Welcome to CYSD
CYSD (Centre for Youth and Social Development) is a non-government and non-profit organization established in 1982, working to improve the quality of lives of tribal, rural and urban poor in Odisha, with a primary focus to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, ensuring social inclusion and justice, good governance and citizen’s right. Helping communities identify and initiate development measures; providing training and other capacity-building support to pro-poor organizations and individuals; and carrying out research and advocacy in favour of the under privileged people especially the tribal.
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Child Protection has been an overarching component in CYSD’s strategic programme direction in line with the SDGs. Currently; CYSD in partnership with ChildFund has designed its programmatic interventions with an integrated approach focusing on child protection, education, health and livelihoods. Further, child being the centre, complete life-cycle approach is followed until completion of 24 years of age. The interventions are in operation benefiting 2089 enrolled 1287 non–enrolled children and their families in 165 targeted villages of 18 Gram Panchayats (GPs), in 5 blocks of Malkangiri and Rayagada, coming under the aspirational districts, in Odisha. While designing and rolling out the interventions for the holistic development of children and youth in Malkangiri and Rayagada, the implementing agency felt an urgent need to undertake a comprehensive baseline study.
A detailed proposal including the objectives, methodology, sample, work plan and budget is invited from consulting firms or individual consultants for conducting a comprehensive baseline study on implementation of Child Development Project in Malkangiri and Rayagada Districts of Odisha.
The proposed baseline will provide an in-depth understanding of the eco-system of community development in general and children in particular. The findings of the comprehensive baseline will also guide the future programmatic interventions and help in developing scalable evidence on holistic development of children through a complete life-cycle approach.
The broad objectives of the proposed baseline study would be to assess:
- The existing child protection issues and the effectiveness of the mechanism adopted for protection of children;
- Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) behaviour of Adolescents and Youth in the age group of 11 to 24 years;
- The educational status of children in the age group of 6-14 years; and
- Capabilities and competencies of vulnerable families (Youth/Parents) towards household food security and quality of life.
Scope of the Study
- Child protection issues at the level of family, community, school and the society
- Community based child protection system and its linkage with the mainstream institutions
- Knowledge and understanding of the adolescents and youth on SRH and nutrition
- Demonstration of rights and entitlements relating to SRH by the adolescents and youth
- Implementation of health services, and the issues and challenges there-in
- RTE compliances and educational outcomes at the elementary level
- Learning achievement of students
- Community participation in school education
- Mapping out skills and competencies of youth
- Participation of youth in the development process
- Employment, migration and house hold level income
- Opportunities for convergence and collaboration to take the development agenda forward
- Documentation of good practices/stories of change
Keeping into the objectives of the study, both quantitative and qualitative techniques will be used for the proposed comprehensive baseline survey. Data will be collected from primary and secondary sources. Primary information will be collected through Scheduled questioner, key informant interviews and Focus group discussion; and secondary data will be collected from secondary sources.
The Universe and the Sample
The project is in operation in 165 targeted villages of 18 GPs, in 5 blocks of Malkangiri and Rayagada benefiting 2089 enrolled 1287 non–enrolled children and their families.
Based on the programme out reach, sample units will be selected both from the intervention (HH having sponsored child) and control (HH not having sponsored child) groups using appropriate research methodology for a comparative analysis of the impact, if any. Further, Panchayat Raj Institution, School, Youth/Children clubs, community members, relevant committees including SMC, PLCPC, BLCPC, DCPU, JJB, CWC, Child Line etc., and officials concerned will be taken into consideration as appropriate. The detailed sample design to be proposed for conducting the baseline effectively.
- Final Tools and techniques
- Report of the Baseline Study
- Consolidated Baseline database/Information in soft form
The assignment is expected to be completed within two months from the date of commissioning of the assignment, which will include desk review, field work, and report writing. It is expected that this work will begin on 1st October, 2018 and the field study should be completed in all respect by the end of October, 2018. The detailed work plan to be worked out for conducting the study effectively.
The consultant is expected to work out and submit the detailed budget (all inclusive) for conducting the proposed baseline study.
Qualification and Experience of the Consultant/team
The Consultant should have:
- Advanced degree in social sciences, development studies, education or relevant fields.
- Significant experience in evaluating education related projects. Knowledge of child rights and experience in evaluating programmes with children and vulnerable groups.
- Excellent writing and speaking skills in both Odisha and English
- The agency/consultant should preferably be based in Odisha
Ethics and Child Protection Statements
The agency/consultant must agree to abide by the child protection policy of CYSD and Childfund and related requirements.
Terms of Compensation
The payment will be as discussed and agreed to in terms of rates and schedules between the AMIED and the selected agency/consultant. Payment will be based on available budget from the donors.
Please submit a proposal that indicates the following:
- Proposed team members and relevant experience in mixed methods data collection, analysis, reporting (include CVs)
- Technical proposal should comprise of technical profile of agency demonstrated by evidences as also clarity of plans for deliverables with time schedule for each deliverable
- Proposed Budget for the Assignment
Application Date: Please send your application latest by 27th September 2018.
Shri Prafulla Kumar Maharana
Senior Programme Manager
Mathili, Malkangiri -764044
Odisha is endowed with rich natural resources and glorious cultural heritage. The long term stability in the Government over more than a decade in the State provides great opportunity for structural changes. A plethora of programmes and schemes have come out in recent years to address the issues of the poor and the vulnerable communities. However, the real and sustainable development of Odisha continues to remain elusive in spite of the economic growth rate of more than 6% during the last few years.
It is evident that, development challenges in Odisha are a ‘many hands problem’ and need a multi stakeholder approach. For too long the Government, the social sector and the private sector have been operating in isolation from each other with different priorities and agenda. Whilst it cannot be denied that the social sector and the private sector play a vital role in the growth and development of Odisha, there is a pressing need for this growth and development to be more inclusive and be an effective vehicle of development for all.
The Core Thematic Areas proposed for Discussion/Deliberation in the Conclave are:
- Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
- Food and Nutrition Security
- School Education
- Tribal Development
- Rain-fed Agriculture
- Employment and Migration
- Disaster and Climate Action
- Inclusive Governance and Social Accountability
- Social Exclusion and Inequality
- Forest and Natural Resource Management
- Water and River Ecology
- Democratizing Urban Governance
- Panchayati Raj
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
- University Community Linkage
- Child Rights
The proposed initiative would facilitate larger participation of different stakeholders in the development process, inform people about the innovations & best practices, and influence the policies and programmes so as to achieve the goals as reflected in the SDGs.
- Stimulating public debate and creating an informed discourse around Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 for Odisha;
- Articulation of a clear road map for addressing the development challenges;
- Building an effective Collaborative framework to reach the SDGs;
- Creation of an Institutional mechanism for follow-up;
- Devising an independent monitoring mechanism through the Odisha Development Report (beginning 2018).
Odisha Development Initiative will create opportunities for meaningful collaboration and synergy building among the Government, Civil Society Organizations, Corporate Houses, Research Institutions and Donor Communities to have dialogue on the developmental challenges and collectively agree upon a common agenda to strategically overcome those challenges in the State.
With globalization and economic liberalization in 1990s, and partial withdrawal of controls and licensing systems there was a boom in the economic growth of the country. This led to the increased momentum in industrial growth, making it possible for the companies to contribute more towards social responsibility. What started as charity is now understood and accepted as responsibility. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has highlighted “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large”
Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013 has given legal weighting and direction to CSR activities in India, by creating an opportunity for collaboration between the corporate houses, civil society organisations and the Government.
Odisha was among the first states of India to have published a CSR White paper in India. The eco- system is being enabled for companies to invest in and report on social activities. It has been mandatory for large companies to report on CSR projects undertaken and to disclose details including spending on these projects in their annual report. Since CSR is often termed as the third wave of development in India and is expected to have strong impact on the development of Odisha, it is deemed necessary to give attention to CSR and its upshots for the people of the state.
Inter-Agency Round-table on CSR
In the above context, the proposed Inter-Agency Round-table on CSR is expected to provide a platform to be informed, converse, debate and facilitate the complementary and aligned roles of these three constituencies i.e Government, corporate sector and civil society organisations.
The main objectives of the Inter-Agency Round table on CSR are thus:
- Creating a platform for collective informed reflection and action for effective implementation of CSR agenda;
- Building alliances between corporate entities, Civil Society Organisations and the Government for learning, sharing best practices and innovations;
This Roundtable is intended to bring together the stakeholders to buttress CSR for the last mile development of the state and cross fertilize the learning’s for the greater good of the people.
OUR FOCUS AREAS
Following a lifecycle approach, CYSD works intensively through focused welfare projects in four major areas – Sustainable Livelihoods, Participatory Governance, Climate Change & Disaster Response and Mitigation, and Advocating for Responsive State
Our programs serve a wide range of communities, from those living in remote rural villages to small towns to slums in major cities.
Voices from the Field
When you support our work, we make a promise: to share stories of the people transforming their lives because of you.
Forming Producer Group had been convenient for us. Earlier, we used to carry our produce individually to Narayanpatna and sell it at Rs. 18/- per kg plus it incurred us other expenses like transportation cost and buying some consumables. Now, with no extra expenses incurred we have a considerable amount at hand.
Now, we should think about sustenance and find out ways for financial independence. All of us are in support of our Group members and if required, we will also contribute. If these women are thinking so much about the village, then we together will make it possible. A little more support and guidance from CYSD, our group will take flight
Earlier we had no idea of market, whatever price the trader used to quote, we sold our products in same price. Now, we are learning to do business. Now, we don’t get cheated and check weighing process as well as negotiate price. We are also trying
It was the first time I cultivated this tuber in 2015 and the benefit I got from this crop was out of my expectation. This practice doesn’t require dependency on anybody for ploughing the land and I can do it without any help from anybody. Moreover, I didn’t know I can be a farmer without possessing any land.
I am a normal tribal man and now no longer have to migrate to earn my needs. I can now take care of my family by being with them. No do I have to borrow loans from anyone for agriculture purpose. All of these are possible, thanks to my daily wages from MGNREGS.
This is a new avenue for us and there is a lot to learn and achieve. As a group we have not realized any tangible gain as presently we are at a nascent stage. We have to give extra effort amidst all our personal engagement to make it a success.