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Community Contribution

Involving Damodar Mahila Mandal Sangh (DMMS)- The Federation in SRI Promotion


Describe The Approaches Utilized To Measure / Assess This KM Initiative: 

The methodology utilized to measure the KM initiative was focused group discussion, self reflection, on field monitoring, peer review, analysis from empirical evidence etc.


Rural development and livelihood promotion

What Do You Think Are The Main Unanswered Questions Or Challenges Related To This Field Of Work?: 

The community leaders not able to read and write is a major concern to impart knowledge.

What Was The Purpose Or Motivation For Assessing This KM Initiative?: 

The purpose was to know how better the initiative served as compared to earlier initiative.

What Were The Most Important Lessons Learned About The Assessment Process?: 

Focussed group discussion as well as self reflection and on field monitoring were highly useful.

What Would You Do Differently Next Time?: 

Next time we would give emphasis to on field monitoring more.

Describe The KM Initiative: 

It was on agricultural development context. The objective was to involve the community and community based organization to in livelihood planning, implementation and mointoring for SRI programme. 

What Advice Would You Give To Others Based On Your Experience?: 

Involving community in planning, implementation and monitoring would give better result in development initiative. 




This case was submitted as part of the KM Impact Challenge in 2011. The challenge was sponsored by USAID's Knowledge-Driven Microenterprise Development project, as a key part of the project’s Assessing & Learning component, which sought to improve the understanding of how investing in learning can increase and extend the overall impact of USAID's development efforts.

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