Reducing Ocean Plastics – Formative Research leading to Intervention Planning in India
The overwhelming plastic waste reaching ocean has been causing significant economic and environmental damage. This research was aimed to advance the current understanding of land based and other sources of plastics entering Indian oceans; government and private sector responses, existing policies and programmes to address plastic waste in India and potential solutions that can address the problem on a scale required as well as ideas for planning of specific interventions in specific hotspots
The overwhelming plastic waste reaching ocean has been causing significant economic and environmental damage
Impact evaluations are now a part and parcel of international development grants.
Choice of research methodology is largely determined by the research questions -- what we want to find out, and what will help us do that best. But practical considerations such as the availability of resources (including the type of data available and the knowledge and skills of the persons undertaking the research) also influence the method we choose to employ.
Why is the sky blue? What are black holes? How did the world begin? Familiar questions to many parents. Curiosity plays a fundamental role in learning. It keeps you wanting to explore the world and constantly ask questions.
The principle that policies should be designed using the best available evidence is one that is difficult to contest.
Breakthrough’s Early Marriage Campaign, implemented in three districts of the Indian States of Jharkhand and Bihar, aims to utilise a media (mass and community) programme that challenges existing norms around gender and sexuality, for discouraging the practice of early marriage.
As experts in social value assessment of business models, we support various corporates to monitor the social performance and assess the impact of their initiatives.The idea of social value is distinct from CSR, and is way broader.
Calling information a “life-saving resource”, the World Disasters Report, 2005 noted: “Disaster-affected people need information as much as water, food, medicine or shelter: accurate, timely information can save lives.”
In India, around 70 percent to 90 percent of the rural households depend on agriculture and allied sector as their principal means of livelihood. Smallholder farmers constitute 80 percent of total farm households...