Research, Evaluation and Planning

Research, Planning and Evaluation are the core activities of the institution since its inception.

  1. Monographic/ Ethnographic Studies for documentation of culture, customs, traditions, material culture, art and craft, traditional medicine, culture change and modernization of the STs and SCs and development studies on agriculture, environment, education, women, health & nutrition
  2. Diagnostic and problem oriented studies relating to STs and SCs such as, land alienation, socio-economic bondage and exploitation, indebtedness, low literacy, ill health, mal-nutrition, low fertility and infant mortality; social inequality, untouchability, ethnic discrimination, involuntary resettlement and development, status of women, economic backwardness, poverty, impact of industrialization and urbanization, rural-urban migration, problems of unemployment, shifting cultivation, deforestation etc.
  3. Determination of ethnic status of different communities claiming their inclusion in the scheduled lists for STs and SCs.
  4. Determination of social status of persons accused in Fake Caste Certificate cases.

  1. Bench-Mark/Baseline Surveys covering the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) Areas to build up data base for planning, implementation and post-facto evaluation of various development projects and programmes for STs & SCs
  2. Survey, Identification and Formulation of Action Plans/ Project Reports for :
    1. Micro-Projects for development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs)
    2. Integrated Tribal Development Agencies (ITDAs) for development of STs and SCs in the TSP areas
    3. Modified Area Development Approach (MADA) and Cluster Pockets for development of dispersed tribal population.
    4. Other Special Projects and Programmes for STs and SCs
    5. Techno-Economic Surveys involving multi-disciplinary experts for preparation of Action Plans for development of selected PVTGs
    6. Action Plans/ Project Proposals for development and rehabilitation of vulnerable groups, artisans, craftsmen, low occupational groups among the STs and SCs

  1. Monitoring and Concurrent Evaluation

    The Institute takes up monitoring and concurrent evaluation of different schemes implemented by ITDAs, Micro-Projects and other development   projects to assess the impact and effectiveness of the schemes on the target groups

  2. Post-Facto Evaluation

    Post-facto evaluation studies are also taken up in respect of various development projects in operation in the field to assess the impact of the development programmes on the S.T. & S.C. people. The Institute has conducted a good number of evaluation studies on different I.T.D.As, Micro-Projects, Ashram Schools, Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS), Education Complexes etc. and submitted findings to Government for remedial action.

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