Some Recent Assignments (since 2000)
Starting with small consultancy and research assignments in the 1990s, we have moved on to long-term integrated
assignments that include institutional change, program concept, design and management.  For each assignment, we put
together a team, which disbands when the job is done.

Last Assignment
(completed 2012):
A service delivery vehicle on a build, operate and transfer basis
A micro-finance venture for the Shriram Group (Chennai, India)
across India
Concept, design, organisation, systems, impact...

Breakthroughs:
    A tested Service Delivery Vehicle prototype
    A proven set of generic program design heuristics
    An integrated system design for program impact management, dialectic learning, stochastic decision support, ....
    and more

Currently, we are re-orienting to
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Enterprise
  • Extend our Service Delivery Vehicle prototype to other domains like education, health, livelihoods.
  • Developing partnerships with Resource Centres in domains and functions beyond our core competence.

Other recent assignments are summarised below:  For details, click
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(The table below is being updated from archives and a more complete list will be available shortly)
Domains
Functions
For/ With
Period
Subject
Education
Service Delivery
Program Design
Impact
DFID (British Govt)
World Bank,
European Union
2003
Review of the Government of India's programme for
education, "Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan", across India, from apex
government levels at Delhi to states, districts and villages
Micro-enterprise
Micro-finance
Service Delivery
Impact
Strategy
World Bank
2003-04
Supervision Mission, Government of India's internationally
aided programme for women's empowerment, "Swashakti",
across India.
Livelihoods
Micro-enterprise
Micro-finance
Evaluation
Program Design
Impact
Governance
Aga Khan
Foundation
2004-05
Appraisal of programs and strategies of Aga Khan Projects
in India & Bangladesk
Agriculture
Livelihoods
Natural Resources
Micro-enterprise
Micro-finance
Strategy
Impact
Governance
Service Delivery
Grassroots institutions
NRSP, funded by
DFID (British Govt)
2000-06
Livelihood improvement for people in extreme poverty,
adverse governance situations, high agriculture potential
(states of Bihar, Eastern Uttar Pradesh in India)
Agriculture
Livelihoods
Natural Resources
Micro-enterprise
Micro-finance
Watersheds
Forest Resources
Strategy
Impact
Governance
Service Delivery
Grassroots institutions
Economic linkages
Eastern & Western
India Rainfed
Farming Projects of
DFID (British Govt)
1995-2003
Several assignments with two separate projects for
livelihood improvement for people in extreme poverty,
adverse governance situations, dryland agriculture, low
potential, (states of Jharkand, W. Bengal, Orissa,
Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh in India)