Ongoing Projects at GRAAM (October - December 2020)
Ongoing research at GRAAM for the months of October - December 2020 includes the NHSRC study, the impact evaluation of PMKVY and CMKKY and the Skill Gap Study.
NHSRC Health and Wellness Centre (HWC) assessment
National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC), under the Ministry of Health, Government of India employed GRAAM for the assessment of Health and Wellness Centres across the country. Some of the objectives of the study includes: Review the adequacy and quality of key processes and inputs for operationalising the HWC; Assess improvements in outputs since HWC operationalization; Assess the monitoring and review mechanisms of the state including quality of service delivery reporting for HWC operationalization; Assess the extent of community outreach and community connection of HWCs, keeping with the requirements of the People-Centred Healthcare paradigm and Assess the status of service delivery of primary health care services (including COVID-19 and non-COVID essential services) during pandemic period and document adaptations (access to services, availability of CHO at the centre) undertaken.
Impact Evaluation of CMKKY and PMKVY in Selected Districts of Karnataka
Karnataka Skill Development Corporation has engaged GRAAM to carry out an impact evaluation of CMKKY and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in Selected Districts of Karnataka. The study majorly focuses on the impact of the schemes on youth, and availability of skilled workers in the study area. These Skill Certification Schemes are aimed to enable and mobilize a large number of Indian youth to take up skill training and become employable and earn their livelihood.
PMKVY, was launched on 15 July, 2015, on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day. PMKVY is implemented by National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) under the guidance of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). It is the flagship outcome-based Skill Training Scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The CMKKY was announced during 2016-17 states budget speech. Department of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood (SDEL) was created to run this scheme.
CMKKVY, likewise, aims to create 5 lakh skilled youth annually, with 2.50 lakh during five years of tenure with the support of various government departments and government bodies. Major component of the scheme includes, skill training, employment, entrepreneurship, livelihood and apprenticeship.
The study will be conducted in the six districts of Karnataka (Raichur, Yadgir, Dharwad, Shivomagga, Dakshina Kannada and Ramanagar).
Skill Gap Study in the Selected Districts of Karnataka
Karnataka has an opportunity of achieving faster economic growth due to favourable demographic dividend, by promoting Skill Development of the general working population and youth in particular. Skill Development is imperative for Karnataka at the moment as the state aspires to be the choice of destination for the Skilled Human Capital. However, there is a huge gap between the ‘Skill Acquired’ and the ‘Skill Required’. One of the major suggestions in the Karnataka Skill Vision Document 2025 is to have proper information on the Labour Market Situation at the District level. At present, we do not have a major comprehensive study done at the district level for understanding the skill gap. Hence, GRAAM has been engaged to take up such a study by Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC) in three districts – Raichur, Yadgir, and Ramanagara as a pilot initiative. This study will pave the way for taking up similar and larger studies covering each of the districts. Results and estimates of this study will also give scientific evidence to the department for planning future skill development initiatives.