Projects Undertaken


We work closely with various stakeholders who share our vision of sustainable and inclusive development. Here are some of our project case studies 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.

CLIMATE RESILIENT LIVELIHOOD – INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CLIMATE RESILIENT GROWTH IN INDIA (ICRG)

Client: IPE Global (DFID Programme)
Geography: Bihar
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.

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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.

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YOUTH SKILL PROGRAMME: IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Client: Axis Bank Foundation (ABF)
Geography: Maharashtra
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.

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LIFE SKILL PROGRAMME: MIDTERM ASSESSMENT

Client: Axis Bank Foundation (ABF)
Geography: Maharashtra
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

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LIVELIHOOD AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT- PROGRAM DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION AND ASSESSMENT

Client and geography: multiple clients, Pan India
Change Alliance’s current program on livelihood is based on our historical work under the DFID (UK) funded Partnership Program Arrangement (PPA) at the Department for International Development (DFID), Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Program and Climate Resilient Livelihood which used multiple models to strengthen and support existing livelihood practices of the marginalized communities, build capacity of farmers and marginal producers, help improve their access to resources, government schemes, and create market linkages through collectivization to help improve their income. With the aim of inclusive growth and sustainable development, our work on livelihood and skills development spans various geographies and models.

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PROGRAM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION

Client and geography: multiple clients, Pan India
Change Alliance has a legacy of working directly with the community on various issues, giving us a strong foundation and understanding of social issues and complexities that hinder the socio-economic development of these communities. Our deep engagement with core socio-economic issues of gender mainstreaming, intersectionality, human rights, and social inclusion enables us to implement challenging programmes and with diverse stakeholders.

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ASSESS THE SITUATION OF EYE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS IN GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE CLINICS- FACILITY ASSESSMENT

Client: Sightsavers India and IMPACT Pvt. Ltd.
Geography: Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar and West Bengal
Change Alliance, in partnership with IMPACT, was engaged by Sightsavers to conduct a baseline study/gap analysis in 59 districts of eight states - Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar and West Bengal. The study was conducted to strengthen the eye-health delivery systems at district level. The District Eye Health Assessment Tool (DEHAT) was developed to assess the situation of eye healthcare systems in government and private clinics. The findings of this study were used as evidence for advocating better facilities for eye health with state and district health departments.

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SCHOOL SUPPORT PROGRAMME IN DELHI GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS: BASELINE, ENDLINE AND IMPACT ASSESSMENTS

Client: United Way Delhi (UWD)
Geography: Delhi
Change Alliance was commissioned by United Way to conduct a baseline study for nursery students focusing on the infrastructural needs assessment, quality of teaching, teachers’ capacities, growth monitoring, and assessment of the learning capacities and growth of the children. The baseline tool was developed focused on project monitoring and future evaluations including the endline evaluation. Change Alliance also conducted an endline study to understand the impact of the program. Recommendations were made based on the insights and key learnings from the evaluation., revisions were suggested in the Change Alliance also conducted impact assessment of two government schools for United Way Delhi in year 2019.

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Livelihood

Change Alliance partner Samarthak Samiti helps its members to process, package and market their products in order to secure better prices and increase sales for a range of forest produce, including honey and black plums that are processed into vinegar.

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Organic Farming

Change Alliance is supporting the Eco-veg programme which encourages training farmers to shift to sustainable organic farming. The programme is improving the livelihoods of poor farmers from excluded communities, especially women, and is increasing availability of healthy food to consumers across Tamil Nadu.

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