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» Evaluation of the Yeshasvini Co-operative Health Care Scheme in Karnataka for the period 2010-11 to 2014-15.  
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Evaluation of the Yeshasvini Co-operative Health Care Scheme in Karnataka for the period 2010-11 to 2014-15.

Name Of Client: Karnataka Evaluation Authority (KEA), Bengaluru.

Start Date: April 2017


Objectives of the scheme:

The objective of the scheme is to provide quality healthcare to the urban/rural co-operative members who contribute a small amount of money every year for a wide range of surgical cover. The beneficiaries are offered cashless treatment subject to condition of the scheme from network hospitals spread across the state. This is a unique scheme and embodiment of Co-operative Principle of “One foe all and all for One”.

The purpose of the study is to

  • A) Find out how the scheme is being implemented and to what extent quality health care facilities are provided.
  • B) Find out if there are any loopholes in the implementation of the scheme and
  • C) If the study for its continuation, measures to be taken for further improvement of the scheme.

Methodology:

» Evaluation of the Student Police Cadet (SPC) Project in Karnataka implemented by Home Department.  
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Evaluation of the Student Police Cadet (SPC) Project in Karnataka implemented by Home Department.

Name Of Client: Karnataka Evaluation Authority

Start Date: January, 2017.


Objectives:
  1. The purpose of the study is to assess the effectiveness of the SPC project and to know whether all the objectives set have been achieved or not. Further, to find out loopholes in implementation and analyse the training gaps, if any, and requirement of infrastructure and material.
  2. To assess the individual and social impact of the SPC programme at reaction level, learning level, behaviour level and results/ outcomes.
  3. To compare the SPC programme of Kerala Government and to suggest for modifications improvements if required in Karnataka for better and effective implementation for the better outcome.
  4. The purpose of the study is to assess the effectiveness of the SPC project and to know whether all the objectives set have been achieved or not. Further, to find out loopholes in implementation and analyse the training gaps, if any, and requirement of infrastructure and material.
  5. To assess the individual and social impact of the SPC programme at reaction level, learning level, behaviour level and results/ outcomes.
  6. To compare the SPC programme of Kerala Government and to suggest for modifications improvements if required in Karnataka for better and effective implementation for the better outcome.
  7. A Comparison of SPC programme with NCC/NSS/Scouts and Guides to be done with their objectives so as to formulate the recommendations on course structure, training and recognitions/reservation in Jobs and Professional Courses for SPC candidates for its popularization.

Methodology:

Comparison of SPC programme with NCC/NSS/Scouts and Guides was done with their objectives so as to formulate the recommendations on course structure, training and recognitions/reservation in Jobs and Professional Courses for SPC candidates for its popularization


» Evaluation of Residential High Rise Project Constructed At Jakkare Honda, Belagavi District  
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Evaluation of Residential High Rise Project Constructed At Jakkare Honda, Belagavi District

Name Of Client: Karnataka Housing Board (KHB).

Start Date: November, 2016


Objectives:

The overall objective of the study is to assess the compliance of all the milestones under the project in the stipulated time.

Further, the specific objectives are:

  1. To assess the achievement of objectives of KHB with the implementation of this housing project
  2. Process of allotment, perception and satisfaction of the occupants on the services provided and;
  3. Violations of the agreements signed with KHB by the occupants of houses.

Methodology:
  • Interviews with all Allottees staying in the Apartment
  • Interviews with 50% Non- Allottees staying in the Apartment
  • Inspection Checklist for Apartment (Occupied)
  • Interview with KHB Officials
  • Interview with Revenue Department Officials
  • Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with Allottees
  • FGD with Residential Society, Officials of Town Planning and Revenue Department.

The above activities are undertaken with the help of survey questionnaire and beneficiary interactions.


» Concurrent Monitoring & Evaluation of Agriculture Technology Environment & management Agency (ATMA) scheme in Karnataka State During 2016-17 in Belagavi & Mysuru Revenue Divisions.  
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Concurrent Monitoring & Evaluation of Agriculture Technology Environment & management Agency (ATMA) scheme in Karnataka State During 2016-17 in Belagavi & Mysuru Revenue Divisions.

Name Of Client: Karnataka Agriculture Department

Start Date: November, 2016


Objectives of the scheme:

The Agricultural management Technical Agency; (ATMA) “support to state Extension Programmes for Extension reforms” is the main scheme to operationalize agricultural & allied departmental extension reforms across the country.

Under the scheme funding support is being provided to the states/union territories for undertaking extension reforms within the broad purview of the Policy Framework for Agriculture Extension (PFAE), complying with its key areas/norms, and being operated based on extension Work plans prepared by them.

ATMA Model of Agricultural Extension Reform scheme is being implemented during 2005-06 in nine districts of the state namely; Bidar, Gulbarga, Shimogga, Chamrajnagar, Kolar, Koppal, Haveri, Bijapur & Hassan. Since 2007-08 the scheme is being implemented in all the districts of the state.


Methodology:

The secondary & Primary data is proposed to be collected in two rounds. The first round during Dec 2016-Jan 2017 & the second round during Apr-May 2017.

STEM will be covering 15 District & 15 taluks from Belagavi & Mysuru revenue divisions. The Study team will monitor & evaluate the activities at taluk level, one taluk each from these district level will be selected using simple random sampling method. In this sample taluka for collection of field data 10 beneficiary farmers will be interviewed. And Focus Group Discussions will have to be held at District, Taluk & Village levels with concerned officers & farmers. Also the Data has to be collected from SAMETIs.


» Concurrent Monitoring & Evaluation of Agriculture Technology Environment & management Agency (ATMA) scheme in Karnataka State During 2016-17 in Bengaluru & Kalaburgi Revenue Divisions.  
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Concurrent Monitoring & Evaluation of Agriculture Technology Environment & management Agency (ATMA) scheme in Karnataka State During 2016-17 in Bengaluru & Kalaburgi Revenue Divisions.

Name Of Client: Karnataka Agriculture Department

Start Date: November, 2016


Objectives of the scheme:

The Agricultural management Technical Agency; (ATMA) “support to state Extension Programmes for Extension reforms” is the main scheme to operationalize agricultural & allied departmental extension reforms across the country.

Under the scheme funding support is being provided to the states/union territories for undertaking extension reforms within the broad purview of the Policy Framework for Agriculture Extension (PFAE), complying with its key areas/norms, and being operated based on extension Work plans prepared by them.

ATMA Model of Agricultural Extension Reform scheme is being implemented during 2005-06 in nine districts of the state namely; Bidar, Gulbarga, Shimogga, Chamrajnagar, Kolar, Koppal, Haveri, Bijapur & Hassan. Since 2007-08 the scheme is being implemente in all the districts of the state.


Methodology:

The secondary & Primary data is proposed to be collected in two rounds. The first round during Dec 2016-Jan 2017 & the second round during Apr-May 2017.

STEM will be covering 14 District & 14 taluks from Bengaluru & Kalaburgi revenue divisions. The Study team will monitor & evaluate the activities at taluk level, one taluk each from these district level will be selected using simple random sampling method. In this sample taluka for collection of field data 10 beneficiary farmers will be interviewed. And Focus Group Discussions will have to be held at District, Taluk & Village levels with concerned officers & farmers. Also the Data has to be collected from SAMETIs.



» Consultancy Services for Preparation of DPR for Rejuvenation of Lingegowdana Lake in Banandur Village at Bidadi.  
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Consultancy Services for Preparation of DPR for Rejuvenation of Lingegowdana Lake in Banandur Village at Bidadi.

Name Of Client: Toyota Kirlosker / BBMP

Start Date: August, 2016


Objectives:
Methodology:

» Consultancy Services For Evaluation Of Forestry Works For The Period 2009-15 Hassana Circle  
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Consultancy Services For Evaluation Of Forestry Works For The Period 2009-15 Hassana Circle

Name Of Client: Karnataka forest department

Start Date: November, 2015


Objectives:

The study covers evaluation of forest protection, development, conservation and associated works implemented by the department during the financial years 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 under various schemes implemented throughout the State of Karnataka. Works are executed by five different wings in the Forest Department namely Territorial, Wildlife, Research, Working Plan and Social Forestry. Sometimes works are also carried out through community based organizations like Village Forest Committees (VFC).

The proposed evaluation study will cover works executed by all these wings and organizations in the last five years. There are thirteen territorial forest circles with clear non-overlapping jurisdiction in the State. Works will be evaluated circle-wise, irrespective of the independent jurisdiction of some wings.


Methodology:

STEM has carried out a pilot study to understand the process involved in evaluating the forestry works. Methodology as follows:

  • Secondary data collection
  • Sampling and primary data collection
  • Survey of plantations
  • Survey of farm forestry
  • Survey of JFPM
  • Survey of buildings, equipment and vehicles
  • Survey of SMC structures
  • Data verification
  • Analysis
  • Draft report and presentation
  • Draft final report and presentation
  • Final report submission.

» Consultancy Services For Evaluation Of Forestry Works For The Period 2009-15 Mysuru Circle  
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Consultancy Services For Evaluation Of Forestry Works For The Period 2009-15 Mysuru Circle

Name Of Client: Karnataka forest department

Start Date: November, 2015


Objectives:

The study covers evaluation of forest protection, development, conservation and associated works implemented by the department during the financial years 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 under various schemes implemented throughout the State of Karnataka. Works are executed by five different wings in the Forest Department namely Territorial, Wildlife, Research, Working Plan and Social Forestry. Sometimes works are also carried out through community based organizations like Village Forest Committees (VFC).

The proposed evaluation study will cover works executed by all these wings and organizations in the last five years. There are thirteen territorial forest circles with clear non-overlapping jurisdiction in the State. Works will be evaluated circle-wise, irrespective of the independent jurisdiction of some wings.


Methodology:

STEM has carried out a pilot study to understand the process involved in evaluating the forestry works. Methodology as follows:

  • Secondary data collection
  • Sampling and primary data collection
  • Survey of plantations
  • Survey of farm forestry
  • Survey of JFPM
  • Survey of buildings, equipment and vehicles
  • Survey of SMC structures
  • Data verification
  • Analysis
  • Draft report and presentation
  • Draft final report and presentation
  • Final report submission.

» Selection Of Ngos For Needs Assessment And For Preparation Of DPRs For Backward Panchayats, Tribal Panchayats And Revenue Deficient Municipalities In Kerala. ( Agali Tribal GP, Peringottukurissi- Backward Panchayat And Chittoor- Thatamangalam- Revenue Deficit Municipality)  
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Selection Of Ngos For Needs Assessment And For Preparation Of DPRs For Backward Panchayats, Tribal Panchayats And Revenue Deficient Municipalities In Kerala. ( Agali Tribal GP, Peringottukurissi- Backward Panchayat And Chittoor- Thatamangalam- Revenue Deficit Municipality)

Name Of Client: Kerala Local Government Service Delivery Project (KLGSDP)

Start Date: May, 2016


Objectives: In Peringottukurissi:
  1. Irrigation project-completion of the existing check dam in Bharatapuzha, also install railings.
  2. Hospital facilities including palliative care unit
  3. Construction of community hall in Parithipully
  4. Modernization of crematorium 5 Paruthikuzhy- Cheppancod road work.
In Chittoor
  1. Construction of bus bay
  2. Construction of Thathamangalam community hall
  3. Rain water harvesting & solarization of municipal office
  4. Smart class rooms in Govt. school in Ambattupalayam
  5. Construction of model anganwadi building at Rayappan street
  6. Construction of model anganwadi building at Kosathara
  7. Construction of model anganwadi building at Devangapuram
  8. Construction of model anganwadi building at Naranguzhi
  9. Construction of model anganwadi building at Ayyampathy
In Agali:
  1. Construction of community hall
  2. Pakal veedu with library
  3. Construction of market cum waiting shed with comfort station

Methodology:

» Consultancy Services For Preparation Of DPR For Restoration And Comprehensive Development Of Bagalkunte Lake.  
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Consultancy Services For Preparation Of DPR For Restoration And Comprehensive Development Of Bagalkunte Lake.

Name Of Client: Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike

Start Date: 5th Aug 2016


Objectives:

The water entering the lake is largely comprises of sewage from the surrounding developments. The excessive inflow of the sewage/waste water has resulted in the lake to be filled with contaminated water and poses environmental danger. The water impounded in the lake is not fit for ecosystem propagation and can percolate into the ground water. In view of improving the ecosystem, enhancing bio diversity and the hydraulic and as well as improving the quality of life /environment, it is proposed to take up this rejuvenation project.


Methodology:
  • Area of the lake is 10.13 Acres
  • Carrying out all necessary planning, engineering analysis, topographic survey, contour survey & soil investigation;
  • Preparation of the Concept Plans adhering to safety norms, aesthetics and environment aspects;
  • Preparation of detailed estimates and relevant drawings;
  • Preparation of project report, detailed design, cost estimates, drawings and tender documents; and
  • Providing assistance in inviting & evaluating bids and supervising execution of development work.

» Preparation of Detailed Project Report for Restoration and Comprehensive Development of Basapura Lake  
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Preparation of Detailed Project Report for Restoration and Comprehensive Development of Basapura Lake

Name Of Client: Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike

Start Date: 1st Jan 2016


Objectives:

The water entering the lake is largely comprises of sewage from the surrounding developments. The excessive inflow of the sewage/waste water has resulted in the lake to be filled with contaminated water and poses environmental danger. The water impounded in the lake is not fit for ecosystem propagation and can percolate into the ground water. In view of improving the ecosystem, enhancing bio diversity and the hydraulic and as well as improving the quality of life /environment, it is proposed to take up this rejuvenation project.


Methodology:
  • Area of the lake is 11.05 Acres
  • Carrying out all necessary planning, engineering analysis, topographic survey, contour survey & soil investigation;
  • Preparation of the Concept Plans adhering to safety norms, aesthetics and environment aspects;
  • Preparation of detailed estimates and relevant drawings;
  • Preparation of project report, detailed design, cost estimates, drawings and tender documents; and
  • Providing assistance in inviting & evaluating bids and supervising execution of development work.

» Preparation of Detailed Project Report for Restoration and Comprehensive Development of Sadarmangala Lake.
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Preparation of Detailed Project Report for Restoration and Comprehensive Development of Sadarmangala Lake.

Name Of Client: Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike

Start Date: 17th Jun 2016


Objectives:

The water entering the lake is largely comprises of sewage from the surrounding developments. The excessive inflow of the sewage/waste water has resulted in the lake to be filled with contaminated water and poses environmental danger. The water impounded in the lake is not fit for ecosystem propagation and can percolate into the ground water. In view of improving the ecosystem, enhancing bio diversity and the hydraulic and as well as improving the quality of life /environment, it is proposed to take up this rejuvenation project.


Methodology:
  • Area of the lake is 49.42 Acres
  • Carrying out all necessary planning, engineering analysis, topographic survey, contour survey & soil investigation;
  • Preparation of the Concept Plans adhering to safety norms, aesthetics and environment aspects;
  • Preparation of detailed estimates and relevant drawings;
  • Preparation of project report, detailed design, cost estimates, drawings and tender documents; and
  • Providing assistance in inviting & evaluating bids and supervising execution of development work.

» Consultancy Services For Preparation Of DPR For Restoration And Comprehensive Development Of Mangamanapalya Lake.
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Consultancy Services For Preparation Of DPR For Restoration And Comprehensive Development Of Mangamanapalya Lake.

Name Of Client: Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike

Start Date: 1st Jan 2016


Objectives:

The water entering the lake is largely comprises of sewage from the surrounding developments. The excessive inflow of the sewage/waste water has resulted in the lake to be filled with contaminated water and poses environmental danger. The water impounded in the lake is not fit for ecosystem propagation and can percolate into the ground water. In view of improving the ecosystem, enhancing bio diversity and the hydraulic and as well as improving the quality of life /environment, it is proposed to take up this rejuvenation project.


Methodology:
  • Area of the lake is 7.72 Acres
  • Carrying out all necessary planning, engineering analysis, topographic survey, contour survey & soil investigation;
  • Preparation of the Concept Plans adhering to safety norms, aesthetics and environment aspects;
  • Preparation of detailed estimates and relevant drawings;
  • Preparation of project report, detailed design, cost estimates, drawings and tender documents; and
  • Providing assistance in inviting & evaluating bids and supervising execution of development work.

» Evaluation of Ganga Kalyana Scheme from 2008-09 to 2012-13 Implemented by Karnataka Maharishi Valmiki Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation Ltd.
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Evaluation of Ganga Kalyana Scheme from 2008-09 to 2012-13 Implemented by Karnataka Maharishi Valmiki Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation Ltd.


Name Of Client: Karnataka Evaluation Authority, Bangalore

Start Date: January, 2016


Objectives:

To know whether the objectives set under the scheme or achieved. Specifically.

Assess the additional income generated by the beneficiaries after getting the benefit of Ganga Kalyana Scheme.

Assess the social and economic benefits that farmers received by the scheme.

Know whether the children of the beneficiaries get better education as a result of economic benefit.

Has the convergence of other departments like Sericulture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry and Watershed development etc. taken place in enhancing the benefits?

Whether the process of selection of beneficiaries is transparent sanction and co-ordination with ESCOMS in completing energization is effective.


Methodology:

Interviews with 1015 bore well beneficiaries and 247 lift irrigation beneficiaries

FGDs/interviews with district levels officials, corporation, BESCOM, drilling companies.


» Evaluation of Fodder Development Programme Implemented under SDP of Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Govt. of Karnataka from 2009-10 to 2012-13
 
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Evaluation of Fodder Development Programme Implemented under SDP of Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Govt. of Karnataka from 2009-10 to 2012-13

Name Of Client: Karnataka Evaluation Authority, Bangalore

Start Date: January, 2016


Objectives:

To assess the achievement of the project objectives namely

To gradually decrease the gap of the deficit of green fodder against the requirement and creating awareness amongst farmers regarding growing of different varieties of fodder crops.

By giving good green fodder, the quantity of concentrate feed requirement is to be reduced which results in lesser expenses to farmers.

To mitigate the scarcity of fodder due to rain and crop failures in drought situation.

By promoting perennial grasses, soil erosion is prevented, soil fertility is increased and the practice is eco-friendly.


Methodology:

Interviews with Fodder plot beneficiaries – 720 (as applicable for the taluk and year)

Interviews with chaff cutter beneficiaries - 180 (as applicable for the taluk and year)

Focus Group discussions with beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries, district level officials


» Evaluation of Ksheerabhagya Scheme of Women and Child Welfare Department and Karnataka Milk Federation

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Evaluation of Ksheerabhagya Scheme of Women and Child Welfare Department and Karnataka Milk Federation

Name Of Client: CEO, Karnataka Evaluation Authority, Bangalore

Start Date: December, 2015


Objectives:

To understand the process of implementation of KBS

To assess the effect of KBS on children nutrition status

To offer suggestions for improvement of KBS and offer suggestions with respect to increasing frequency of milk supply.

Methodology

Survey of 56 schools and 56 anganwadi centers in 24 villages, 16 talukas HQ and 8 districts Headquarters spread across 4 revenue regions.

Interviews with beneficiaries, head masters, teachers, anganwadi workers of the sample Nutritional status comparison based on the height and weight data from schools and anganwadi centers school/anganwadi records

Focus Group Discussions with SDMC members, parents, KMF members, officials of education, WCD departments and KMF.

Supply chain for milk, sugar and implementation of the scheme.


» Third Party Evaluation of Ganitha Kalika Andolana (Math Programme) in Hyderabad Karnataka districts
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Third Party Evaluation of Ganitha Kalika Andolana (Math Programme) in Hyderabad Karnataka districts

Name Of Client: Director, DSERT, Bangalore

Start Date: October, 2015


Objectives:

To assessing the learning outcomes of class 4th and 5th standard children, over a period of time, who are exposed to GKA Programme.

Examine availability of GKA kit and the concerned TLM in the concerned schools and training status of teachers

Examine comfort levels of teachers/CRPs with GKA Programme (also a few SDMCs)

Effectiveness of the project per se plus across sex, social background of students and across regions; in diverse contexts of PTR, SCR, Infrastructure index and attendance of children

Methodology

Involves 600 schools and about 24000 children in three districts namely Bellary, Koppal and Raichur. A pre- test in October 2015 and post- test in March 2016 have been conducted.

Maths question papers for class 4 and class 5 were used Kannada, Urdu, and Marathi.

Feedback was collected from teachers/ block and cluster resource persons/ SDMC members/ parents using interviews and FGDs

Analysis of achievement levels of students in math using single and multivariate analysis. Item Response Theory (IRT) was used to analyze the differences in achievement levels of maths score.














 
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