. To assess the extent to which the scheme has fulfilled its objectives.
3. To assess the success rate of implementation with the objective for the further extension of scheme during 12th Five Year Plan.
4. To suggest the way of phasing of expenditure in the 12th five year plan
Sponsored by : Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Pharma Division, ShastriBhawan, New Delhi Year : 2013 Budget : ₹ 8.80 Lakh


e. Social Justice. Police & Prison Administration


1.Developing Narcotics Training Manual


The project aimed to prepare the training manual to meet the following objectives.
General:

(i) To develop knowledge amongst the officers of Government Departments of Police, Health, Education & Social Justice and NGOs as stakeholders for preventing drug abuse & rehabilitation of addicts & affected family members or their day to day working.
2. To provide basic knowledge and develop skills on drug demand reduction strategies, and its applications in prevention, counselling, de-addiction and rehabilitation. Specific objectives : (i) to provide basic understanding of working of NDPS Act, 1985.
(ii) To generate self awareness and ability to work effectively for the department.
(iii) To learn and acquire skill on prevention, motivation and counseling

Approach: The training programme will have mix of theoretical sessions with exposure and practical training, including participatory learning process, case studies, brain storming. In the first instance, theoretical base will be built through class room sessions and practical experience elicited through case studies, case analysis, group discussions and the observations. For this purpose IIDM carried out literature review & training need assessment by capturing opinions of various stake holders. A series of workshops were conducted to assess the training need. Thereafter the coursse contents were finalised in consultation with the stakeholders. The training pedagogy was developed & finalised again with the consultation of the stakeholders. Thereafter the Modules were developed. The TOT was conducted where we tested these modules &modifioed them with the feedback obtained..
Sponsored by : Commissioner Social Justice, Tulsi Nagar, Bhopal MP Year : 2013 Budgets : ₹ 9.0 Lakh


f. CSR Interventions Planning & Audit


1.Capacity Building for CSR Intervention Design, Sustainability Audit &Statutory Reporting


Looking into the need for capacity building on CSR for MSMEs & large companies not equipped with development professionals, IIDM has developed a training module for 3 days duration. Our CSR Cell approaches to MSMEs & large organizations for facilitating the intervention design. It conducts the training programmes for them. Series of training programmes are planned. IIDM has established a CSR Cell in the patronage of subject expert of international fame. This cell is self funded by IIDM.
Sponsored by : IIDM, Bhopal Year : April 2014 Budgets : ₹ 10 Lakh