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Capacity Assessment and Performance Index (CAPI) for Community Organizations (COs)

Why

  • Internal - To con tinuously assess areas of improvement and strengthen

  • External - To understand the strengths, weakness and potential of organizations to partner with

What

  • Measures maturity and performance of Community Organization (CO)

  • Measures the institutional capacity of the COs in delivering impact and achieve sustainability

  • Composite score arrived from assessment of critical dimensions of institutional capacity

Scope

  • Community Organizations – Members, Office bearers

  • Other Stakeholders – Funding agencies, Banks, Financial Institutions, Business partners, Resource Institutions

Village-level monitoring can play an important role in fostering knowledge and peer review sharing across villages in the same region (Gram Panchayat, Taluka, Zilla Parishad).

The ADI presents a new method of monitoring village development, because it expands the scope of understanding rural development– going beyond measuring physical infrastructure and livelihoods outcomes in isolation– to embed them within the multi-faceted context of SDGs inspired holistic development. Being able to focus closely on individual dimensions is an important way to find the aspects of village development that need attention, facilitating planning of policies. In other words, at a national level, ADI will provide data for policy planning and intervention.

Why

Indicators are reinvented, poorly built and ds not stack up to larger goals

What

CMS has collated and categorised 2000 indicators from various sources for the following sector/topics:

  • Health

  • Primary Education

  • HIV

  • Adolescent Health

  • Social and Behavioural Change Communication

  • And others

How it Works

  • Indicators are organised on - Aspect, type, source, frequency, disaggregation, link to SDGs, ease of collection, cost of collection, numerator, denominator, description.

  • For Projects/Programmes working in this area, the bank has been used to:

    • Select indicators for M&E for existing proven bank

    • Understand how they link up to their RA

  • 15 programmes have used the bank successfully to decide on indicators or modify them. Example in next slide

The cycle of ill health and poverty is kept intact by system inefficiencies, episodic treatment seeking behaviour of the poor, and minimal focus on prevention and non-medical determinants of health. The poor lose up to 1-2 months of productive time in a year to an illness of self and family. Almost 50-80% of them live with some form of undiagnosed illnesses and die earlier than those who are economically better off. About 50-60 million people in India have been pushed to poverty, in the last decade, because of health related expenditure.

Invest for Wellness (i4We) is a system innovation in primary healthcare, which combines health and wealth interventions, and focuses on wellness for the poor in an affordable, quality assured and scalable way. The programme ensures the primary care of members, navigates them through a range of existing secondary and tertiary providers and uses a blended financing model. The model combines medical, behavioural and social science with an appropriate mix of technology and health financing. It is currently delivered in four settings – Urban, Rural, Factories and Sex Workers’ collectives.

In any setting, a household becomes a member by saving a minimum of ~ 0.8-1 USD per week in a local health group. When a family member is ill, they get free, prompt, convenient and empathetic care in the local clinic by a nurse and a dial-in-doctor. When they are well, they are screened systematically for 10 high burden conditions. In the case of chronic conditions, continued support to adhere to treatment and other changes is provided. When the condition requires hospitalization or advanced treatment, they are referred to a quality assured network of providers and treatment adherence.

The i4We model is guided by the philosophy of “work with what works” and complements the existing network of health providers by making them more effective and efficient, with a customer focus.

Members get health advice, assured screening and treatment for 20 diseases and conditions, and priority access to health services.

To know more - https://swastihc.org/our-work/i4we/

The solution consists of an Android app and web platform that helps hospitals monitor and execute healthy WaSH practices. The WaSH App has been made in accordance with the Government of India’s Kayakalp Guidelines prepared for healthcare facilities. The multilingual app has a simple and iconised user interface and configurable functionalities.

The adoption of appropriate WaSH habits within healthcare delivery systems on a real-time basis is expected to reduce delay in action when issues are reported, save time, save money, and, most importantly, save lives.

To know more, write to us at [email protected]

Available as a web platform and integrated android app, this product enables frontline staff workers in any setting, across thematic areas to:

  • Guide dialogue by the staff on multiple topics as defined by the programme

  • Create reminders and alerts for follow-up

  • Use customised non 1-1 based workflows for reporting and follow up

  • Allow decentralised analysis and decision making

Built within the framework of a prayer wheel, where every interaction is a continuation of the previous discussion, and enhanced by an easy-to-use UI and support through vernacular languages, this solution helps all the key staff in a programme plan and monitor their programme.

The solution has been used across five states, 45 districts, 84 organizations and 300+ field staff across India.

3 FOLD – Wealthy, Resilient and Responsible Farmers 3Fold is about developing wealthy, resilient and responsible farmers – making them successful entrepreneurs and sustained job creators, helping them increase their income by three times. It believes in the empowerment of farmers and their entrepreneurship potential.

It addresses the key gaps of:

  • lack of integrated services (end-to-end) which is appropriate to the farmers,

  • need for ‘diversified options’ (value addition, farm, allied and off-farm), augmented by ‘integrators/activators at field level’ and ‘technology’, and

  • establishment of a sustainable eco-system at a Cluster level, that enables collaborative actions for collective impact.

To know more visit https://vruttiimpactcatalysts.org/our-core-impact-model/#3-fold-wealthy-resilient-and-responsible-farmers

We, in collaboration with PRAXIS, developed a self-administrable tool with the objective of enabling community-led organizations to measure progress in community mobilisation and its pathway towards sustainability. The COPI tool helps identify key areas related to administrative, programmatic and financial systems that are required to be strengthened. It applies a five-step process: Assessment, Analysis, Planning, Action and Monitoring.

The participatory characteristics of the COPI tool help Community Organizations in assessing their progress from a basic stage to a vibrant stage, which determines the ability of the community to own programmes and influence outcomes. of HIV prevention and vulnerability reduction. – context before this?

Please reach out to [email protected] for more information.

Research studies which are carried out in rural setting have contextual issues like illiteracy, and hence written forms of data collection cannot always be used there. While participatory methods like maps, drawings, pictures and diagrams are recommended in these scenarios, the sensitive nature of research queries often render participatory exercises ineffective.

Acknowledging this, we conceived a “polling booth” methodology which balances confidentiality concerns, information requirements and ease of data collection. This methodology uses ballot boxes and coloured cards for recording responses that are mostly of a “Yes” or “No” nature. It thus ensures confidentiality and anonymity of respondents, thereby facilitating uninhibited responses.

This is a digital, societal platform that provides scale and integration to farmers and artisans. It serves the farmer and other stakeholders who play a vital role in the farmer’s livelihood. Such stakeholders are invited to this platform with an intent of exploring new opportunities, expanding business scope, exchanging data and even plugging into each other’s systems through interoperability.

To Know More visit https://pie.foundation/

Inspired by the Sustainable Rural Livelihood framework, Measure of Livelihoods is a participative monitoring tool for assessing livelihoods.

The tool has three parts:

  • An iconised reference tool – which lets the community identify themselves with five kinds of persons within their village. The tool is derived from a series of indicators of five capitals, which are locally relevant.

  • Detailed case studies of select families. Choice of families is based on analysis of data from the iconised reference tool.

  • Understanding of the vulnerability context,which largely refers to factors affecting people’s livelihood and vulnerability.

The first part provides quantitative data and trends on how the five capitals behave within the project area. The second part provides the qualitative aspects, within the same sample, so that managers can take critical decisions such as re-strategising. The third part provides contextual information which validates the first and second part and also addresses the attributability of changes in livelihoods.

The tool has been used across multiple villages and has helped programmes assess the progress on outcomes easily. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information.

Development programmes are often complex in nature and hence require support for programme management and monitoring.

We have developed a solution which enables:

  • Defining monitor and track activities in a Project, with dynamic hierarchy of activities by any unit of time across years.

  • Activities can be assigned to one or more people/groups consisting of internal or external teams to update status periodically.

  • Activities status is updated by selection of color and percentage by person/group responsible.

  • Activities are assigned to one or more agencies that are responsible to update the status. If there are multiple status updates from different agencies for an activity, the reviewer approved status will be considered for reporting.

  • Dashboards give a view on status of activities against different time periods.

'Geographical mapping method' is a method developed by us to understand the most vulnerable population.

Mapping refers to a process of estimating the numbers of particular populations to be addressed by the intervention in a certain geographical area, classifying the subcategories within that population, identifying the locations and availability of each of those subcategories in that particular geographical area, and deriving basic insights.

It employs clearly understandable and verifiable procedures that can reduce potential embarrassment, ensure confidentiality, involve primary stakeholders in the data collection process, and support researchers in securing the trust and cooperation of respondents.The process involves a simple interview methodology to collect data from the key informers (primary, secondary and tertiary key informers)

The key techniques used in the study are:

  • Clean slate method

  • Snowballing technique

  • Reaching saturation point

  • Triangulation

This methodology has been scaled up and used in over 800 towns and 35,000 villages in India, and across Pakistan and Canada. It has reached 628,424 respondents.

Available as a web platform and integrated android app, this product enables frontline staff workers in any setting (urban, rural, rurban) across thematic areas to:

  • Guide dialogue by the staff on multiple topics as defined by the programme

  • Create reminders and alerts for follow-up

  • Use customised non 1-1 based workflows for reporting and follow up

  • Allow decentralised analysis and decision making

Built within the framework of a prayer wheel, where every interaction is a continuation of the previous discussion, and enhanced by an easy-to-use UI and vernacular languages, this solution helps all the key staff in a programme plan and monitor their programme.