Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company Limited (CIFCL)
Monitoring & Evaluation
Cholmandalam Investment and Finance company (CIFCL) recognised the need for a comprehensive Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) study to improve the the effectiveness of their “My Dream Scholarship” programme which aims to provide financial support for furthering the education of commercial vehicle crew member’s children.
Our study involved an in-depth analysis of the shortlisting process, disbursement process, and ongoing documentation for a random sample of beneficiaries.
Through this M&E study, we identified the areas where the programme could be made more effective. We carefully evaluated the programme’s performance, looking at the key metrics to highlight the strengths and areas of improvement. We assessed the programme’s effectiveness in achieving its immediate goals and making a positive impact on the lives of the scholarship recipients. Overall, our M&E study provided CIFCL with valuable insights and recommendations for optimizing the “My Dream Scholarship” programme.
CIFCL needed to conduct Impact Assessment studies on 12 of their CSR programs implemented during the FY2021-22. The main objective of the assessment was to provide the sponsor with a comprehensive understanding of the impact generated by these programmes and offer guidance for future improvement and implementation of similar programmes.
To achieve this objective, the study involved in-depth interactions with the programme implementing partners to gain insights into the processes followed to achieve the programme objectives. We designed research tools to interview select beneficiaries and other stakeholders, enabling us to collect data on the direct and indirect effects of the programs.
Based on the data collected, comprehensive reports for each programme were prepared with detailed analysis of the impact generated and recommendations on the conduct of the programs and changes to be considered in future iterations.
Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd.
Nuvoco required recommendations on relevant and replicable flagship programmes that the organization should adopt while keeping in mind their business linkages and the relevant issues in the geographies in which they operate. To achieve this objective, our team conducted a comprehensive desk review of in-depth district-level research on various demographic elements and conducted competition research on their CSR program.
Based on our findings, we identified various potential programmes for the organization aligned with local/national needs and the cement business. We ensured that the recommended programs were aligned with Nuvoco's business objectives and the relevant issues in the geographies in which they operate.
Preethi Appliances, a division of Philips Domestic Appliances India Limited (PDAIL)
PDAIL required a comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) study of Project Pragya, a programme designed to provide after-school education to tribal children in remote tribal villages of Hasanur, Gheddesal, and Kadambur in Erode district of Tamil Nadu. The primary objective of the study was to prevent school dropouts and enhance the motivation of children to look beyond their present outlook.
To achieve this objective, we developed a Results Framework template that identified and evaluated key indicators, outputs, outcomes, immediate impact/goals. We conducted periodic field visits to the implementation areas and the implementing partner's office to monitor progress and suggest modifications, as well as correct any deficiencies, if any.
By conducting this M & E study, we helped PDAIL to understand the progress of Project Pragya and its impact on tribal children's education. Our findings and recommendations will serve as a foundation for PDAIL to make informed decisions about the program's future and how to improve its outcomes.
Cisco Systems India Limited
CISCO sought to conduct Impact Assessment studies on three of their CSR programs implemented during FY2021-22. The primary objective of the assessment was to provide the sponsor with a detailed understanding of the impact generated by these programs and offer guidance for future improvement and implementation of similar programmess.
To achieve this objective, the study involved in-depth interactions with the program implementing partners to gain insights into the processes followed to achieve the program objectives. We designed research tools to interview select beneficiaries and other stakeholders, enabling us to collect data on the direct and indirect effects of the programs. Based on the data collected, we prepared reports that provided a comprehensive analysis of the impact generated by the programmes and recommendations on the conduct of the programs and changes to be considered in future iterations.
Tata Power / Tata Power Community Development Trust
Tata Power Community Development Trust (TPCDT) recognised the importance of standardising their CSR programs to effectively promote women empowerment, integrated vocational training centres, and enhancing digital access to state security schemes and digital literacy. To achieve this objective, we conducted a comprehensive study of existing proposals by implementation partners across geographies to compare programme costs, activities , and timelines.
Our analysis enabled us to develop a standard proposal template that defined a set of activities for each programme, prepared standardised budgets and forecast templates, and revised the process flow with new elements to ensure programme sustainability.
Our work helped TPCTD streamline their CSR efforts, ensuring that resources were allocated in a cost-effective manner and their programmes were implemented consistently across geographies and thematic areas.
Ploughman Agro Private Limited(PAPL)
PAPL required a Sustainability Report that showcases the achievements of the company's efforts in sustainable farming and developing market linkages for Farmer Producer Organizations. To achieve this objective, our team visited the implementation areas and met with farmers who have benefited from the market linkages provided by PAPL.
During our visits, we documented the company's sustainability efforts in detail, including their efforts in sustainable farming and the development of market linkages for farmers. We also collected data on the impact of these efforts on the lives of farmers and their families. Based on the data collected, we prepared a comprehensive Sustainability Report that highlights PAPL's sustainability efforts and achievements.