Our institutions are essentially engaged in development consulting and research.
Our main activities are base-line studies, evaluation, monitoring, impact assessment studies and policy studies to support the programmes and projects of the Government of India.
SEDEM has taken up only one private sector assignment for Tata Power Company which had substantial economic, rural and social development contents and SEDEM was selected by Tata’s US business partners, Synergic PLC in 2001.
Track record: Both institutions have impeccable track record of high quality work and actionable feedback to clients. In fact, both SEDEM and Meristem are know for developing appropriate and cost effective methodology, proper control over fieldwork, proper and in-depth analysis of data, presentation of data, facts and reports.
Since inception, the two institutions have completed around 150+ similar studies as required by various Ministries of GoI. The nature of the 97 assignments completed in the last five calendar years is given in the following table.
TYPE OF RESEARCH STUDIES CONDUCTED [PAST 10 YEARS ONLY]
|Type of studies||Numbers [%]|
|Evaluation and impact assessment studies||60 [62%]|
|Concurrent evaluation/monitoring of large projects||7 [7%]|
|Exploratory research for policy support and Policy studies||30 [31%]|