Our multi-dimensional approach
We believe in working closely with a diverse set of our stakeholders. With the support of and by using the wide-ranging experience of Non-Governmental Organizations, Government & its different departments and the Local Community along with its representatives, we are constantly working to make a significant & sustainable difference in their lives. We believe in keeping our approach simple, and yet visionary. The broad dimensions of our approach are:
- Need Assessment: All our programmes start with a need assessment done by DBF in partnership with the local community and village leaders. Subsequently we closely involve these local leaders both at the time of formulation and implementation of the programmes.
- Stakeholder Identification: The next step is stakeholder identification where primary and secondary beneficiaries, target groups, community representatives, development workers, potential partners and implementing agencies are identified. This identification done at the preliminary stage of a project provides opportunities to further align our programmes with societal needs and expectations, helping to drive long-term sustainability. The final plan, and later execution, is done on the basis of this baseline identification.
- Forging Partnerships: Fostering a meaningful dialogue and actively engaging with our diverse set of partners is the key to building long-term partnerships. These partners include local governments, schools, hospitals, banks and financial institutions, other not-for-profit organisations and government institutions.
- Facilitation: We work with a belief that we can be a bridge between the Government and rural poor in our programme area villages. To make sure that various government schemes and subsidies reach the deserving villagers, we have collaborated with several state rural development departments and the district administration.
- Nurturing communities: Communities remain at the helm of all our programmes. While we are currently focusing on fulfilling specific needs of the communities we work with, we are also working towards creating an environment where community members feel strengthened enough to come together to take collective action and generate solutions to the social challenges they face.
- Evaluation of the programme: Right from the planning stage, our programmes are continuously evaluated internally to enumerate the phases and activities required in an effective implementation of the programmes. We have also involved external reputed agencies for measuring the programme impacts from time to time. Some of these evaluation studies have been carried out by Delhi School of Social Work and Partners-in-Change in the past.