Resource Centre for Panchayat Training and Democratic Processes
Nirmala Buch , Rukmini Rao
SIDA supported in 1997 a three year project of Resource Centre for panchayat training and democratic process in Himachal Pradesh implemented by SUTRA, a local NGO. The project sought to support these women through community groups of Panchayat mandalis. These were also to develop mechanisms for transparency in panchayats and to enhance community participation in development programmes and capabilities to work for social justice. An end project evaluation was made to address the continued relevance of the project, the project output and expected end results, effectiveness of the approach, efficiency of project management, early signs of potential impact, sustainability of results and contribution to capacity development. It was based on study, field visits and interviews of community members.