• Dr. Debasis Kumar
  • 91-9711481708

Sectoral Skills and Projects

2.1. Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

  • Monitoring & Evaluation - Studies
  • Training and Capacity Development
  • Strategy Building

Monitoring & Evaluation - Studies

  • Evaluation of School Sanitation and Hygiene Education programme in Orissa, Chhattisgarh and MP-2012
  • Urban basic Services for the poor: An evaluation report of the Puri Municipal town, 2011
  • Evaluation of L&A project on WASH in Sundargarh, Odisha, 2013
  • Measuring impact of Sanitation on social development in villages under total sanitation programme-Odisha, 2015
  • Impact Evaluation Study of Basic Health Services and Sanitation Education in Orissa-2010
  • Documentation of Replicable Practices in Drinking Water, sanitation and Hygiene project in Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar, 2012
  • The community Managed Sanitation and Hygiene Programme in Cuttack, Puri, Bhubaneswar Slums: Evaluation Report, State of Orissa, 2011
  • A study on Economic benefit of Sanitation for farm households: Eco-san sanitation, Chhattisgarh-2013
  • Documentation of Success stories of DANIDA Drinking Water Project-Coastal Odisha, 1995
  • Drinking water Source Protection: A study on the environmental factors affecting community water supplies in Coastal Districts of Orissa, 2013
  • A strategic study on Leveraging the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) for Human Development through inter sectoral convergence to strengthen implementation of NREGS in Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, 2013,
  • A study on Economic benefit of Sanitation for farm households: Eco-san sanitation -2011
  • Documentation of Best Practices in Indo-Swiss NRM Project (Water-shed Component)-2005
  • Water, poverty and productive uses of water at the household level: A study on Cuttack Municipality-2003
  • Social Cost Benefit Analysis of Water and sanitation Project-2007

Training and Capacity Development:

  • Training of hygiene and Sanitation Resource Persons
  • Leadership Training of knowledge activists on lobby and advocacy and rights based approach
  • Training on Human Rights-Based Approaches to Development
  • Rights-Based Approaches and the SDGs
  • Training on planning for Rights-Based Development
  • Orientation of NGOs on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in RBD
  • Training on social audit, social mapping, monitoring and evaluation of development activities
  • Training on Advocacy and Policy Influencing strategies for WASH NGOs
  • Training on Lobby and advocacy strategies in WASH sector
  • Training on filing RTI application and orientation on the need of evidential information for lobby, advocacy and follow up with public agencies
  • Training on project Monitoring and Evaluation Skills
  • Training of local natural leaders/volunteers as facilitators and trainers on CLTS triggering, social marketing
  • Training on case writing, reporting and documentation skills
  • Training of NGOs on developing IEC/BCC strategy in WASH sector
  • Training on eco- sanitation and allied activities (organic farming)
  • Training on gender, equity and sustainability issues in WASH sector
  • Training teachers and education officers on school WASH and MHM
  • Training youth volunteers on Water treatment Methods (SODIS and other methods
  • Orientation of WASH NGOs on networking with private sectors, CSR departments, lobby groups, national and international alliances
  • Workshop of WASH NGOs on case writing, short film making and digital story telling
  • Training of WASH NGOs on media strategy and effective media Campaign
  • Trainers training on COMMUNITY-LED TOTAL SANITATION (CLT) and methodology of training local natural leaders as CLTS facilitators
  • Workshop of WASH NGOs on CLTS Training, Triggering and Follow-up
  • Training and orientation of Water Sector NGOs on rainwater harvesting and ground water recharge methods and practices
  • Orientation on Behavior Change Communication Planning
  • Behaviour Change Communication: Training for trainers
  • Training on Basic and Advanced behavioural and WASH Data Analysis using SPSS
  • A Self Development training Program for Leaders
  • Governance & Management of Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) /NGOs
  • Training Course on Persuasive Speaking Skills for NGO personnel engaged in L&A
  • Training on Project Finance Management and Fundraising & Resource Mobilization
  • Training course on Community mobilization
  • Training course on Fundraising through Grants-Writing Winning Proposals

Strategy Building:

  • BCC Strategy on Water & sanitation sector
  • Monitoring & evaluation Strategy on Water & sanitation sector
  • Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Strategy
  • CSR Strategy

2.2. Health Care and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR):

  • Monitoring & Evaluation- Studies
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Training & Capacity Development

Monitoring & Evaluation - Studies

  • Concurrent Evaluation of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)(Round-1) Chhattisgarh (4 districts)-2010-11- Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
  • Concurrent Evaluation of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)(Round-1) Orissa (9 distrcts)- 2010-11- Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
  • External Evaluation of Integrated Community Health Programme, Mayurbhanj, 2008-9, EC, Lepra
  • Documentation of Best Community Development Practices on Eye Health Care and Services in India- 2012, SSI
  • Role of Private Medical Practitioners in TB Control-EC-Lepra Society
  • Sexual Health Behaviour of Migrant Workers from Orissa in selected Cities of India - 2011
  • A study on the effectiveness of targeted Social Marketing to Promote Adolescent and young adult Reproductive Health-2007
  • Defaulter analysis among tuberculosis (TB) patientsin Orissa: Searching for Solutions- 2006
  • Impact Evaluation Study of National Leprosy Eradication Programme-2005
  • Strategy of Phasing Over of Title II Food Aid Programme in India- USAID-CRS, 2007
  • A study on Nutritionally Vulnerable Households of Urban Slum Dwellers in Odisha-2001
  • Impact Evaluation of Title II Food Aid programme on Health and Nutrition Status on Rural Poor in India, 2007-CRS
  • A strategic Research to identify space for visually impaired persons in Community Based Health Schemes-2008-9-Sight Saver International
  • Rigorous Impact Evaluation of the implementation of PNDT Act on the Extent of reducing Selective Termination of Pregnancy in Urban & Rural areas in 3 selected Indian States-2009
  • A study on Health problems of Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances : Rag-pickers and Street Children of 10 Municipal Towns of Orissa-2010
  • Occupational Diseases among Child Labour : A Study Report-2012
  • A Study on Adolescent sexuality in Orissa : Cultural norms and Contemporary behavior-2010
  • Acceptability of insecticide treated net in tribal areas of Orissa: A Study on users’ response towards a Marketing Proposition -2009
  • Independent Researcher for a Strategy to improve Health situation of Salt Producers in Rann of Kutchh

Randomized Controlled Trials

CMD has expertise in evaluating Public health interventions using cluster-randomised controlled trials (CRCTs)

  • Impact of improved treatment of sexually transmitted diseases on HIV infection: randomized controlled trial
  • Evaluation of community level interventions to address social and structural determinants of health: a cluster randomized controlled trial
  • Cluster-randomized controlled trial of community mobilization in slums to improve care during pregnancy, delivery, postpartum and for the newborn
  • Effect of community-based newborn-care intervention package implemented through two service-delivery strategies: a cluster-randomized controlled trial.
  • Effect of community-based behaviour change management on neonatal mortality: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
  • Effect of a participatory intervention with women's groups on birth outcomes: cluster-randomized controlled trial
  • A cluster randomized controlled trial of the community effectiveness of two interventions to improve health care and to reduce maternal, newborn and infant mortality. 

Training & Capacity Development Activities:

  • Trainers training on Teaching Safer Sex to youths and young adults
  • Trainers training to conduct Sexuality Education Program for Girls for Grades 7-12 including life skills education, Puberty & Reproduction, MHM, Sexuality & Relationships
  • Trainers training on teaching Abstinence, Contraception, and Sexual Health Training on Community Behavioral Health Services for Community Health Services providers
  • Training of HIV social service providers—social workers, case managers, nurses, benefits counselors, and mental health providers—who are working with the psychosocial issues arising out of the HIV treatment
  • Training of HIV Prevention and Care providers working with HIV-positive clients on Mental Health dynamics and Living with HIV (managing underlying emotional distress, loss of control and uncertainty)
  • Training of HIV counselors on Human Sexuality and HIV Prevention Strategies for Youth
  • HIV Prevention Counselor Training for HIV counselors
  • Counseling Risk Assessment and Disclosure Training

2.3. Livelihood & Natural Resources Management:

  • Major Programmes
  • Project Monitoring & Evaluation

Major Programmes

CMD has been working on programmes fostering

  • Food security, poverty alleviation and climate resilience
  • Livelihood of indigenous people
  • Skill Development Among Youths
  • Village commons
  • Migration and Displacement
  • Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP)
  • Water Security research 

Monitoring & Evaluation - Studies

  • A strategic study on Leveraging the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) for Human Development through inter sectoral convergence to strengthen implementation of NREGS in Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, Government of India-2009
  • Documentation of Best Practices in Indo-Swiss natural resources management Project-2005
  • Process Development Research on Human and Institutional Development in NRM Sector-2006
  • Impact Evaluation of Title II Food Aid programme on Health and Nutrition Status on Rural Poor in India, 2007
  • Market Potential Study of Handicraft Products in Orissa with particular emphasis on Languishing crafts, 2012
  • Designing Organisation Structure and System to Sustain and Manage Collective Enterprises Among Women Groups in Tribal Areas, 2008
  • Development Pre-requisites for Collective Enterprises : A Study on Social Mobilization Processes of an NGO
  • Formulation of Non-farm Sector Country Strategy Paper -2000
  • Marketing Study on rural and non-timber forest produce for Strengthening Household Food Security in Tribal Areas of Orissa for some project partners of UNICEF and Action Aid India-2004
  • Strategic Model for Effective Back-ward Linkage for Agri-Based Micro-Enterprises: A Study Report for Tribal Areas in Orissa-2007
  • Impact of Macro Economic Changes on Petty Producers in Farm and Non-farm Sectors-2008
  • Impact Evaluation Study of Livelihood Development Programme for Tribal Communities of Orissa:-2001
  • Impact Evaluation Study of Grain Bank Intervention and other food security measures undertaken in Tribal Areas of Western Orissa, India:-2000
  • Livelihood Analysis and strategy for Farm Women in Western Orissa-2005
  • Market Potential Study of Hill-brooms -2001
  • Market Potential Study of Processed Non-timber Forest Produce-2005
  • Market potential Study of Organic Agricultural Products with marketing strategy-2011
  • Feasibility Study on Production Cum Training Centre on Agri and NTFP based Micro-enterprises-2002
  • Household Responses to poverty and Vulnerability: A Study on Cuttack Slums-2008.

2.4. Women and Gender

  • Major Areas of Interest
  • Project Monitoring & Evaluation

Major Areas of Interest

  • Violence against women: domestic violence, sexual harassment
  • National legal frameworks and instruments related to women’s political participation.
  • Women’s political participation
  • Violence against Women in National Elections
  • Gender and cross cutting themes
  • Women in Agriculture

Monitoring & Evaluation-Studies

  • Impact Study of DANIDA TEWA project-2001
  • Documentation of Success Stories of DANIDA TEWA project-2002
  • Replication Strategy of DANIDA ILDP project-2002
  • Techno-economic Feasibility Study Report on Processing of Turmeric (Cured, Polished, Powder) by Local Women Groups-2002
  • Techno-economic Feasibility Study of Oil-extraction in four Tribal Blocks by Local Women Groups
  • Techno-economic Feasibility Study Report on Processing of Tamarind Paste in Tribal Areas by Local Women Groups
  • Techno-economic Feasibility Study Report on Packaging of Mustard seed and Production of Mustard Powder in Tribal Areas by Local Women Groups
  • Feasibility Study of Processing, Packaging and Marketing of Pulses in Tribal Areas of Orissa by Local Women Groups
  • Feasibility Study of Production and Marketing of Pickles by Women Groups in Tribal Areas
  • Women’s Empowerment and Micro Finance Programmes: Documentation of Practices.
  • Savings and Credit Programme for Economically Poor Women of Urban Slum Neighbourhoods: A feasibility report on various micro-finance products

2.5. Children’s Rights

CMD is interested in

  • Exploration of the impact of globalization on children and analysis of the impact of contemporary global economic and legal policies and practices on child rights
  • Examination of best practices by government and civil society to overcome the negative impact of globalization on children
  • Policy research for strong public policies, legislation, programmes, practices and schemes for children with a rights-based approach, with particular reference to the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Promotion of international, comparative and global research, advocacy, law reform and policy initiatives on child rights
  • Opening up a global discussion on ‘children, development and governance’ from a child rights perspective
  • Research, advocacy, education and policy engagement on child rights

Monitoring & Evaluation –Studies

  • Occupational Diseases among Child Labour : A Study Report-2012
  • Understanding and addressing the impacts of urbanisation on health (in particular, child health) in low-income settings.
  • A study on Health problems of Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances : Rag-pickers and Street Children of 10 Municipal Towns of Orissa
  • An evaluation of knowledge, attitude and practices of teachers and parents on Child Protection Polices and Corporal Punishment in School settings Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Bihar
  • Children in Need of Special Protection in urban slums: A Situation Analysis
  • Evaluation of the quality of care in child care institutions in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, 2009

Case Research & Documentations

  • Violence against Children in schools
  • Menstrual hygiene and school drop out
  • CSR Initiatives
  • Impact of Child Protection Policy
  • Socio-economic and human rights issues affecting vulnerable children
  • Situation Analysis of Children
  • Child protection from a rights perspective
  • Child friendly governance systems
  • Children and Social Exclusion
  • Children and development: rights globalization and poverty
  • Trafficking, Migration and Forced Labour and Children
  • Children in Conflict Situations
  • Child Care and Child Protection in Globalizing Economies
  • Child Labour and Education of Children
  • The governance of orphaned Children
  • Globalization, Sexual Abuse of Children, Child Pornography and Paedophilia on the Internet
  • Globalization and Child Nutrition and Health
  • Children and the Media

2.6. Indigenous People Initiatives & Climate Change

  • Climate Change
  • Capacity Development

Climate Change:

  • Working on the key issues facing indigenous peoples in the context of climate change, including rights and barriers to adaptation and mitigation, and what prevents indigenous peoples from responding and adapting to climate change, supported by India Water Partnership
  • Document best practices and lessons that can influence climate change interventions to have positive impacts on indigenous peoples & facilitate dissemination of relevant research, information and documentation to indigenous peoples and partners;
  • The development of Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy: developing Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for different agro-climatic conditions with focus on the agriculture and forestry sectors since it is felt that that the implementation of adaptation and mitigation measures could have a major impact on these sectors.
  • Develop mechanisms to ensure that information on planned and current mitigation and adaptation schemes is made available to indigenous peoples;
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting of Climate Change Mitigation Projects
  • Vulnerability Study

Capacity Building:

  • Research on indigenous peoples' participation in local government.
  • Building capacity of the indigenous people to adapt to, and mitigate climate change in order to contribute to environmental sustainability and poverty reduction
  • Support indigenous people own initiatives to develop mechanisms on how to cope, adapt or mitigate the effects of climate change on their livelihoods and environments.
  • Document legal and institutional barriers that prevent indigenous peoples from coping with climate change impacts;
  • Engaging indigenous leaders in constructive dialogue with civil society organizations, especially with indigenous peoples’ organizations, sectors involved in climate change & advocate and lobby governments, institutions, and private sector to accept and adhere to the recommendations of indigenous people and their institutions on mechanisms to cope, adapt or mitigate the effects of climate change on their livelihoods and environments
  • Workshops on Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity, Indigenous Affairs, the Forest Peoples Programme and the Theme of Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER)
  • Indigenous Community Organisers and Leadership Trainings (ICOLT): Training and Capacity building of traditional indigenous authorities, grass-roots community organisations and inhabitants (with special emphasis on the role of women)
  • Developing advocacy and lobby strategies aimed at legislative and policy reforms,

2.7. Urban Poverty and Management

Research works:

  • Understanding Environmental Problems in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods: A study of Urban Slums in Orissa.
  • Reforming Urban Land Policies and Institutions in India: A Review Article
  • Land Use Considerations in Urban Environmental Management: Working Paper
  • Decentralisation and its Implication for Urban Service Delivery: Working Paper
  • Participation and Partnership in Urban Infrastructure Management: Working Paper
  • Policy Programme Options for Urban Poverty Reduction: A Review Article

Displacement and Rehabilitation:

Research works:

  • Economics of Resettlement and Rehabilitation of people affected by urban infrastructure investments: A study report
  • Stakeholder analysis in Rehabilitation Action Plans and Community Environmental Management plans: Working Paper
  • Stake holder’s view of Social Development Fund Component in R&R Project: An Impact Assessment Study.
  • Preparing Community Environmental Development Plans: Critical Input and Issues
  • Towards a comprehensive approach to social and environmental preparation in resettlement and rehabilitation projects: Working paper
  • Involuntary resettlement and compensation issues in R&R projects: An Analytical Paper.
  • Policy Framework for resettlement of Project Affected Persons, Underlying Principles of Resettlement Action Plans: A Study Report

2.8. Organization Development

  • OD Intervention
  • OCA Process

OD Intervention:

Enabling NGOs those work in the area of rights and advocacy to develop as institutions by establishing clarity and making decisions on their identity, role, vision, mission, approach, long term objectives and organization structure, culture and policies through a participatory process

The organizational development exercise spreads over a period, involved entering the organization, interacting with key participants and stakeholders of the organization both formally and informally, diagnosing issues facing the organization and a mirroring exercise with the management at the end of the intervention to provide feedback.

We also offer reflections on the key lessons learnt during the process of intervention, with implications for OD in developmental organizations.

OCA Process

Organization Capacity Assessment (OCA) comprises of an in-depth analysis of an organization’s internal governance, management, programmes, policies, and linkages, with respect to relevance and effectiveness, to deduct recommendations for better organizational strategies and synergy.