KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Evaluation study of the performance of Farm Forestry Component under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Scheme in Chamarajanagar, Chitradurga, Dharwad, Gadag and Raichur districts of Karnataka in the period 2013-14 to 2015-16, Karnataka Evaluation Authority andDepartment of Rural Development and Panchayathi Raj (RDPR) (2016-17).
  • Evaluation of the Impact of the Joint Forest Planning and Management (JFPM) Programme in Karnataka, Karnataka Evaluation Authority (2017-18).
  • Impact of the Introduction of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) on Forest Dependent Communities living in Nagarhole National Park , BRT Wild Life Sanctuary and the Buffer Zone of the Bandipur National Park, Karnataka Forest Department, (2016-2018)
  • Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Young Adults in India: Identifying the Influence of Culture and Context Belief, Florida International University and Public Health Research Institute, (2014-2015)
  • Engendering Governance: Bridging the Gap between Policy and Practice - Action Research Project, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
    (2011-2012).
  • Livelihood Practices and Development Choices: Strategies for Achieving a Convergence in Forest Dependent Communities, Karnataka Forest Department (2010-2012).
  • Enhancing the Role of Women in Strengthening Democracy - United Nations Democracy Fund and Centre for Social Research,
    New Delhi (2009-2010).
  • Management of Common Property Resources among Indigenous Communities in Canada: Achieving a Convergence between
    Policy and Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    - Canadian Studies Faculty Research Fellowship, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (2007).
  • Equity in Education: Gender and Primary Education in a Forest Region - Senior Research Fellowship, Indian Council for Social Science Research (2005-2007).
  • Building Capacities of Rural Communities through People‚Äôs Institutions: Self-Help Group as a Channel for Infrastructure Development and Economic Empowerment (in collaboration with Karim Aly-Kassam of the University of Calgary, Canada)-Shastri Applied Research Project, Canadian International Development Agency and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (2003-2006).
  • India Eco-development Project - Karnataka Forest Department (2001-2003).
  • Empowering Women through Forestry: The Role of Indigenous Women in Forestry Development Programmes (in collaboration with
    Karim Aly-Kassam of the University of Calgary, Canada)-CIDA-Shastri Partnership Project, Canadian International Development Agency and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (1999-2001).
  • An Evaluation of the Functioning of Ashram Schools - A Comparative Study of Karnataka and Orissa (in collaboration with D.K. Behera of Sambalpur University, Orissa)-Ministry of Welfare, Government of India(1997-1999).