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Social Marketing : Behaviour change for safe water solutions

Social Marketing : Behaviour change for safe water solutions

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 76    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The Social Marketing toolkit explores how we can institute behavioural change in communities that allows for a more sustainable change in their habits with regards to uptake of safe water practices. This toolkit includes learnings from Antenna Foundation’s Safe Water program which was pioneered by Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA), part of the Development Alternatives Group. TARA  has a rich experience in demonstrating the potential of several solutions for the Base of Pyramid markets in the safe water space.

Land Remediation for Achieving

Land Remediation for Achieving

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 16    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Development Alternatives has initiated several interventions for land remediation in the semi-arid, erratic rainfall prone and economically backward Bundelkhand region in Madhya Pradesh. This report encapsulates the costs and benefits of the implemented programmes by applying an extended Economics of Land Degradation methodology in three districts of – Datia, Shivpuri and Niwari, of the region. The findings reflect the land use changes in the districts. Major improvements in agriculture were reported.

Economics of Land Degradation: Evaluating the Impact of Land Remediation through the Lenses of Natural Capital and SDGs in the Bundelkhand Region in Madhya Pradesh, India

Economics of Land Degradation: Evaluating the Impact of Land Remediation through the Lenses of Natural Capital and SDGs in the Bundelkhand Region in Madhya Pradesh, India

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 111    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This report encapsulates the costs and benefits of the programmes implemented by Development Alternatives by applying ELD methodology in three districts of Bundelkhand. The assessments looked into natural, social and human capital based on multiple indicators. The report highlights the differences in performances of different forms of capitals across intervention and control villages for the selected time period (2013- 2018). The findings reflected that land use changes have taken place in the study area during this period. Major improvements in agriculture were reported. 

Mainstreaming Material Flow Assessment to Enhance Resource Efficiency of Construction Sector in India

Mainstreaming Material Flow Assessment to Enhance Resource Efficiency of Construction Sector in India

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 14    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This policy brief is based on a study on Analysing Resource Flows in Indian Cities (with a focus on the Construction Sector), undertaken as part of European Union’s Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI) in India. The policy brief focuses on resource flows in the construction sector in two cities – Ahmedabad and Bhubaneswar and points to possible actions that may be taken at the city level for reducing virgin resources consumed by the sector through utilisation of secondary resources. In this brief priority areas for policy-action at the city level have been identified for resource efficiency of the construction sector.

Work 4 Progress Quarterly Bulletin (September 2020)

Work 4 Progress Quarterly Bulletin (September 2020)

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 14    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The Work 4 Progress (W4P) programme of Development Alternatives and “la Caixa” Foundation aims to provide decent work opportunities for youth and women in three developing countries.  In India, W4P provides enterprise development opportunities for youth and women in two regions – Bundelkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh. W4P’s September bulletin, ‘Jobs We Want - Entrepreneurship for Resilience’, talks about the role of community led institutions in coming up with relevant solutions and value of digital platforms in maintaining information flows. Each article has been inspired by stories of resilience which continue to provide us with narratives of “people led action”. These narratives uncover ways in which local leaders, entrepreneurs and community members are stepping up for the Jobs We Make.

Resources Flows in Indian Cities : City Profile of the Construction Sector in Ahmedabad

Resources Flows in Indian Cities : City Profile of the Construction Sector in Ahmedabad

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 68    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The report encapsulates the findings of Material Flow Analysis of the housing sector in Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and its environmental footprint (CO2 emissions- equivalent) and identifies the measures that can be undertaken to enhance resource efficiency and utilisation of secondary raw materials. This report is part of the European Union’s Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI) for India and aims to support India in the implementation of the United Nations Global Sustainable Consumption and Production agenda by way of adapting international standards and best practices on resource efficiency and fostering the sustainable use of resources.

Resources Flows in Indian Cities : City Profile of the Construction Sector in Bhubaneswar

Resources Flows in Indian Cities : City Profile of the Construction Sector in Bhubaneswar

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 62    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The report encapsulates the findings of Material Flow Analysis of the housing sector in Bhubaneswar (Odisha) and its environmental footprint (CO2 emissions- equivalent) and identifies the measures that can be undertaken to enhance resource efficiency and utilisation of secondary raw materials towards a circular economy. This report is part of the European Union’s Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI) for India and aims to support India in the implementation of the United Nations Global Sustainable Consumption and Production agenda by way of adapting international standards and best practices on resource efficiency and fostering the sustainable use of resources.

Greening India

Greening India's Economic Recovery Package

Author: Development Alternatives, PAGE India Programme, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)    Pages: 15    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Ever since countries began to feel the economic impact of COVID-19, an active discussion has started, within and among United Nations, development partners and in particular European countries, on using national stimulus packages as a means to put economies on a greener track. A discussion around these key questions was organised jointly by Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE - a 5 UN Agencies’ collaboration of UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO, UNITAR and ILO); Development Alternatives Group as the Green Economy Coalition Hub in India and Climate Policy Initiative on 06 July 2020. This brief evaluates the stimulus package that was introduced in response to the financial crisis caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in India. It provides suggestions relevant for greening the recovery from the crisis. It also lays emphasis on the implementation of sufficiently large, timely and properly designed green stimulus measures which can generate economic growth, create jobs and bring about environmental benefits. Nonetheless, there are trade-offs between social, economic, environmental policy objectives, which draws attention to the need for proper policy design.

Promotion of Countermeasures Against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India

Promotion of Countermeasures Against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 0    Price: NA    ISBN No: NA   

This report encapsulates The implementation of the project, Promotion of Countermeasures against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India, by Development Alternatives with the support from UNEP in two cities – Haridwar and Prayagraj. The project aimed at reducing the usage of plastic and its disposal in river Ganga, through various awareness campaigns, clean-up drives and capacity building programs. It also aims to build a common platform where different stakeholders can join hands to initiate measures to remove plastic from the river.

Chalking Out Emerging identities - bringing to light the torchbearers

Chalking Out Emerging identities - bringing to light the torchbearers

Author: Parul Goel    Pages: 28    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This compendium encapsulates the stories of the instructors and Sahelis, attempting to bring to light the real torchbearers of the TARA Akshar+ programme. TARA Akshar+, an ICT based literacy programme designed and developed by the Development Alternatives Group, has emerged as an alternative solution for addressing the problem of illiteracy in India, in a fast and effective manner. The instructors and Sahelis are the ones who have been imparting functional literacy and numeracy to women across eight states for over a decade.

Chalking Out Emerging identities - tracing journeys of the frontrunners

Chalking Out Emerging identities - tracing journeys of the frontrunners

Author: Parul Goel    Pages: 48    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This compendium encapsulates the stories of women who have emerged as frontrunners in their journey from literacy to self-reliance. This is outcome of TARA Akshar+, an initiative of Development Alternatives (DA) Group). It is an ICT based program which aims to promote functional literacy among women. TARA Akshar+ program has been running across eight states in India for over a decade.

Dream To Lead

Dream To Lead

Author: Anisha Gupta    Pages: 48    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This compendium showcases stories of Adolescent Girls and Boys of Jhabua who have been able to secure their future by getting linked to livelihood opportunities. This is an outcome of a project titled ‘Linking Adolescent Girls and Boys of Jhabua to Livelihood through Skill Enhancement for Better Future’, funded by UNICEF, Madhya Pradesh, to work with the adolescents and youths in Jhabua to improve their decision making ability and help them to realise their potential of working in different fields, from October 2018 to December 2019. 

 Systemic Conditions Required for Local Green Enterprises to Flourish in India

Systemic Conditions Required for Local Green Enterprises to Flourish in India

Author: Stella George    Pages: 24    Price: N/A    ISBN No: 978-81-87395-75-1   

The Green Economy Coalition (GEC) held it's Global Annual Meeting from 4 – 6 February 2020 in New Delhi, India on the theme of “Local Green Enterprises: Building Movements of MSMEs within India’s Transition to an Inclusive Green Economy”. Participants absorbed the elements for enabling an ecosystem for Local Green Enterprises in India. This document captures the essence of dialogues held on the third day of the Annual Meeting in three different round table discussions touching upon the following key areas:

  1. Financing Local Green Enterprises (LGEs)
  2. Sustainable Procurement of Local Green Enterprises (LGEs)
  3. Triple Bottom Line Impact of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

Gandhian Thought and Contemporary Need (Day II, GEC Global Annual Meeting 2020)

Gandhian Thought and Contemporary Need (Day II, GEC Global Annual Meeting 2020)

Author: Anshul Bhamra, Stella George    Pages: 12    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The Green Economy Coalition conducted its Global Annual Meeting
2020 in Delhi, India on the theme of Local Green Enterprises: Building
Movements of MSMEs within India’s Transition to an Inclusive Green
Economy. Participants absorbed the “diversity” of green enterprises in varied
sectors and contexts. This document takes essence from the discussions that
took place on the second day of the Annual Meeting. It touches upon three
key areas: 
a. Entrepreneurship from the lens of Gandhi’s Gram Swaraj
b. Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building through aggregators and meso players
c. Understanding from the perspectives of an entrepreneur

GEC Global Meeting 2020 REPORT

GEC Global Meeting 2020 REPORT

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 34    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This document is the first in the series launch of the Green Economy Coalition Global Annual Meeting held from 4-6 February 2020 at New Delhi. The document synthesises key takeaways from discussions on all three days. Day I focused on the scope and potential of green MSMEs in building green and inclusive economies in the world. On Day II Local Green Entrepreneurs (LGEs) shared stories of transformation and built solidarity while reflecting upon the scope, opportunities and challenges of LGEs in India. In the discussions on Day III, participants worked towards identifying what has been done, what needs urgent attention and who will need to steer and play roles in taking these actions forward.

Triple Bottom Line Impact of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

Triple Bottom Line Impact of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 10    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

With increase in economic activity leading to environmental degradation and adverse social impacts, it is nearly impossible for public agencies to single-handedly take up the task of mitigating and addressing these changes. Collaborations among the government, private sector and other civil society organisations is a pressing need. This should begin with the businesses being able to measure and track the effects of their own activities on the people and the planet. Through this paper, the authors aim to bring about the need and importance of frameworks especially the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Approach of measuring the economic (beyond financial), social and environmental impacts. This should be the norm for the smallest enterprise as put together these micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have a larger impact than big corporates and multinationals.



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