Main objective is to collect crucial and critical information relating to the target community which could be used in policy making, planning and implementing interventions. Can capture wide-ranging information relating to demographics, livelihood, profile of individuals and communities and villages as a whole, interface with government, even intangible aspects like empowerment, assertion, well-being, social norms, etc. We at ISRF have undertaken socio-economic surveys to assess the socio-economic status of a targeted beneficiary community through adopting descriptive research methods and ex-post facto analysis of primary and secondary data. We have developed standardized quantitative and qualitative tools which are further customised for each project to achieve statistically verifiable results based on which evidence-based conclusions could be drawn.
Project: Situational Analysis of Tribal Groups in Tamil nadu – The overall scope of work is to carry out the situation analysis through a combination of desk review of existing material on schemes for tribals in TN, interviews of key tribal department officials and CII staff, visit a representative sample of tribal groups and conduct a situation analysis by interviewing respondents in the community and other stakeholders such as NGOs, district and block level officials of stakeholder departments, CSRs involved in tribal upliftment, etc
Specific objectives of this assignment are as follows:
- Understand the social-economic situation of the tribal groups in TN
- Understand the livelihood ecosystem of the tribal groups.
- Understand and appraise government schemes for tribals and their effectiveness.
- Identify stakeholders who impact the socio-economic situation of tribal groups.
- Provide policy recommendations for updating the tribal policy of the state as well as improving effectiveness and efficiency of tribal welfare schemes.
The methodology adopted for this rapid assessment study was primarily qualitative, covering various key stakeholders at the district and state levels. However, quantitative analysis was also carried out using the data available from secondary sources such as Census, research studies and government reports pertaining to ST population in the state and five sample districts of Thiruvallur, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari and Nilgiris.
The study, based on the results, provided an evidence-based and insightful plan for implementing Policy and Programme level interventions for addressing the key issues highlighted through the study in five districts across Tamil Nadu state. Client: CII-CSR, Southern Region, Chennai