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While action programme is our base, we are keen to sustain our
experience, ideas and vision to spread effectively. This core concept
has moulded us into initiating a ‘resource cell’ serving two broad
Collating field perspectives and local knowledge base and providing
professional and management inputs to PRAYATN’s pursuits;
Supporting the work of people’s organizations and institutions
facilitated by PRAYATN;
The resource cell encompasses a wide spectrum of knowledge pool with
experts in social activism, rural development and management, process
documentation, planning and research. The uniqueness of the cell is that
it serves as a conduit to synchronize theory and practice in order to
create innovative applications and sustainable element in any
intervention. Specifically the key activities of the unit include:
Providing support to development organizations in preparing materials
(learning tools/information kits) for use and wider dissemination;
Capacity building and training on perspective building, gender, issue
identification & formulation, issue consolidation & campaign plan,
networking and advocacy;
Contextual and situational analysis, inputs in programme planning,
implementation, review and assessment;
Project appraisal, monitoring, terminal evaluation and impact
Case studies and process documentation;
Research studies on policy implementation;
Network building, system formulation and management.
To study how far and how effectively the PCPNDT Act has been implemented
in the state of Rajasthan, comparing and contrasting the situation in
To understand the constraints that government officials are experiencing
in their attempts to execute the Act.
To identify the areas in which implementation of the Act is falling
short, and to help the authorities to remedy this situation.
To develop our understanding on emerging trends in child sex ratio and
on the perceptions and dynamics of female foeticide at various levels of
To pioneer debate and advocacy efforts regarding sex selective
To propose policy, administrative and community interventions to combat
To initiate effective implementation of the Act at policy level in
collaboration with the State Women's Commission.
Study on the Status and Effectiveness of PCPNDT Act in Rajasthan
The report is ready for dissemination.