Research & Development

The Research & Development division comprising of 20 dedicated member’s conducts program assessment and evaluation of projects based on the monitoring and evaluation framework. Action research for testing, developing and scaling up models is also conducted. The monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of all the ongoing projects is conducted through a dedicated M & E team comprising technical experts in the field of population studies, statistics, public health, education, software programming, social work, etc.

Current Projects

Project Sangaath

Nutrition deprivation among women perpetuates an inter-generational cycle of nutrition deprivation that is transmitted from mothers to children and also greatly impacts …

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Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR)

The project aims to benefit the women marginal farmers living in most underdeveloped tribal block, Naswadi in Chhota Udepur district in Gujarat. Agriculture in …

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Past Projects

Sr. No. Year of completion Research projects
1. - A study to determine the impact of the mobile health services on the health seeking behavior of the community catered by the MHU in selected villages of Savli block of Vadodara district.
2. 2015-17 To assess the socio-economic and environmental impact of CSR activities conducted by Tadkeshwar lignite plant, Surat in the six identified CSR villages.
3. - Preparation of district annual plan for District Mineral Foundation under Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) scheme in Surat, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar & Bharuch
4. - Assessment of vital indicators for comprehensive village development plan in 7 villages of Mokhada blocks of Palghar district.
5. - A study to design and test a behavior change strategy to improve uptake of services for severely malnourished children from (ICDS) scheme in 65 Anganwadis in rural areas of Vadodara, Gujarat.
6. - A study to identify the social, behavioural, and systemic constraints in timely identification and treatment of childhood pneumonia and compare across the urban, rural, and tribal settings in Tribal- Pavi Jetpur, Chhota Udepur, Rural- Savli, Chhota Udepur, Urban- Vadodara, Gujarat.
7. 2017-18 A study to determine the impact of the mobile health services on the health seeking behavior of the community catered by the MHU in selected villages of Savli block of Vadodara district.
8. 2017-18 Baseline survey to assess the socio-economic and demographic profile of households and utilization of govt. services in selected villages of Vyara block of Tapi district.
9. 2017-18 Assessment of vital indicators for comprehensive village development plan in Jawhar and Mokhada blocks of Palghar district.
10. 2017-18 Social determinants & factors impeding health & nutrition in six selected villages of Kalol taluka of Panchmahal district.
11. 2017-18 Implementing adolescent and maternal nutrition programs in Gujarat.
12. 2017-18 Developmental needs assessment in selected villages of Jhagadia block of Bharuch district.
13. 2017-18 Developmental needs Assessment of Navi Nagari Hamlet of Por and Ramangadi adjoining village of POR GIDS, Vadodara district.
14. 2017-18 Baseline study and designing of monitoring and evaluation framework for engagement of medical colleges and professional associations for MIYCN policy and advocacy in states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
15. 2017-18 Gauchar Sudharana Yojana – Evaluation study.
16. 2017-18 Survey to plan interventions to improve nutritional status of undernourished households in selected areas of Vagra block of Bharuch district, Gujarat.
17. 2017-18 Engaging private partners in delivery of public health services – knowledge, attitude & perception of government health functionaries – A qualitative study.
18. 2017-18 Impact evaluation of “Doodh Sanjivani Yojana” on nutritional status of school going children in selected tribal blocks of Gujarat.
19. 2017-18 Identification of social and behavioural determinants affecting delivery and utilization of zinc and ORS for treatment of childhood diarrhea.
20. 2017-18 Developing a tool kit for competency assessment of ASHAs.
21. 2017-18 Re-verification of the Nirmal Gram Puraskar applications under total sanitation campaign.
22. 2017-18 Socio-economic and environmental assessment of community dug wells in Narmada districts.
23. 2017-18 Feasibility study of watershed.
24. Anuually Conducting verbal autopsy of maternal and infant deaths
25. 2008-2009 District perspective plan under MGNREGA.
26. 2008 A study to conduct baseline survey (semi-rural blocks) of Vadodara district of Gujarat.
27. 2007-2010 A study to conduct baseline survey for Kawant livelihood project in Chhota Udepur district of Gujarat.
28. 2006-2007 A study to conduct baseline survey (rural blocks) of Vadodara district of Gujarat.
29. 2005-2010 A study to conduct facility surveys in PHCs & sub-centres in Vadodara district of Gujarat.
30. 2006-2007 A study to conduct baseline survey (tribal blocks) of Vadodara district of Gujarat .