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Designed as a development brief on Rajasthan, this paper provides a comprehensive snapshot of the State'sprogress on economic, social and environmental parameters. The paper highlights Rajasthan's developmentperformance vis-a-vis other Indian states in the following focus areas: Education, Health, Nutrition, WASH,Livelihood, Environment and Women empowerment. Apart from examining trends, gaps, assets and intra-state disparities, the paper also provides a glimpse of the solution ecosystem in the state as well as development funding flows from various quarters including government and CSR. The paper aims to provide philanthropic funders an overview of Rajasthan's development, most prominent gaps across the state and districts, areas for collaboration, and models that can be emulated.
Oxfam GB, with support from the European Commission, implemented the 'HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Programme for Rural and Tribal Youth' in four districts of Orissa and two districts of Rajasthan, India. The programme aimed to help out-of-school rural and tribal youth, aged 13-25, access information and services regarding Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), HIV and AIDS. The four-year programme ran from December 2003 to November 2007. In 2004 a needs assessment survey was carried out to assess the sexual and reproductive health status of young people and estimate the gaps in access to information, treatment and services. In 2007, a quantitative end line survey was conducted to measure changes brought about by the programme. In this evaluation, the findings of the end line quantitative survey are presented together with a comparative analysis of the base line needs assessment survey.
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This is the report of the first phase of the collaborative program on Local Supply and Conservation Responses to Water Scarcity supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and The Ford Foundation. The study investigated water management issues of four river basins: the Palar, the Sabarmati, and the Shekhawatiin Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Rajasthan respectively as well as the Tinau in Nepal that joins the West Rapti in Uttar Pradesh. Water management challenges in the Noyyal and the Bhavani basins of Tamil Nadu were also investigated.In the first three basins, water scarcity is an increasingly grim reality. The organizations and their principal investigators have extensive experience in analysing water management issues in scarcity situations. The fourth river basin was selected to capture the physical diversity of a Himalayan river and to analyse the water management concerns in an area of Nepal and India that is ostensibly rich in water resources but is beginning to confront a situation of stress.