Research, Monitoring & Evaluation

Research, Monitoring & Evaluation

Independent Thought undertakes a wide range of research work which includes mapping of children in need of care and protection, conducting situation analysis, baseline studies, tool preparation, data collection and analysis,etc We have carried out strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation for many organizations which includes conducting end line evaluations, need assessment studies and preparing future strategies.

Mapping, Baseline, Situational Analysis

Sr.NoYearType of StudyThemeParticularsFundersGeographical Area
12009-2010Baseline StudyHuman rightsTool Preparation, testing and finalization for a baseline study on living conditions of families living on Banks of GangaPlan India and Shambhunath Research FoundationVaranasi, Uttar Pradesh
22009-2010Baseline StudyVolunteeringAssessment and Empanelment of NGOs based in DelhiJoining HandsUttar Pradesh and Rajasthan
32009 – 2010Data Collection and trainingChild ProtectionHandholding support was provided for data collection on child protection issues. We also undertook the training of field researchers and provided guidance to the research team for data collection and compilation throughout the duration of the study.CHILDLINE India FoundationDelhi
42009-2010Baseline StudyChild ProtectionTool Preparation, testing and finalization for a National level study in 10 States of India on the Status of Child ProtectionChildline India FoundationIndia(10 States)
52009-2010Baseline StudyChild ProtectionConducted a National level Study in Uttar Pradesh on “Status of Child Protection in the State” before the launch of ICPSGOI through CIFUttar Pradesh
62010-2011AnalysisGirls, Child ProtectionPrimary Data Collection and Analysis using SPSS for Project International Girls Count Initiative, a comparative international study on Girl Child ProtectionHAQ Centre for Child Rights & The International Development Law Organization (IDLO)India (7 States)
72010-2011Baseline  StudyGenderCompilation and analysis of baseline data on “Community Development with focus on Women & Child Rights and Livelihood SecurityAsha Deep FoundationGhaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
82011-2012Baseline  StudyHuman rightsResearch Design, Tools preparation, compilation of data and report writing for a
Study on Human Rights Intervention in 50 villages of 3 conflict affected blocks of J&K
IGSSS and WelthungerilfeSrinagar
92011-2012Situational AnalysisChild ProtectionUndertook study in Situational Analysis for recommending Restructuring Plan and Future Strategies for Child Protection in DelhiCIFDelhi
102012 -2013Mapping StudyChild ProtectionConducted 3 month study to indentify Children in Need of Care and Protection and Juveniles in Conflict/Contact of LawsPlan IndiaDelhi
112013-2014AnalysisEarly Childhood Care & DevelopmentConducted Young Child Vulnerability Analysis under ECCD program in 3 States and Prepared a strategy paperPlan IndiaDelhi, Odisha and Rajasthan
122013 -2014Situational AnalysisEarly Childhood Care & DevelopmentConducted the Pre Launch Study for PDP to understand Childcare Standards, Parenting Patterns and Factors Affecting Parenting needs of Young ChildrenMobile CrechesTrilokpuri, Delhi
132013 -2014Situational AnalysisEarly Childhood Care & DevelopmentConducted the Pre Launch Study for PDP to understand Childcare Standards, Parenting Patterns and Factors Affecting Parenting needs of Young ChildrenMobile CrechesSeemapuri and Khanpur Slums, Delhi
142013 -2014Situational AnalysisEarly Childhood Care & DevelopmentConducted the Pre Launch Study for PDP to understand Childcare Standards, Parenting Patterns and Factors Affecting Parenting needs of Young ChildrenUrmulRajasthan
152013 -2014Situational AnalysisGender, girl childConducted a study of the living conditions of adolescent girls on health, education and protection in 55 urban slums of 11 districts of DelhiDCPCRNew Delhi
162013 -2014Situational AnalysisGenderFacilitation of a team of 15 Research Investigators and Transcription of field qualitative data to assess the situation of poor working women in the slums of DelhiCareDelhi
172013-2014Baseline  StudyGenderConducted Study using the GEM scale for understanding the prevailing nature and forms of gender related violence and notions of masculinity in 40 villages of 2 blocksSave the ChildrenSitamarhi, Bihar
182013-2014AnalysisICPS, child protectionStatus of children in Gautam Budh Nagar as per ICPSDistrict Child Protection UnitUttar Pradesh
192014-2015Baseline  StudyChild Protection in Civil Conflicted AreasConducted the study for EU Funded Project designed to build the capacities of local community-based groups in Conflict Affected Districts of J&KSave the ChildrenJammu and Kashmir
202015 -2016AnalysisSocial security, child rightsAnalytical Report of Childhood Poverty Vulnerability Mapping (CPVM) Study in 26 Slums of North East and South East DelhiSave the ChildrenDelhi
212015 -2016AnalysisChild labourAnalytical Report on Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) Study on Child Labour and Education  in 6 Slums of North East and South East DelhiSave the ChildrenDelhi
222018AssessmentCCIs, Homes under JJ ActCarried out the Mapping & Review assessment of all Child Care Institutions under the JJ Act & Other Homes in the country as per the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme to the MCWDChildline India Foundation and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)India (All States)
232018Baseline StudyICPS, child protectionConducted a District Need Assessment Study on 2 districts of Nagaland – Dimapur and Wokha to understand the implementation of ICPS and child protection issues faced by children.Teth Alliance, NagalandNagaland


Mid-term, Assessment and Monitoring

Sr.NoYearType of StudyThemeParticularsFundersGeographical Area
12011-2012Mid Term EvaluationRight to Education and Sustainable DevelopmentConducted Mid Term Evaluation of Project ‘Right to Education and Sustainable Development’DEEP supported by NEG, FIREWest Champaran ,Bihar
22011-2012Need Assessment StudyJJ ActConducted a Need Assessment Study and Evaluation of JJ ActRailway ChildrenJabalpur and Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh
32011-2012Mid Term EvaluationEducationConducted Mid Term Evaluation of the Project ‘Right to Education and Inclusive developmentSugam Jagriti OrganisationJahanabad, Bihar
42013-2014Project Evaluation and Pre Funding AssessmentChild RightsProject Evaluation and Pre-funding Assessment for Centre for Child and the Law ,National Law School India UniversitySir Dorabjee Tata TrustBangalore
52014-2015Mid Term EvaluationTraffickingMid Term Evaluation of UNICEF Project “Prevention of Girls from TraffickingUNICEFChhattisgarh
62011 onwardsMid Term AssessmentEnvironmentTo undertake assessment of lead affected areas of India for Pure Earth. Till date 48 sites have been assessed by iThought.Pure EarthIndia


End line and Evaluation

Sr.NoYearType of StudyThemeParticularsFundersGeographical Area
12010-2011End Line EvaluationEducationConducted End Line Evaluation of the project Asha Deep Foundation Project ‘PEACE’ on impact of Gali School Education ProgrammeAsha Deep FoundationBangalore , Delhi
22012-2013Evaluation ConsultancyChild ProtectionEvaluation Consultant for Children in Difficult Circumstances programme for 3 projectsPlan IndiaDelhi, U.P, M.P and Rajasthan
32014-2015End Line EvaluationChild RightsConducted an End Line Evaluation of the project ‘Children’s Alliance for Realization of Child RightsSave the ChildrenBihar and Odisha
42013-2014EvaluationDomestic ViolenceConducted evaluation of cases in Sec 498A to recommend future strategies for Project Domestic Violence- Prosecution or Persecution ‘to highlight the vulnerabilities/gaps exist in delivering justice to Victims of domestic abuseOxfamGujarat
52013-2014Evaluation Consultancy‘Sports for DevelopmentReview and Evaluation of Project ‘Sports for Development’Magic BusDelhi
62015-2016EvaluationTraffickingTo document and analyze the UNICEF intervention on Prevention of Girls from Trafficking from Jashpur, Chhattisgarh by understanding human trafficking dimensions from the source to destination through multi stakeholder engagementsUNICEFJashpur, Chhattisgarh
72018End Line EvaluationStreet ChildrenConducted an end line assessment of 9  Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives centers across DelhiSalaam Baalak TrustDelhi
82018Analysis and secondary reviewChild rights, law and protectionUndertaking an analysis of the impact of the circulars issued by chief functionaries at the state and District level across IndiaChildline India FoundationDelhi


Strategic Planning

Sr . NoYearType of StudyThemeParticularsFundersGeographical Area
12013-2014Organisational StudyChild Rights and Child ProtectionFormulation of Long Term Organisational Strategy on Child Rights with special emphasis on Right to Protection and Advocacy strategyPLAN and UrmulRajasthan
22018Strategic PlanningChild protectionDevelopment of a Child Protection Risk assessment tool for care givers by conducting  desk  review  and assessmentSOS Children’s VillageSoS Intervention States in India


Advisory Services

Sr.NoYearType of SolutionsThemeParticularsFundersGeographical Area
12010-2011Advisory ServicesInitiating Pilot ProjectProgramme strategy inputs provided on the Pilot Project with Social Workers and SJPUs of Delhi PoliceRailway ChildrenDelhi
22012-2013Advisory ServicesChild ProtectionProvided Advisory services and support for the development of organizational Child Protection PolicyDream a DreamBangalore
32018Advisory ServicesChild ProtectionCreated a State Report Card Framework to understand the situation of child protection in the StateChildline India FoundationDelhi