Annual Status of Education Report (ASER):Annual Status of Education Report (ASER):

‘Aser’ means impact in Hindustani. If development programs are to lead to desired outcomes, their impact on the ground needs to be regularly assessed. ASER Centre seeks to use simple yet rigorous methods to generate evidence on scale on the outcomes of social sector programs. It also aims to strengthen the link between evidence and action by building the capacity of individuals and institutions to design, conduct, and understand assessments that focus on key outcome indicators. It focuses on outcomes and processes in education and other social sectors. It builds the capacity of individuals and institutions to measure at scale, understand, communicate and act upon the findings of assessments and research, with the objective of improving the quality of social sector programs. It aims to create a culture where rigorous measurement of outcomes is integral to action, thus bridging the gap between theory and practice, assumption and reality. ...

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UNICEF is fully committed to working with the Government of India to ensure that each child born in this vast and complex country gets the best start in life, thrives and develops to his or her full potential. The organisation uses quality research and data to understand issues, implements new and innovative interventions that address the situation of children, and works with partners and a network of its 13 state offices. These enable the organisation to focus attention on the poorest and most disadvantaged communities, alongside its work at the national level....

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Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS)Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS)

Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS) is one of India’s largest grass-roots initiatives for water and livelihood security, working with its partners on a million acres of land across 72 of India’s most backward districts, mainly in the central Indian Adivasi belt. SPS takes inspiration from the life and work of Baba Amte (our Pramukh Sahayogi) who rejected charity and successfully empowered even the most challenged. SPS is headquartered in a drought-prone, tribal area in the Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh, which typifies the most difficult problems of the country. SPS believes that location-specific watershed development combined with low-cost, low-risk agriculture, other nature-based livelihoods and women-led microfinance, can dramatically raise rural incomes, providing an enduring panacea to India’s suicide-ridden drylands. ...

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Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)

The ADR was set up in 1999 by a group of professors from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad. Based on its Public Interest Litigation (PIL), the Supreme Court in 2002, and subsequently in 2003, made it mandatory for all candidates contesting elections to disclose criminal, financial and educational background prior to the polls by filing an affidavit with the Election Commission. Since 2002 ADR has been conducting multiple projects aimed at increasing transparency and accountability in India’s political and electoral system....

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The third pole | 第三极The third pole | 第三极

The planet's "third pole" -- the Himalaya and the Tibetan Plateau -- is a climate change hotspot.  The threat to the region's cryosphere -- its vast, frozen stores of fresh water -- and to the countries in its watersheds is of global importance. "the third pole" is a forum to inform, discuss and search for solutions to this gathering regional crisis. The Third Pole is a part of the chinadialogue.net which is an independent, non-profit organisation based in London, Beijing and San Francisco. It was launched on July 3, 2006. chinadialogue is funded by a range of institutional supporters, including several major charitable foundations....

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