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Dr. Ananya Samajdar

Head - Research

Dr. Ananya joined GRAAM's research team  in August 2018. She was awarded a  PhD  from the National University of Singapore,  for  her doctoral  research in   Political Science on  accountability and performance of Panchayati Raj Institutions in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. Prior to joining GRAAM, she worked with  Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai.  She headed the Project Proposal Evaluation vertical at National CSR Hub, TISS and served as a Resource Person on CSR Law for several CSR training sessions. Ananya also worked as a   lecturer  in the departments of Political Science and Mass Media at Wilson College, Mumbai.

At GRAAM, Dr Ananya has been involved in research and evaluation studies in the area of health and skill development.  She is a resource person for  the public policy training sessions organized by GRAAM in partnership with Quality Council of India and Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership.

Publications:

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 Gram Panchayats 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.

Project Handled

# Name of the Project Assignment Partner Thematic Area Project Type Assignment Period
1 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 Strategic Consultation Jun 2019

Nov 2019
2 Demand side assessment of primary health care in Assam World Health Organisation Public Health Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Sep 2019

Jun 2020
3 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 Policy Engagement Jun 2019

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

Mar 2020
5 Developing a roadmap of social enterprise ecosystem as a precursor for a viable social stock exchange in India NABARD Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Policy Engagement Dec 2019

Apr 2020
6 Community need assessment for CSR intervention of Asian Paints Limited. Asian Paints Limited. Governance and Democratization Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Dec 2019

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

Mar 2019
8 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
9 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


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