Livelihoods & Governance

One of the key sectors for Sutra is livelihood improvement projects for the rural poor. Our services include research studies, designing strategies for livelihood improvement including forest based livelihood, policy studies related to tribal land, JFM and forest rights, research on forest based micro-enterprises, NTFP, eco-tourism, medicinal plants, design of livelihood models, framework for monitoring of livelihood improvement projects. Sutra undertakes research and implementation related to social concerns while governance has been a major area of focus. Key services include Participative Assessment of Panchayats, Assessment of service delivery mechanisms for projects related to Institutional assessment for mitigating poverty reduction projects, health and education with governance being the key are of concern.