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SULBHA KHANNA
Development Consultant (Planning, Research, Monitoring, & Evaluation)

E-mail: sulbha_s_khanna@yahoo.comsulbha.khanna@gmail.com

Web : www.sulbhaskhanna.com / Download PDF File of CV

   
       
 
           

Education

Areas of Concentration

Employment History

Publications

Research Papers

Research Projects Completed

           
   
 

Summary

Dr (Mrs) Sulbha Khanna has more than 30 years experience in the field of development planning, monitoring and evaluation. This includes the aspects of natural resources management, human resource development, gender equity, livelihood, poverty alleviation and community participation . She has worked with several national and international organizations, NGOs and donor agencies. These include European Union, DFID, World Bank, CIDA, Save the Children, Aga Khan Foundation, UNFPA, BAIF, SEWA, UNIFEM, XIM, and IIMs.

She worked as head of the Research and Monitoring unit in Aga Khan Rural Support programme (AKRSP India) from 1994 to 2001. She was with the department of Geography of Gujarat University, from 1987-94, where she did her post doctorate on "Decision Making Process of Farmers in Commercial and Traditional Agriculture in Gujarat". Later she worked on a project "Management of Land Resources through Geographical information system" sponsored by the department of science and technology. During her stint Gujarat University, she was also involved in teaching at M.A. level. She worked with Institute of Regional Analysis, Bhopal as Director of Rural Development and action Research.

She was awarded Ph.D. in 1984 on planning Agriculture market Systems in India. She has also done her Master of Professional Studies in 1981-'82 in 'International Agriculture and Rural Development' from Cornell University, USA on Ford Foundation scholarship. She started her career in 1976 with the institute of regional analysis, Bhopal. India. Last position held was a project coordinator and director of rural development and action research-cum-demonstration cell. She is one of the founder members SIRDI, a grass root level rural development organization in central India. She is also Member Board of Governors of Institute of Regional Analysis since 1980. At present she is working as independent development consultant.


She has worked on more than 30 research projects. She authored four books and 30 research articles relevant to development field. She has been a visiting faculty at National Institutes, such as Xavier Institute of Management, Centre for Planning and Architecture, National Institute of Design, Gujarat University, and Gujarat Vidhyapith. Dr. Sulbha Khanna looks forward to share her rich experience and insights gained in the period of over 30 years of working with the development project groups and Institutions.

 

Contact address:

Dr. (Mrs) Sulbha Khanna
782, Pocket B & C, Sector A,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070, INDIA

Phone: +91-11-46065692

Mobile: +91 9818284088, 9968436159

Nationality :

Indian

Date of Birth :

September 7, 1954

Sex :

Female

Languages known :

English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati


Education:

Post Doctorate
Gujarat University, University Grants Commission (UGC) fellowship, 1992, Research Topic: Decision Making Process of Farmers in Commercial and Traditional Agriculture.

Doctor of Philosophy
Bhopal University, India, 1984, Thesis: Planning Agriculture Market System Thesis: Planning Agriculture Market System in the Rice Region

Master of Professional Studies
(International Agriculture and Rural Development),
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. 1981-'82
Topic of Dissertation: Technological Change and Women: A Case Study of Bhilai Sub Region

Master of Arts (Geography)
Jiwaji University, Gwalior (M.P.), India, 1976

Bachelor of Arts
(Geography, Economics, Hindi, English: Jiwaji University, Gwalior (M.P.), India, 1974

 

Areas of Concentration:

Monitoring and Evaluation

Documentation and Research

Livelihood opportunities and capacity building of poor

Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Agriculture

Participatory Research and PRA

Gender equity and development

Disaster management for reduction poverty

Community development and Poverty reduction.

Project management and planning

Training M & E , PRA and LFA

 

Employment History

      1. Development Consultant (Free Lance 2001-Cont.)

          Consultancy Assignments (water & sanitation, Agriculture, Livelihood, Gender, Health)

  • Global Programme Innovation Centre for the Agriculture and Food Sector, India
    Year: June 2015 to June 2017
    Location: Pune (Maharashtra), Bangalore (Karnataka)
    Client: AFC consultants International, Bonne, Germany
    Main project features: Improvement in value chain of Tomato and Potato in order to benefit each player of the value from producer to the consumer.
    Positions held: Monitoring and Evaluation specialist and Gender expert
    Activities performed: Exploratory study on potato and tomato farmers and gender mainstreaming. Carry out regular monitoring of the project and impact evaluation. Involvement of women player of tomato and potato value chain in mainstream activities and help to improve their quality of life.

  • Social & Environmental Safeguard Monitoring and Review Consultant (SESMRC) for Khurja- Bhaupur Section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor of India
    Year: Dec. 2014 to Dec. 2017
    Location: Delhi, settlements between Khurja to Bhaupur in Uttar Pradesh
    Client: Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (A Government of India Enterprise), World Bank through Operations Research Group Pvt. Ltd.
    Main project features: Carry out a quarterly review of social and environmental safeguard activities being implemented in the project and provide specific recommendations to mitigate the issues identified during the review period.
    Positions held: Sr. Social Safeguards Specialist
    Activities performed: Monitor Implementation of “Resettlment Action Plan”, Monitor effectivenss of the grievance system, report on social safeguard issues.

  • North-Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Programme (Water Suppl y and Sewerage sub project, and Solid Waste Management)
    Year: Feb. 2014 to Feb. 2015
    Location: Delhi, Gangtok, Aizawl, Kohima, Gangtok and Shillong
    Client: Ministry of Urban Development through JPS associates
    Main project features: Programme management and monitoring consultancy of the project, Review and approval of DPR,
    Positions held: Safe Guard.Expert
    Activities performed: Inputs on environment and social safe guard and gender action plan, preparation of guidelines for Public Consultation Meetings, preparation of reporting format for gender and social safeguard activities

  • Name of assignment or project: Performance Evaluation of the Conflict Pool’s (CP) Exchange-For-Change (EFC) 2012 - 2013,
    Year: Year: 1st April to 10th May. 2014
    Location: Delhi, Bombay
    Client: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Commissioned ECORYS UK Main project features:
    Positions held: Lead Evaluator, India
    Activities performed: Conducted an evaluation of the project being implemented by Ruits 2 Roots(an NGO) in schools of Mumbai and Delhi for creating awareness and sentitivity towards people of Pakistan for developing better relationship with the evaluation framework developed with coordination of Pakistani counterpart, who was conducting similar evaluation in Pakistan.

  • Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, through Centre for Market Research and Social Development, New Delhi, Evaluation of Scheme “Development of Common Facilities for AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Sidha & Homeopathy ) Industry Cluster”, The position held was Evaluation Expert. Jan. 2013 to June 2013, Responsibility was to conduct evaluation of AYUSH clusters and write final report.

  • Nippon Koei India Pvt. Ltd. Engineering Consultancy Service for the project for Construction of Dedicated Freight Corridor (Dadri- Rewari & Vadodra –JNPT Section) under phase-2. The position held was Rehabilitation & Resettlement Expert. July 2012 to Dec. 2012. Responsibilities was to review resettlement and rehabilitation plan, analyze PCM reports, check the land plans, 20A notification, 20E notification, etc to identify the potential issues on land acquisition and R&R for NKC's design review report to be  submitted to DFCCIL in early Sept 2012 (planned)

  • World Bank through Sutra Consultancy Ltd: Maharashtra Agriculture Competitiveness Project (MACP) MACP is a part of a longer road map towards improved agriculture productivity and competitiveness in Maharashtra. Dec. 2011 to Dec. 2013. The position held is Community Development Specialist. Responsibilities are to develop PMES ( Project Monitoring and Evaluation System) tools and piloting them with researchers. Inputs for community related sections on tools for baseline 

  • Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio, Italy -Workshop on Gender Equity and Development for the World Development Report 2012 qualitative assessment. The workshop was based on the study conducted in 20 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. The team leaders from these countries participated in the workshop.

  • Ministry of Urban Development through JPS associates, New Delhi: ADB assisted North-Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Programme ( Water Supply and Sewerage sub project, and Solid Waste Management sub project in Gangtok, Aizawl, Kohima, Gangtok and Shillong), April 2011 to March 2012. Position held as Social safe guard and gender specialist. Main project features: programme management and monitoring consultancy of the project. Activities performed: Inputs on social safe guard and gender action plan, preparation of guidelines for Public Consultation Meetings, preparation of reporting format for gender and social safeguard activities,

  • World Bank through Sutra   Consulting Pvt. Ltd. "Qualitative Assessment of Gender Differences in Making Economic Choices, Rapid Qualitative Assessment to inform the World Development Report on Gender (2010),” sample study in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, Jan.-Feb. 2011, Position held as Team Leader, Main features of the assignment were: Discussion with youth (male & female): making economic choices, Discussion with adults: Ladder of Power and Freedom, Discussion with adolescents : reaching for success, and writing case studies. Main responsibilities were to supervise field work and prepa re National Report for India, with support from the team members

  • Cental Bank of India through JPS associates Ltd. : Impact Assessment Studies on Cent Sahyog-Financial Literacy Cum Counseling Centre Operative in Ratlam (M.P), & Branchless Banking –New Operational Model for Financial Inclusion Operative in Hoshangabad (M.P), August-Dec. 2010, Position held was of Team Leader, Main Project Features were , C entral bank of India had lounged the Cent Sahyog Scheme to improve financial literacy of people so that they can avail various banking schemes for improving their livelihood support. The branchless banking scheme was introduced for providing banking services to the rural people at their door step. Activities performed were: Developed research methodology, Questionnaires, Execution of survey and Final Report writing.
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA): ESIA (Environment and Social Impact Assessment ) & RRP (Rehabilitation and Resettlement Plan) studies on the development of Dedicated Freight Corridor Project (phase II), Gujarat and Maharashtra, November 2010, Position held was PCM (public consultation meeting) and Gender Expert, Main Project Features were : Environment & Social Impact Assessment Study for “ Development of Dedicated Freight Corridor Project, Activities Performed: Conducted public consultation meetings, and Gender Assessment Study
  • Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, India: Baseline study for Wardha Development Project, January 2010, Position held was of Team Leader, Main Project Features were KJBF started development intervention related to natural resource management and community development in 2009. in selected areas of Wardha. The organization is interested to identify actual impact of it activities in future. Activities performed were , conducted baseline study , Developed research Design, Questionnaires, and Final Report writing.
  • Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA), India : Evaluation of “Water Environment and Sanitation with Medical Support Project in Tsunami affected areas of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, November 2009, Position held as Team Leader, Main features of the project were: Provided medical treatment by appointment of a MBBS doctor and two nurses, who also imparted training on basic hygiene and sanitation to the community. Water supply was arranged for keeping the toilets clean in the temporary shelters of the Tsunami affected people. Activities Performed was Evaluation of the project and assessment of its impact

  • Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA), India: Evaluation of European Commission funded project “Ensuring Environment and Livelihood Security for rehabilitation of Tsunami affected areas of South and Little Andaman Islands of Andaman and Nicobar union territory, December 2009, Position held as Team Leader, Main project features were, livelihood support was generated through training on different livelihood activities, and sustainability of the programme was created by through construction of training centres, development of market linkage and handing over the project resources to the community and local organizations, Activities Performed were Evaluation Study & Impact Assessment of the programme through extensive field visits for one month

  • Experientia, Torino Italy, The participatory design workshop for software (interface) and hardware design of mobile phone for improving livelihood support of the poor, February 2009, Position held was Social Expert, Main Project Features were Software (interface) and hardware design of mobile phone for improving livelihood support of the poor, Activities Performed was Conduced Workshop and consultations with community

  • World Bank and Irrigation department of Madhya Pradesh through JPS associates, Assessment of Tourism Potential of Water Reservoirs in Madhya Pradesh, Aug.2008 to Aug. 2009, Position held was Social Development Expert, Main Project Features were Tourism Potential of Water Reservoirs in Madhya Pradesh to generate livelihood support for the people of the periphery villages of the dam site, a ctivities Performed was community study for development of tourism

  • IIM, Lucknow, and Planning Commission Research study “ Issues related to Irrigation Potential Created and Utilization in Madhya Pradesh, Jan 2008 to April 2008, Position held was of Team Member. Main Project Features were Irrigation Potential Created and Utilization in Madhya Pradesh, Activities Performed were conducted research on reason for difference between potential and actual irrigation from canals

  • OXFAM , Role of Informatio n Chaos for Agriculture Scale Up in India , Feb. 2008 to August 2008, Position held was Team Leader, Main Project Features were study on Information Chaos for Agriculture Scale Up in India for improving livelihood, Activities Performed was report writing on the r esearch conducted by the research team

  • Sahjeevan, Kutch, Research Study on “Value Chain Analysis of Specific Agriculture Products”, Jan. 2008 to August 2008, Position held was Team Leader, Main Project Features were Value Chain Analysis of Specific Agriculture Products (Green gram (mung), cotton, mango, milk, date) for improving livelihood of small and marginal farmers in Kutch, Gujarat, Activities Performed was Market survey for Value Chain Analysis and report writing

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, Assessment of Participatory information communication Material produced during the project period and Documentation of Success Stories of women farmers in sample states Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, U.P, and Sikkim , Nov. 2007 to Feb. 2008, position held was team leader, Main project features were : Improvement of livelihood support of marginal and small women farmers through promotion of farming methods, food production, food processing, food marketing, craft based on agri-products, Activities performed were, Documentation of success stories of farm based livelihood support programmes of women farmers, pre paration of project proposal, preparation of questionnaires, conducted FGDs, supervised survey work and report writing.

  • Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow,India, Evaluation of Study of Farmers' Club Programme of NABARD, October 2007, Position held: Team Leader, Main features of the project were : farmers' clubs were developed by NABARD for easy access to credit and developed agricultural practices. In turn improve livelihood support, Activities Performed were: Interview with implementing bank/NABARD officials, FGD with members of farmers' club, and report writing and presentation to NABARD
  • Rural Partnership, U.K, Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Project with support from the Department for International Development (DFID): Mainstreaming of poor and gender in the Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Project , March –April 2007 , Position held: Gender specialist, Main Project Features : Review of Mainstreaming of poor and gender in the Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Project, Activities Performed: Impact Assessment & Documentation of gender mainstreaming in the project
  • Rural Partnership, U.K , Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Project with support from the Department for International Development (DFID) : Jan. - March 2007 , Position held was Team Leader, Main Project Features were, This project addresses rural poverty and creates sustainable livelihoods in selected villages of less developed districts of Madhya Pradesh, which is achieved by focusing on regeneration of natural resources and capacity building of local communities. Activities Performed was, Documentation of Process and Lessons Learned.

  • United Nations Population Fund, India, Assessment of Mobile Health Clinics in Madhya Pradesh, July- September, 2007 Position held was Team Member, main features of the project were: provision of health facilities in remote areas of Madhya Pradesh through number of vans equipped with basic health facilities. The van consists of one doctor, one nurse, and one compounder and on driver. Activities Performed were, conducted the research Study & Impact Assessment, facilitated survey, and prepared the final report

  • Particip GmbH, Germany, Evaluation of National Action Plans to Combat Desertification(UNCCD), June-July, 2007, Position held was a team Member, Social-Development & Environment Expert, Main features of the project were, Livelihood support was provided through environment protection related activates such as watershed development, social forestry, use of solar energy ect. With financial support from the Govt. of Germany in various parts of India. Activities Performed were, Impact Assessment and Documentation of the project through sample study of NGOs located in Mahrashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Rajsthan and Gujarat.

  • Aga Khan Foundation: Developed testimonials “Voices of Beneficiaries” for, Community –Led Initiatives for Child Survival Programme, funded by USAID Aug. 2006 (one month), Position held was team Leader, Main Project Features: AKF introduced various health programmes for child survival through community awareness programme in Maharashtra . Community - Led Initiatives for Child Survival Programme, Activities Performed was : Developed Testimonials & Documentation with the available literature from the field.

  • World Bank through Government of Rajasthan under Rajasthan Water Sector Restructuring Project : Social Assessment Study for Ground Water Management. June – Oct.2006, Position held was Team Leader, Main Project Features were study on h ow to make ground water sources efficient in drought prone areas and provide future plan for improvement. The main objective of the study was to identify issues of ground water use for household use. Present status of its quality and quantity. Activities Performed was guided the team for conducting village survey and focus group discussions, data analysis report writing and presentation to the client. The study was conducted in 12 villages of Khamnor district of Rajasthan covering 500 households.

  • DFID (Department of International Development) and Gujarat State AIDS Control Society, Evaluation of HIV/AIDS control programme in Gujarat , 2005, position held was team leader, Main features of the project were: educate sex workers, jail inmates, youth on HIV AIDs and create general awareness among community. Develop social marketing of contraceptive. Activities performed were visited the NGOs and discussed with their procedure for methods of awareness building. Interviewed the target population and assessed the outcome of the project

  • Christian Children Fund : Process Documentation and Impact Assessment of a Family Helper Programme ( 1978-2005) of Satpura Rural Development Institution, Feb. 2005 – Aug 2005 , Position held : Team Leader, Main Project Features: Family Helper Programme was introduced Satpura Rural Development Institution in a tribal area of Betul district of Madhya Pradesh. The objective of the project was to focus child as centre for development. The organization adopted more than 1500 children, helped them to get education and acquire skills for earning their livelihood in the long term. This was done by creating favorable environment in their families. During the project period the organization developed training centre for young boys and girls, introduced food processing, weaving, organic farming, social forestry, watershed and drinking water activities. Activities Performed for the assignment was conducted sample survey of beneficiary children and parents, focus group discussions, interviewed formal and informal leaders of the area to study the process of implementation and its impact. The report was prepared on the documentation process of the project implementation and outcomes through pictures and report writing.

  • Aga Khan Foundation: Developed testimonials “Voices of Beneficiaries” for Gujarat Health System Development Project, 2005 (USAID Funded), Position held was Team Leader, Main Project Features: were: Health System ( barefoot doctor, sub-health, primary health centres, X-ray and pathology test centre) was introduced in Siddhpur district of Gujarat by Aga Khan Foundation through Aga Khan Health Services to help local people to avail and access modern health services and get away from unqualified health Practitioners, Activities Performed were , conducted in depth interviews with the beneficiaries and documented their experiences with the programme.

  • Aga Khan Health Services : Documentation and Impact assessment of USAID sponsored project for the Final Evaluation of the project “Gujarat Health Systems Development”, Oct.2004 , Position held was Team Leader, Main Project Features were: Health System ( barefoot doctor, sub-health, primary health centers, X-ray and pathology test centre) was introduced in Siddhpur and Junagarh districts of Gujarat by Aga Khan Foundation through Aga Khan Health Services to help local people to avail and access modern health services and get away from unqualified health Practitioners. Activities performed were conducted in depth interviews of doctors, nurses, compounder, mid-wives/barefoot doctors, member of health committees, beneficiaries. In addition other specialist doctors, who were giving referral services to the project beneficiaries, were also interviewed. Done literature review. On the basis of above process and detailed report was prepared.

  • Gujarat state Disaster Management Authority through Taru Leading Edge, Delhi: socio- economic vulnerability assessment for the project on “Hazards Risk and Vulnerability Assessment for the State of Gujarat funded by Word Bank”. Feb. – July 2004, Position held was, Social Development Specialist, Main features of the project were to identify various impact of common natural disasters ( earthquake, flood, drought, cyclone) in Gujarat and provide suggestions on various technical and social aspects to reduce the impact. Activities performed were: developed schedules, prepared tabulation plan, sample selection using various parameters, conducted field study with help of a team of field workers in 24 villager of six districts and five major cities (Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Kutch, and Bhavnagar) of Gujarat
  • Save the Children, Canada: Evaluation of “Child Worker Opportunity Project”. Now.2003 –Jan 2004, Position held was Team Member, Main Project Features were, the project focused on vocational training for children (specially girls), so that when they grow they acquire skill to earn their livelihood. The project sites were in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Tamilnadu, Activities Performed were, visit to project sites, discussion with beneficiary children and other stakeholders, observation of project outcome activities, presentation to the client and preparation of the final evaluation report

  • UNIFEM (United Nations Fund for Women) & SEWA , Review and Process documentation of training program on capacity building of NGOs for Economic Empowerment of Women Through Micro-enterprises, May 2003 (one month), Position held was documentation and evaluation expert, Main Project Features were Training program on capacity building of NGOs for Economic Empowerment of Women Through Micro-enterprises, Activities Performed was, Evaluation & Documentation of the Training Programme
  • Self Employed Women Association (SEWA ), Process Documentation and impact study of a project: “Jeevan Shala: Life School for Women with use of information communication materials ”, April –Sept 2003. Position held was Team Leader; Main Project Features were providing basic functional literacy classes to women without disturbing their daily routine. Make the learning useful and interesting. Activities Performed was, Process Documentation & Impact Assessment

  • India Canada Cooperation Office (ICCO), of Canadian International Development Agency ( CIDA ): Gujarat Monitoring and Evaluation of Earthquake Rehabilitation Program (GERP) in Kutch (main focus), Surendranagar, Banaskanta, and Jamnagar districts of Gujarat, January 2002- April 2003, Position held was gender, community and livelihood specialist, Main project features were, CIDA provided support for rehabilitation of earthquake affected people for construction of houses/ community buildings, and establishment of their livelihood through 20 NGOs specialized is various fields of development. Activities performed were, assessment of the rehabilitation activities introduced by the NGOs and advice on the direction, progress and achievements of the GERP with focus on gender issues, community participation and livelihood achievement. Also to assess that to what extend the activity was successful in poverty alleviation.

  • Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (India), research study on “Irrigation Management Transfer in India – Policies, Process and Performance”, March-June 2002, Position held was principal Researcher, Main Project Features were to study Policies, Process and Performance of Irrigation Management Transfer in Gujarat, India. How minor irrigation project were transferred to the community by NGOs and Government and to what extent they were successful. In case of failure identify the reasons for failure, Activities Performed were, visited the various project sites observed the performance, carried out in-depth interviews with the users, members of management committee, NGO staff and the Govt. officials, Prepared detailed report of the findings.
  • Association for Rural Advancement through Voluntary Action and Local Involvement (ARAVALI), Training programme on documentation for managers of NGOs, Dec. 2001 (10 days), Position held: principal trainer, Activities Performed were, prepared training module, training was conducted through participatory methods using experiences of the participants on the field related to the development activities.
  • India-Canada Cooperation Office (ICCO), review of “India Canada Environment Facility (ICEF) “ Nov. -Dec. 2001, Position held was team Member (Gender and poverty alleviation specialist), Main Project Features were, the operational review examined ICEF's rationale and effectiveness/efficiency as well as the impact on the Indian environment and target groups. ICEF funded projects for environment development and poverty alleviation in different parts of India through NGOs. Activities Performed were Review and Evaluation of the implementation programme, visited various NGOs in Karnataka, Orissa, Tamilnadu, Panducheri, Rajsthan,Gujarat, states of India, Assessed their activities. Interviewed major stakeholders such high level Government officials, NGO staff, professionals and beneficiaries. As a team member focus area was on gender mainstreaming, participatory development , caste and class equality, and poverty alleviation.,

  • Joint Forest Management Cell of Gujarat Ecological Education Research Foundation, study on “Mechanism Systems and Arrangement in JFM villages of Gujarat, Jan.- June 2001, Position held was team Leader, Main project features were the forest department has introduced management of village forest through participation of community. It was expected that community participation would help to protect forest, improve production of minor forest products and in turn improve environment and livelihood of the local people. Activities Performed were, investigated the various systems developed for protection, plantation and sharing of benefits in JFM villages. An attempt has been made to get in-depth information about the mechanisms developed in the programme to make sure that the systems work properly. The reasons for the successful working of the JFM programme, in some villages were examined with special focus on the participation of people. The methodology for study was used the quantitative and qualitative data collection.
  • BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune, Consultant for research, documentation and information communication, capacity building of middle level management staff., Oct. 2000 to Oct. 2001, Position held was Consultant and Trainer, Main features of the project were, BAIF has introduced various development activities ( animal husbandry, horticulture, watershed development, food processing, health ect. ) in fragile and poor areas in different states of India. The assignment was to help the staff to document its activities in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Activities Performed were: Training on Research & Documentation and conducting research studies.

 

      2. Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India): Head of Research & Monitoring Unit (1994 – 2001) and programme Executive of Children Development Programme

The overall job as a Research & Monitoring Coordinator was to collect and analyze information, essential to the organization in designing, planning and re-structuring its interventions as per mission statement (which is to focus on the empowerment of rural women and the underprivileged, through management of natural resources). The job required the use of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) as a tool for participatory monitoring, Process Documentation Research (PDR) as a learning tool for the organization, and use of Logical Framework Analysis (LFA) for Qualitative and Quantitative impact indicators. Information and knowledge management networking Learning and sharing through publications, review of literature of other organizations and organizing workshops and meeting was one of the prominent responsibilities. The r esponsibilities included:

  • Regular Monitoring, evaluation and implementation
  • Regular reporting to donor agencies,
  • Preparation of Annual Progress Report of the organization,
  • Regular monitoring for the feed back system of the organization, through impact evaluation, case studies and baseline monitoring by involvement of community stakeholders
  • Information and Knowledge Management, Networking and Cooperation
  • Management of Children Development Programme

 

      3. Department of Geography, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad : Research Scientist (February 1992 to September 1994)

The project was "Management of Land Resource Through Geographical Information System" sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi. The Job involved management of project as an associate to the Project Director, organization and supervision of field work, data analysis, cartographic analysis through remote sensing data and computer base Geographical Information System (GIS) and preparation of draft report

 

      4. University Grants Commission (UGC): Research Associate, (February 1987 to February 1992)

Completed Post Doctoral research project under UGC Research Fellowship in the Department of Geography, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. Title: 'Decision Making Process of Farmers in Commercial and Traditional Agriculture in Gujarat', also got involved in formal and informal teaching at M.A level.

   

      5. Space Research Organization (ISRO), Ahmedabad : Visiting Scientist (September 1985 to August 1986)

Visiting Scientist with Development and Education Communication Unit (DECU), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Ahmedabad for evaluation of CLASS (Computer Literacy and Studies in Schools) Project, sponsored by Department of Electronics of Government of India.

 

      6. Institute of Regional Analysis, Bhopal: Director of Rural Development and action Research (October 1976 to August 1985)

Worked in various positions in the Institute of Regional Analysis, Bhopal, last position held was as Project Director of Rural Development with Special Reference to Women and children, and Action Research-cum-Demonstration Cell. Responsibilities during the working period were:

  • Monitoring and evaluation of action research projects
  • Conducting impact studies
  • Training village level social and research workers on gender, caste and class equity and environment (cleanliness and water conservation methods) issues.

 

Membership of Professional Associations :

Satpura Integrated Rural Development Institution, Madhya Pradesh, India, (Member of Board of Governors)

Institute of Regional Analysis, Bhopal, India, (Member of Board of Governors)

 

Publications

      Books:

 

Participatory Approach to Development: Policies, Process and Performance (2006), Discovery Publishing House, New Delhi

 

Rural Development Strategies and Planning (2003) coauthored with Upma Diwan, published by Sonali Publications, New Delhi

 

Planning for Sustainable Agricultural Development (1995), published by Discovery Publishing House, New Delhi.

 

New Horizons of Rural Development: Planning for the Poor (1982), coauthored with Davendra K. Sharma, published by Institute of Regional Analysis, Bhopal.

      Research Papers

Published 30 Research papers focusing on different aspects of development

 

Annexure: 1

RESEARCH PAPERS:

  1. Rural Market System - Emerging Sub-systems through Midi Rural-urban Settlements (1985), Planning Regional Development and disparities in India (Ed.) H.S. Yadav, Criterion Publications, New Delhi (262-287).

  2. Commercial versus Traditional Agriculture: An Issue in Environmental Planning (1986) jointly written with Anjana Desai, Frontiers in Environmental Geography (Ed.) Omkar Singh, Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi (87-91).

  3. Change in Cropping Pattern and its Impact on the Society and the Environment (1991), Journal of Human Ecology, Delhi , and Vol.2 (2) (141-150).

  4. Resource Utilization or Resource Exploitation: An Issue in Farming Technology of Gujarat (1991), Deccan Geographer, Pune, Vol.XXIX, 2, (23-28).

  5. Distortion or Development: Impact of Changing Agricultural Environment on Farmers (1992), Eastern Geographers, Bhubaneswar , Vol.2, No.1, (20-26).

  6. The Other Side of the Coin: Adverse Effect of Irrigation (1992), Rural Development in India (Ed.) B.N. Mishra, Concept Publishing Company, and Delhi (205-212).

  7. Modernization and Change: Impact of Agricultural Techniques on Farmers (1992), Journal of Human Ecology, Delhi , Vol.4 (1), and (59-62).

  8. Sustainable Agricultural Development: A Comparison between Traditional and Commercial Agriculture (1992), National Geographers, Allahabad , Vol.XXVII No.2 (147-156).

  9. Towards the Achievement of Sustainable Agriculture (1992), Indian Geographical Journal, Madras , Vol.67, No.2 (15-27).

  10. Sustainable Agricultural Development in Wet and Dry Ecosystems of Gujarat (1992), Proceedings of National Seminar on Natural Farming (Ed.) L.L. Somani, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur (34-57).

  11. Diffusion of Agricultural Information and Environmental Degradation (1993), Environmental Perspectives (Ed.) Mumtazkhan, Rawat Publishers, Jaipur (145-157).

  12. Problems and Prospects of Achieving Sustainability in Indian Agriculture (1993), Jointly written with Anjana Desai, National Geographers, Allahabad, Vol. XXVIII, No.2 (135-142).

  13. Impact and Sustainability of Water Resources Development (1995), AKRSP Publication.

  14. Economic Sustainability in a Backward Region of Gujarat, Nalkantha Region (1995), jointly written with Anjana Desai, (Journal of Rural Development Vol.14 (3) (287-299).

  15. Check Dams: A Water Harvesting Technique for Sustainable Agricultural Development (1996), AKRSP Publication.

  16. Study of Rural Credit in Bharuch District of AKRSP Programme Area (1996), AKRSP Publication.

  17. A Path Towards Reducing the Drudgery of Women: A Case Study of Biogas in Junagadh (1996), AKRSP Publication.

  18. Ecological History Of Coastal Saurashtra, AKRSP (I) Intervention, (1996), AKRSP Publication

  19. Water Weary: A case of Gujarat, (1997) "Down to Earth" Journal, and New Delhi.

  20. Effectiveness of Contour Bunds and Gully Plugs as a Tool for Watershed Treatment : A Case Study of Khabaji Village of Bharuch District of Gujarat (1997) AKRSP Publication

  21. Changing Status of Women: Impact of AKRSP (I)'S Interventions (1998), AKRSP Publication.

  22. Impact Study of Agriculture Extension Programme in Surendranagar Area of AKRSP(I)(1999) AKRSP Publication

  23. Impact Of Minor Canal Irrigation Projects of AKRSP (I) In Bharuch Programme Area (1999) AKRSP Publication .

  24. The Role of Land Classification Criteria in Ensuring Equity (1999) AKRSP Publication

  25. Planning for the Sustainable Agriculture in Chhattisgarh State (2000) The Uncut Diamond: Chhattisgarh Rural Development Strategy (ed) Davendra. K. Sharma, SIRDI, Bhopal (M.P)

  26. Machenism,Systems and Arrangements in JFM Villages of Gujarat, (2001) JFM Cell, GEER Foundation, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

  27. Integrated Participatory Watershed Development : A study of Manhere Watershed of Maharashtra, (2001) BAIF, Nasik ( Maharashtra )

  28. Impact of Cross Breeding of Cow Programme: A case study of BAIF in Maharashtra, (2001) BAIF, Nasik ( Maharashtra )

  29. Irrigation Management Transfer in Gujarat with Special Reference to Lift Irrigation Schemes,(2002), Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)

  30. Role of Socio-Religious Cults in Rural Development: A Case Study of Swadhyay Parivar (2003), Under publication by Satpura Integrated Rural Development Institution (SIRDI), Bhopal

Annexure: 2

RESEARCH PROJECTS COMPLETED

  1. Urban Housing in Madhya Pradesh (A Case Study in Five Cities of Madhya Pradesh), sponsored by Madhya Pradesh Housing Board. (1976-77)

  2. A Study of Interaction between Administration and the Tribal Community in Bijadandi Tribal Development Block of Madhya Pradesh, sponsored by Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs (Tribal Welfare). (1978-79)

  3. Tribal Employment and Linkages Pattern (A Case Study in Mining Area), sponsored by Indian Council of Social Sciences Research (ICSSR). (1978-79)

  4. Role of Women in Changing Economic Landscape (A Case Study in Bhilai Sub-region of Chatisgarh), sponsored by ICSSR. (1979-81)

  5. Socio-Economic Study of Submergence Area of Sondur Irrigation Project, sponsored by the State Government of Madhya Pradesh for the World Bank. (1981)

  6. Field Survey of the Socio-Economic Study of Villages in Narmada Sagar Submergence, sponsored by National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi . (1982-83)

  7. Evaluation of National Rural Reemployment Scheme in Betul District of Madhya Pradesh, sponsored by Government of India, Ministry of Rural Development.(1985)

  8. Evaluation of CLASS (Computer Literacy and Studies in School) project, sponsored by Department of Electronics, Government of India. (1985-‘86)

  9. Decision Making Process of Farmers in Commercial and Traditional Agriculture, sponsored by University Grants Commission, New Delhi . (1987)

  10. Management of Land Resource Through Geographical Information System, sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi.(1992)

  11. An Evaluation of Agricultural Programme in Junagadh. The Project was done for the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board, India (1996).

  12. Mechanism Systems and Arrangement in JFM villages of Gujarat  , Joint Forest Management Cell of Gujarat Ecological Education Research Foundation, (.2001)

  13. Irrigation Management Transfer in India with Special Reference to Gujarat – Policies, Process and Performance, Xavier Institute of Management , Bhubaneswar (2002),

  14. Process documentation and impact study of a project: “Jeevan Shala: Life School for Women” , Self Employed Women Association (SEWA), Ahmedabad (2003)

  15. Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment for Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority, Government of Gujarat (2004)