We work closely with various stakeholders who share our vision of sustainable and inclusive development. Here are some of our projects that will give you an in-depth insight into some of our high-impact models that have benefited both communities and businesses at large in the recent times.
GENDER EQUALITY PROGRAM IN SUPPLY CHAIN
Client: British High Commission, Marks and Spencer, Superdry, Mothercare, Levi Strauss & Co.
Geography: Delhi/NCR, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
To achieve the objective of promoting gender equality in garment factories, and empowering women workers by creating a safe workplace, Change Alliance implemented a Gender Equality program. It initiated a three-pronged strategy: Engagement, Accountability, and Responsiveness. The program was supported by British High Commission along with leading apparel brands like Marks & Spencer, Superdry, Mothercare and Levi Strauss & Co. in 11 factories (Delhi/NCR, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu).
Our work on gender justice is based on a two-pronged approach
•Working with women and girls, especially survivors of violence, both within families and workspaces to help create safe environment and lead a life with dignity
•Integrating gender across all other programs including humanitarian response. Change Alliance’s gender justice focus is on inclusion and working on rights and entitlements, and includes partnership with civil society organisations (CSOs) to help provide psychological and legal support to survivors of violence, working towards a safe workplace for women, promoting equality, including youth in the dialogue on gender through campaigns, and assessing or evaluating programs for organisations working on similar issues.
CLIMATE RESILIENT LIVELIHOOD – INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CLIMATE RESILIENT GROWTH IN INDIA (ICRG)
Client: IPE Global (DFID Programme)
Change Alliance has partnered with IPE Global to implement ICRG program in eight districts and 35 blocks of Bihar covering 922 villages. It is a Technical Assistance (TA) program supported by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) in Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Odisha, three of India’s most socio-economically vulnerable states. The key objective of ICRG is to synergise resources with Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in order to build climate resilience for the rural poor, particularly those dependent on rain-fed agriculture.
E-WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
Client: International Finance Corporation (IFC/World Bank) and Karo Sambhav
Geography: Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
Change Alliance partnered with International Finance Corporation (IFC) to implement E-Waste Management Program in the three states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh with special focus to collect e-waste through waste pickers and aggregators who have also been included within the buy-back chain in order to make recycling a viable business option, in coordination with Karo Sambhav. It is one of India’s leading Producer Responsibility Organisations (PRO), which was established to build a cohesive movement around e-waste management from collection to recycling. Change Alliance engaged with Karo Sambhav on E-waste awareness in schools.
DETAILED SCOPING STUDY ON SANITATION INFRASTRUCTURE & USAGE BEHAVIOUR IN KOTA DISTRICT OF RAJASTHAN
Client: DCM Foundation
DCM Foundation aimed at complimenting and running programs dedicated towards Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), in alignment with the government’s thrust on health and sanitation in India. Change Alliance conducted a detailed assessment for DCM Shriram Strategy formulation of their CSR initiative in Kota district of Rajasthan. The assessment contained two components first was a baseline study of Usage behaviour at school and community spread across 5 blocks in 35 schools and communities and with 1427 respondents from Kota. The second component was Sanitation infrastructure assessment and estimates for renovation/construction of 243 schools of Ladpura Block in Kota. The estimates were carried by professional under Civil engineer and provided estimation to DCM Shriram’s team for providing Sanitation and Drinking water facilities in schools. The study was important for improving the knowledge, attitude and behaviour of the communities in regards to WASH in school.
YOUTH SKILL PROGRAMME: IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Client: Axis Bank Foundation (ABF)
Change Alliance partnered with Axis Bank Foundation to conduct an independent evaluation to assess the impact of the flagship program, Yuva Parivartan, which was implemented in Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra, to make the youth employable, contribute to the family income and make them socially responsible citizens. The programme is implemented by Axis Bank Foundation’s partner Kherwadi Social Welfare Association (KSWA). The evaluation was focused on assessing the impact of the program on selected dimensions such as targeting and mobilisation of youth, design and delivery of the courses/training programs, placement and employment linkages and, income and productivity enhancement. The report was instrumental to see the progress and challenges that the partner had faced. Thus making the program more robust for future implementation.
LIFE SKILL PROGRAMME: MIDTERM ASSESSMENT
Client: Axis Bank Foundation (ABF)
Axis Bank Foundation had partnered with Lend-A-Hand India (LAHI) for the implementation of Project Swadheen which provides vocational education and career guidance to young boys and girls from urban and rural communities as part of secondary and higher secondary school curriculum. Axis Bank Foundation commissioned Change Alliance to carry out a mid-line impact assessment to understand the impact of the program on its direct beneficiaries, efficiency in planning/selection criteria and sustainability parameters. The report provided insights of the change that was visible and being practiced by the students and school stakeholders. It brought Case studies that supported in building the program among the donor organisation and for advocating the program in more schools of Pune, Maharashtra
FORMULATION OF COUNTRY STRATEGY
Client: Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC)
Change Alliance partnered with Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) to support in the evolution and creation of the new Country Strategy for India. The development of country strategy and the Theory of Change for CCFC involved gathering insights and inputs from multiple stakeholders through various consultations and workshops. The deliberations and discussions in these consultations and workshops along with an extensive review of secondary information and various documents contributed to the development of the country strategy for CCFC
SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF SATYA BHARTI SCHOOL PROGRAM
Client: Bharti Foundation
Geography: Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Haryana
Change Alliance conducted an impact evaluation of Bharti Foundation’s flagship Satya Bharti (Adopted) Schools Program (SBSP) which has 254 schools in six states (Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Haryana) with major emphasis on Educationally Backward Blocks. The schools provide quality education completely free of cost to over 43,649 disadvantaged children, of which 49% are girls and 76% are from the SC/ST/OBC categories. These schools have 1675 teachers out of which 66% are women (2017 data). Change Alliance tried to understand the approach, strategy, relevance and impact of the quality support programme on students’ continuation of education, learning, attitude, behaviour and skills, and the economic impact on the lives of key stakeholders, including through its employment opportunities as teachers and service providers. A sample of around 46 schools from six states, 2,500 individuals from both case schools and control schools were extensively interviewed. The assessment contributed in presenting impact of the ‘Holistic Framework’ approach designed by Bharti Foundation. Further, it also enabled them to build strong case for the client for future intervention with various stakeholders from government, National and International donors.
PROMOTING ADOLESCENTS’ENGAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE AND HEALTH (PANKH)
Client: The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and PRADAN
With the aim to help enhance safe spaces and improve girls’ sexual and reproductive health in Dholpur district, ICRW, PRADAN and IFS ran an integrated program, “Promoting Adolescents’ Engagement Knowledge and Health” (PANKH), in 90 clusters of the district. As part of the end line assessment, Change Alliance undertook a large-scale survey in 90 clusters of Dholpur district in Rajasthan by following a panel approach. There were four sets of structured interview – household survey, adolescent girl survey, mentor survey and caregiver survey. The end line held a great significance in assessing the impact of the program and covered 16000 respondents across 90 clusters in Dholpur Rajasthan.