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    Research Projects Completed by IDA

    1. "Women and Governance: Women in Local Bodies" in collaboration with the Asmita Resource Centre for Women, Hyderabad, and the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

    2. “Women Workers in the Ambathur Industrial Belt of Chennai ” in collaboration with Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai. The Department of Women and Child Development, Government of India sponsored the study.

    3. “The Costs of Work: Social Transformation and Perception of Health in a Region in Transition” sponsored by CEHAT, Mumbai.

    4. “The Transitional Process of a Cauvery Delta Village”. Funded by the Kerala Research Programme on Local Level Development (KRPLLD), Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram.

    5. “The Dynamics of Rural Transformation in Tamil Nadu” Funded by KRPLLD, CDS, Thiruvananthapuram.

    6. “Wage Determination Process and the Functioning of the Labour Market in Tamilnadu”. Funded by the V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, Ministry of Labour, New Delhi.

    7. “Child labour in Thiruppur Knitwear Cluster”, Study funded by V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, New Delhi.

    8. “Masculinity and Domestic Violence in Tamilnadu”, Sponsored by International Centre for Research on Women, Washington D.C. (2002)

    9. “Child Labour in Chrompet Leather Manufacturing Cluster, Tamilnadu” Funded by V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, Delhi. (2001)

    10. An Evaluation of National Child Labour Programme in Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu. For Government of India, (2001)

    11. An Evaluation of National Child Labour Programme in Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu. For Government of India. (2001)

    12. An Evaluation of National Child Labour Programme in Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu. For Government of India (2001)

    13. An Evaluation of National Child Labour Programme in Pudukottai District, Tamil Nadu, For Government of India (2001)

    14. An Evaluation of National Child Labour Programme in Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, For Government of India. (2001)

    15. “The Weft and the Warp of Public Education: A Tale of Two Primary Schools and the DPEP in Tamilnadu,” Funded by Educational Resource Unit, New Delhi and Dept. of Education, MHRD, GOI & European Commission Education Project Office, New Delhi.

    16. “A Study on the Socio-Economic Conditions of Adhivasis in Tamil Nadu”, Sponsored by Tribal Network, Tamilnadu. (2002)

    17. “A Critical Policy and Institutional Analysis of Environmental Policies of Water User Organisations and Regulating Agencies,” Sponsored by Water Resources Organisation (PWD), Government of Tamil Nadu. (2003)

    18. “A Study of the Problems of Small Salt Producers in Tamil Nadu”, Sponsored by International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD), Regional Office, New Delhi.

    19. `Customary Rights and their Relation to Modern Tank Management in Tamilnadu’, Development Centre for Alternative Policies, New Delhi.

    20. `Liberalisation, Gender and Livelihoods: the cashew-nut case’, a collaborative research project of Institute of Development Alternatives (Chennai), International Institute for Environment and Development (London) Madras Institute of Development Studies (Chennai) and Centre for Development Studies (Trivandrum)

    21. `Power in Global Value Chains: Implications for Employment and Livelihoods in the Cashew Nut Industry in India’, a collaborative research project of Institute of Development Alternatives (Chennai), International Institute for Environment and Development (London) Madras Institute of Development Studies (Chennai) and Centre for Development Studies (Trivandrum)

    22. `Understanding Persistent Poverty in India’, HIVOS, Bangalore.

    23. `Gender Budgeting of Tamilnadu’s Midday meal Scheme’, UNIFEM, New Delhi.

    24. `Livelihood Assessment Report – Tamil Nadu’, TNEPR Project, Tamilnadu Corporation for Development of Women, Chennai. (2004)

    25. Status Report on the Health and Sanitary Conditions in Primary and Middle Schools in Tamilnadu for UNICEF. (2004)

    26. `Trading Framework of Salt in South India’, The Micronutrient Initiative (MI), IDRC.

    27. ‘Universal Iodization Programme” funded by Indian Coalition for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD), through All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

    28. ‘Understanding WTO – A Media Toolkit’ PANOS South Asia.

    29. ‘Understanding WTO – A Media Toolkit’ PANOS South Asia. – Tamil Version

    30. ‘Understanding WTO – A Media Toolkit’ PANOS South Asia – Telugu Verrsion

    31. ‘Understanding WTO – A Media Toolkit’ PANOS South Asia. – Malayalam Version

    32. ‘Understanding WTO – A Media Toolkit’ PANOS South Asia – Kannada Version

    33. ‘Globalisation and the Social Sector: A View from a frontline State (Tamil Nadui), for National Foundation for India, New Delhi.

    34. ‘Evaluation of the National Child Labour Project (NCLP)– State Level Report for Tamil Nadu, V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, New Delhi. (2008)

    35. ‘Evaluation of the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) – District Level Report for Chennai, Tamil Nadu, V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, New Delhi. (2008)

    36. “Evaluation of the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) - District Level Report for Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, New Delhi. (2008)

    37. Evaluation of the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) - District Level Report for Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, New Delhi. (2008).

    38. Evaluation of the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) - District Level Report Salem, Tamil Nadu, V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, New Delhi. (2008).

    39. ‘Textile Sector in India and China’ JETRO-IDE & IDA joint project

    40. ‘Status Report of Salt Production in India’, GAIN, New Delhi.

    41. ‘Structure and Functioning of Salt Cooperatives in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu,’, GAIN, 2010.

    42. Evaluation of the Rural Business Hub initiated by Auroville Foundation for the Ministry of Panchati Raj through Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India.

    43. Situation Analysis and Action Plan for addressing the issues of migrant children in the construction sector in Chennai, Tamilnadu for the Labour Deprtment, Government of Tamilnadu

    44. Situation Analysis and Action Plan for addressing the issues of migrant children in Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram Districts, Tamilnadu for the Labour Deprtment, Government of Tamilnadu