Major Projects

Policy & Research

Assessment of Markets and Market Requirements for Rice in Nigeria

The objective of the project is to to do a study to determine consumer preferences in the different market segments for rice (domestic, export, urban consumption, rural consumption,animal feed etc.) and their implications for the domestic rice supply chains supported by CARI (Competitive African Rice Initiative ) through the MGF (matching-grant fund) which is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with Technoserve, Kilimo Trust, and John ....

Assessing Industrial Innovation process and suggesting policy support framework in India

The objective of the study is to assess the process of Industrial Innovation and suggest suitable changes in the promotional policy support framework to stimulate innovation in India. The study will complement the measurement of innovation through National Innovation Survey by amplifying the findings obtained therein and co-relate the findings with existing promotional policy framework; and recommend necessary modifications therein among the schemes being implemented through various ministries & ....

Study on International Best Practices in Organic Clusters Development under “Support to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Organic Clusters Project-OCP”

The project’s objective is to create an overall enabling environment for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) operating out of organic clusters (i.e. in informal clusters) and increase their contribution towards economic growth and employment. The direct beneficiaries of this nationwide project are owners and workers in organic MSME clusters. The implementing agency for this project is the Egypt Social Fund for Development (SFD), mandated to coordinate the development of the Micro and ....

Non-financial gap assessment in 5 MSME clusters

The objective of this study is to carry out a detailed analysis of the identified clusters with a view to identify non financial gaps and suggest appropriate measures to achieve the desired situation. The major focus will be on non-financial issues, infrastructure and marketing. ....

Policy study on feasibility of developing cluster based brands to improve the competitiveness of MSMEs

The aim is to undertake a strategic study for Cluster based Brand building to improve the competitiveness of MSMEs. The study has captured ten successful international examples of cluster based branding and the learning thathas relevance for Indian clusters and could be extended to other developing countries as well. Branding potential has also been analyzed in eleven clusters from India. Possible role of policy and cluster stakeholders for cluster based brand promotion is suggested based on the ....

Analysis of Factors for Employment in MSME Clusters

Undertook detailed study of 46 MSME clusters (non-farm) across India to determine employment elasticity in the last 5 years. The study outlined major factors (both financial and non-financial) that have led to jobless growth and these factors were further analysed with respect to the sectors (industrial/traditional/micro-enterprise) the clusters fell in. Policy suggestions (central and state level) were also derived from the above findings and presented in the report. ....

Evaluation and Roadmap for EDII’s involvement in Cluster Development Programme

The broad objective of the study is to evaluate EDI’s cluster development strategy and preparing road map for future. The following roles are being performed by FMC in greater details- Documentation of 3 best and 3 sub-par cases.  Evaluation of qualitative and quantitative contribution (with respect to outputs/outcomes/impact/sustainability). Drawing lessons in the following areas- Identification of EDI’s strengths and weaknesses in strategy. Capability and effectiveness of management s ....

Micro-enterprise development: A demand side perspective

The broad objective of the project was to bring out a demand side view points on how to create a suitable enterprise led approach for poverty alleviation and also suggest changes in the thought process of schematic support. To meet the above objectives, the following roles have been performed by FMC- 1. Conducting field level survey and collection, compilation and analysis of primary data. 2. Preparation of draft discussion paper and sharing with the key stakeholders. 3. Organizing workshops and ....

Evaluation of the project on “Twinning of Clusters” and preparation of End of the Project Reports and also Methodology document on cluster twinning

Under the project • To evaluate the cluster interventions and prepare the End of the Project Report (EPRs) of Leather, Footwear and Auto-components Clusters of  Chennai twinned with Italian clusters • Based on the learning, Cluster Twinning Methodology document was prepared • This methodology document is published as a policy guidebook for cluster twinning. ....

Learning on Buddhist circuit cluster for Religious Tourism

The project has through a research study provided learning from the experiences of Jaipur-Jodhpur Tourism (Service) Cluster for developing strategy among the Buddhist cluster of Bihar for employment generation and poverty alleviation of the region. ....

To undertake mapping of marketing information for 6 handloom clusters for developing e-marketing portal to facilitate B2B linkages

The project was aimed at mapping the information base of rural non farm sector activities in India to facilitate business linkages and expand market to the private sector. The information was to be utilized for a new website to be created and will serve the interests of traditional product buyers, input suppliers, development agencies and producer groups. The proposal provides a scoping option to include 1000 such clusters over a time frame of 5 years with a potential to enhance the business vol ....

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