Transforming the lives of women through productivity improvements in small ruminants

Speaker: Priyanka Dubey, research associate, 3ie
ChairRadhika Menon, senior policy and advocacy officer,3ie
Discussants: Rubab Azam, programme officer, training and policy outreach, Aga Khan Foundation, New Delhi; and
Laili Irani, senior monitoring and evaluation specialist, Population Council, New Delhi 

Date: 29 June 2018
Time: 3.00pm-5.00pm
Venue: Seminar Hall 3, Kamala Devi Complex, India International Centre, New Delhi

Project Mesha is a community-based programme that aims to improve the quality of life of landless and marginal farming households in four blocks of Muzzaffarpur district in Bihar by developing the potential of goat farming. Seventy per cent of landless households supplement their livelihood through goat rearing. This programme benefits the women who rear them and their animals. 3ie conducted a formative evaluation study in collaboration with the Aga Khan Foundation, the implementing organisation, to gain a contextual understanding of goat rearing, management practices and the associated demand and supply constraints that helped inform better implementation of the project. Priyanka Dubey will discuss major findings from the study and how it helped develop the output and outcome indicators that could be tracked at baseline, midline and endline, of an impact evaluation.

About the speaker

Priyanka Dubey is a research associate at 3ie. She supports the ongoing research around the National Rural Livelihood Mission Programme of the government of India. Prior to this, she worked with the Bihar Innovation Lab as a programme officer, coordinating government engagement, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. She has also worked on capacity building of Bihar state government officials on creative problem solving. Priyanka holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Mumbai. Her area of research interest is public health.


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