Impacts of Livelihoods Projects. Stocktaking of Agriculture and Rural Development Projects (India)

Principal Investigators: Lakshmi Krishnan and Jayaram Venkatesan
Research Team: Lakshmi Krishnan and Jayaram Venkatesan
LEAD Centre: Centre for Microfinance
Focus Area: Livelihoods
Project Geography: Tamil Nadu
Partner: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Status: Completed

Background:

The stocktaking exercise focuses on identifying the impacts and lessons from the Word Bank-funded livelihood projects in seven Indian states including Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. The impact stock-taking exercise will focus on identifying key indicators that are comparable across projects (if any) that will engable an assessment of impact. Two thematic studies will focus on sources of financial capitalization, and the development of social capital that ultimately impacts the effectiveness and sustainability of these projects. CMF’s involvement began in January 2010.