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Research Projects

  • Study on Fiscal Decentralisation in Kerala . sponsored by SDC-CapdecK, Thiruvananthapuram.  (Completed)
  • Education of a Deprived Group in a Totally Literate Region: The Case of Tribal Children in Kerala . Study was sponsored by Actionaid India.  (Completed)
  • A Comprehensive Study on Coir Industry in Kerala . for Director of Coir Development, Government of Kerala.   (Completed)
  • Diagnostic Study of Handloom Clusters in Kerala . for Development Commissioner(Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.  (Completed)
  • Study on Internal Migration in Kochi city . ,  (Completed)
  • Documenting the Experience of SDC-CapdecK Programme . The documentation of the Capacity Development for Decentralization in Kerala(SDC-CapDecK)was done by Dr.P.K.Michael Tharakan, Sri Ramakrishna Hegde Chair Professor in Decentralization and Governance, Institute for Social and Economic Change(ISEC), Bangalore. CSES has associated in this documentation by providing data and information collected through focus group discussions and depth interviews.  (Completed)
  • Preparation of District Perspective Plan under NREGA for Ernakulam and Alappuzha Districts in Kerala . This project involves preparation of the Perspective Plan under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in the districts of Ernakulam and Alappuzha. The assignment included stakeholder consultations, surveys etc. This ongoing project is being undertaken for the Commissionerate of Rural in the districts of Ernakulam and Alappuzha.  (Completed)
  • District Level Household Survey on Reproductive and Child Health(DLHS-3) . CSES was involved in DLHS-3 as the Regional Agency for Kerala and Lakshadweep region. The survey covered 1100 sample households in each district of Kerala and another 1350 in Lakshadweep- total 16750 for DLHS-3 in the third round of the survey in the Kerala & lakshadweep region. The survey employed 115 investigators, 60 mappers/listers, 22 supervisors, 5 Area Coordinators and three state coordinators. Twenty data entry operators were also employed in the survey.   (Completed)
  • Concurrent Evaluation of NRHM in UT of Lakshadweep . CSES is currently engaged in the concurrent evaluation of the NRHM in the UT of Lakshadweep. The data collection, data entry work has been completed. The study is sponsored by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.  (Completed)
  • Global Adult Tobacco Survey in Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh . CSES has been selected as the regional agency for conducting this international survey in the three southern states of Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The survey conducted in India and several other countries, tries to monitor adult tobacco use and to evaluate progress in implementing tobacco control interventions. The funding for the survey is from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and WHO. CSES was selected for conducting the survey in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala through national competitive bidding procedure. The survey uses hand held machines (paperless –using iPAQ machines) for the first time for a survey of the government of India.  (Completed)
  • National Level Monitoring(NLM) of Rural Development Programmes . CSES has been empanelled as an Institutional NLM for doing the monitoring the Rural Development Programmes implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. As part of this we have recently completed the monitoring in Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri Districts and Tamil Nadu. This includes the monitoring of Watershed Development Programmes viz., IWMP, IWDP and DPAP also.  (Completed)
  • Mid-term Evaluation of the Hariyali Projects . CSES has been entrusted to evaluate the Hariyali (IWDP) projects in Chadayamangalam Block Panchayat in Kollam District and Ambalappuzha Block in Alappuzha District for the Commissionerate of Rural development, Government of Kerala.  (Completed)
  • Participatory Tourism Planning at Kumarakom . The Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, through its new initiative SAPARYA (Synergizing Actions through Participatory Approach) has undertaken a Comprehensive Tourism Resource Mapping in a participatory mode in selected areas in Kerala. Tourist Resorts Kerala Ltd (TRKL) is the implementing agency for SAPARYA. TRKL has selected CSES to provide technical support services to TRKL, in Kottayam district (Kumarakom, Arpookara, Aimanam, Athirampuzha, Thiruvarpu panchayats and Kottayam Municipality). The primary objective of this project was to prepare a plan for tourism development of the project area taking into account the infrastructure and resources currently available and the potential for growth in a sustainable manner. This was envisaged to be accomplished through situational analysis of the study area/region, Tourism Resource and Infrastructure Mapping, understanding existing and ongoing tourism development initiatives and infrastructure gap assessment study. The study also aimed at understanding basic infrastructure requirements in developing and operationalizing the tourism packages, circuits and products. Yet another objective of the study was the preparation of a prioritized list of project profiles to explore opportunities for utilization of various funding resources available, viz. LSGIs, department of tourism; state and central schemes, public-private investment partnerships, international funding agencies etc.  (Completed)
  • Evaluation of Total Sanitation Campaign Projects in Ernakulam and Alappuzha Districts . This project was sponsored by the Suchitwa Mission, Department of Local Self Government, Government of Kerala. The project aims at evaluating the different components of TSC such as IEC activities, construction of Individual Household Latrines (IHHL), construction of toilets in schools and Anganwadis, construction of Community Sanitary Complexes, Solid and Liquid Waste Management, Rural Sanitary Marts/Production Centres (RSMs/PCs) etc.  (Completed)
  • Technical Support Organization(TSO) for Detailed Project Report Preparation for Integrated Watershed . Prepared the Detailed Project Report (DPR) in Champakkulam project area in Alappuzha district and Vypin Project area in Ernakulam district for IWMP as part of providing Technical Support Services. The work was undertaken for the Department of Rural Development, Government of Kerala.  (Completed)
  • How the Poor Manage their Finances: A Study of the Portfolio Choices of Poor Households in Ernakulam . This study of the portfolios of the poor is based on the data provided by 107 poor households in Ernakulam district in Kerala, a state known for its achievements in poverty reduction and social development. The study is primarily based on a financial diary kept by these households for one month (September 17- October 16, 2012). Additional information on the assets, liabilities, socio-economic and demographic background of the households, as on the first day of diary keeping, were captured by administering a household questionnaire. The households were selected from three rural localities and urban slums in Kochi city in the district. Report is available at http://rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs/Publications/PDFs/RPOTC070513FL.pdf  (Completed)
  • Baseline survey of Local Government Service Delivery in Kerala . The study is sponsored by the Government of Kerala under its Kerala Local Government Service Delivery Project (KLGSDP). This project is funded by the World Bank. The study was to develop baseline information on service delivery related aspects of local government institutions (Grama Panchayats and Municipalities) and the transferred institutions. The baseline survey covered 3300 households and 64 local governments all over Kerala.  (Completed)
  • Study on Commuting Pattern in Kochi City . This study is sponsored by CDS-Research Unit on Local Self-Governments (CDS-RULSG)at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.  (Ongoing)
  • Paid Domestic Labourers- A Study of Women Migrants to the Districts of Malappuraam and Kozhikode in . ICSSR Research Project of Dr.T.K.Anandi  (Completed)
  • Study on the functioning of maintenance tribunals and appellate tribunals constituted under the main . The project was carried out for the Department of Social Justice, Government of Kerala. The Tribunals are envisaged to provide simple, inexpensive and speedy remedies for maintenance of parents. The study has employed a variety of methods to assess the functioning of the Maintenance Tribunals and Appellate Tribunals. A survey was conducted among the Maintenance Tribunals and the Appellate Tribunals using a questionnaire designed for the purpose. Another major component of the study was depth interviews with different stakeholders in a sample of Tribunals. Depth interviews were conducted with the Presiding Officers and staff of the Maintenance and Appellate Tribunals in the sample, conciliation Officers, District social justice Officers and representatives of the associations for senior citizens and applicants. Another component of the study was the collection and analysis of records relating to a sample of cases filed in the Maintenance and Appellate Tribunals covered by the study. Fourth component of the study was the observation of the hearing sessions of the Maintenance Tribunals in two revenue divisions.   (Completed)
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