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At BPF we believe that a continual investment in knowledge and skills builds research capacity. Our evaluation expertise, based on meticulous research methods and quantitative analytical skills, has been honed by time and experience. Every project enables us to devise more efficient assessment methods and deepen our understanding of gaps in implementation and strategies. This in turn has informed our own development work.

West Bengal Civil Society Support Programme (WBCSSP)

Commissioned by Department for International Development (DFID)

The WBCSSP strives to include and increase the participation of the poor by forming, empowering and enhancing the capacities of community-based and civil society organisations. This report, based on a 19-day study, evaluates its progress since its midterm review, and makes recommendations regarding its overall status with reference to its log-frame and subsequent phase.

Global Dialogues Evaluation Report: Asia Region, 2008

Sangeetha Purushothaman and Mukta Banerjee

The Global Dialogues programme was initiated by the Ford Foundation in 2002 to draw visibility and greater legitimacy to the area of human sexuality, and thereby influence decision-making. In evaluating the work of the South and South-East Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality, based in TARSHI, an NGO in New Delhi, this report analyses results, identifies effective and sustainable strategies, and examines how organisational development issues affect results.

Assessment of Decentralised Food Models in India's ICDS Programme, 2007

Maggie Huff-Rousselle, Sangeetha Purushothaman, Namani Tirupathaiah, John L. Fiedler

The USAID-funded Supplementary Nutrition Programme is one of the six components of the ICDS scheme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Its main objective is to reduce childhood malnutrition. This report documents and analyses the operational feasibility, financial viability and impact of the Decentralised Food Model (DFM). It also examines its potential for replication and scale-up in collaboration with other government departments and programmes.

Final Impact Assessment of the CASHE Programme: West Bengal, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, 2006

In partnership with CARE, Delhi

The Credit and Savings for Household Enterprise (CASHE) programme supports the development of community-based and owned micro-finance organisations and enables their access to capacity building services. This study assesses its impact across three states vis-a-vis control groups, its log frame indicators and overall goals.

External evaluation conducted on behalf of GRET, 2005

An evaluation of micro-finance initiatives for housing through Namma Mane in four sites in Karnataka.

PUI Dissemination Strategy: A Report, 2001


On behalf of Development Planning Unit, University College, London

BPF documented and assessed the effectiveness of various components of the dissemination strategy for environmental planning and management looking at criteria such as utility, validity and legibility of the publicity material. The results showed that visual media tools such as videos and street theatre best convey the message to a rural audience and has a wider reach among the illiterate population.