Social Observatory for Livelihoods Projects. Vijayendra Rao, World Bank. Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao. Induced vs Organic. Organic Participation by civic groups (organized or as part of movements) acting independently of government, and sometimes in opposition to it.
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Vijayendra Rao, World Bank
Induced (Focus of Report)
The variability of local context and the unpredictable nature of change-trajectories highlight the importance of developing effective systems of internal learning and monitoring. Such projects require constant adjustment, learning in the field, and experimentation in order to be effective.
Rigorous Quantitative Methods
“Well-being” broadly defined: Consumption, Income (where possible), Subjective Welfare, Empowerment and Agency, psychic well-being.
Careful, in-depth qualitative work to track mechanisms and processes of change
Building links with key policy makers in other sectors
Outreach to Indian and international academic community
Creating networks of excellence on monitoring and evaluation
Plans to expand across the South Asia region
Create Sustainable Institutions
Make day to day decisions and mid-course adjustments based on real, reliable, validated data.
Think long term.
Stop the boot polish.