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Dr. Ananya Samajdar

Deputy Director - Research

Dr. Ananya Samajdar is Deputy Director for research at GRAAM. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the National University of Singapore. Along with heading the research team, she has handled studies for WHO, NHSRC, Karnataka Evaluation Authority, and UNICEF. In her previous job at TISS, she has worked with MHRD on higher education and academic leadership projects and with Coal India on influencing their CSR activities.


Her other interests include singing and listening to Hindustani Classical Music (vocal).

 

Project Handled

# Name of the Project Assignment Partner Thematic Area Project Type Assignment Period
1 Demand Side Assessment of Primary Health Care in Assam World Health Organisation Public Health Development Research Sep 2019

Jun 2020
2 Outsourcing Formulation of Policy Options and Legal Implications for Enabling Prescription and Dispensing by Mid-Level Health Workers and Nurses for Primary Health Care in India. World Health Organisation Public Health Development Research Jun 2019

Dec 2019
3 Evaluation of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) in Karnataka Karnataka Evaluation Authority (KEA) Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Jan 2019

Mar 2020
4 Midline Evaluation of Prerepana Project NR Foundation,SVYM Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Dec 2018

Mar 2019
5 Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Skill Development Program for Less Privileged Youth under Titan’s Corporate Social Responsibility Titan Comany Limited Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Aug 2018

Mar 2019
6 Research & Strategic Consultation for the Establishment of NR Foundation’s PwD Skill and Employment Facilitation Centre NR Foundation Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Strategic Consultation Aug 2018

Dec 2018
7 NISHTHA: Transforming Comprehensive Healthcare in India Jhpiego Public Health Community Consultation Dec 2020

Mar 2023
8 Impact Evaluation of MyQuest Programme in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat QUEST Alliance Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Sep 2021

Nov 2022
9 Developing a Roadmap of Social Enterprise Ecosystem as a Precursor for a viable Social Stock Exchange in India NABARD Governance and Democratization Strategic Consultation Jun 2019

Jun 2020
10 Development of State of the 21st Century Skills Sector Report UNICEF Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Development Research Oct 2021

Feb 2022
11 A Study of Tribal Livelihood, Karnataka National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Indigenous Community Development Development Research Mar 2022

Dec 2022
12 Assessment of the Implementation of Ayushmaan Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWC) in India National Health System Resource Centre (NHSRC) Public Health Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Oct 2020

Jun 2021
13 To support case-study on Civil-society Participation in India’s Pandemic Response World Health Organisation Public Health Development Research Sep 2022

Feb 2023
14 A study on inclusion of vulnerable sections in the MGNREGA of Karnataka Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Government of Karnataka Indigenous Community Development Development Research Oct 2022

May 2023
15 Rapid policy assessment and analysis to identify gaps that need interventions for integrated NCD service delivery World Health Organisation Public Health Development Research Oct 2022

Dec 2022
16 India Human Development Survey (IHDS) 2022-23 National Council of Applied Economic Research Governance and Democratization Development Research Nov 2022

Mar 2023


·         Ko, Kilkon and Ananya Samajdar. 2010. Evaluation of International Corruption Indexes: Should We Believe Them or Not? The Social Science Journal 47: 508-40. 

 

·         Samajdar, Ananya. 2011. Accountability and Performance: A Study of Rural Local Government in the Indian State of West Bengal. Annual International Conference on Political Science, Sociology and International Relations 2011 (PSSIR 2011), 7-8 November, Singapore [published in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Political Science, Sociology and International Relations (PSSIR 2011), 7-8 November 2011, Singapore, published by Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) and indexed by EBSCO and CrossRef]. 

 

·         Samajdar, Ananya. 2012. An Assessment of Local Government Accountability: Mechanisms and their Operation in GramPanchayats in Two Indian States. International Conference on Public Administration (8th ICPA), 25-27th October 2012, Hyderabad, India [published in Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Public Administration (8th) (Volume 1), published by University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Press (UESTC Press), Chengdu, People’s Republic of China]. 

 

·         Samajdar, Ananya. 2016. Far Beyond RUSA: Book Review of “RUSA- As Quality Intervention in the Higher Education Sector” (2016), edited by Dalip Kumar and published by Chandigarh Post Graduate Government College for Girls and Unistar Books Pvt Ltd. University News 54 (31): 30-3 (August 01-07). 

 

·         Samajdar, Ananya. 2017. Democracy, Capacity and Performance in Panchayats: Exploring the Dilemma and the Debate in Abhijit Bhattacharya and Mousumi Ghatak (eds.)Rural Development Programmes in India: Effectiveness and Evaluation. Serials Publications Pvt Ltd. Sarma, 

 

·         Rohan and Ananya Samajdar. 2017. Healthy Balance Sheets and Unhealthy Communities : Practitioner Perspectives on CSR Initiatives of Public Sector Enterprises in India in S. Siva Raju (ed.) Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Some Empirical Evidence. Springer Singapore.

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