When rural medical clinics in Pakistan started transmitting real-time performance data to policymakers, doctor attendance and inspections increased.
The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development offers rising juniors or seniors and graduate students, with knowledge of statistical methods and data analysis, the opportunity to work at the Maharashtra State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM) in Navi Mumbai, India for four weeks during the summer quarter. The project primarily involves using the data available in the MSRLM’s MIS to assess progress under the program and chart the program’s growth. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to develop case studies of Self Help Groups (SHGs) so as to better understand the program’s functioning and suggest methods for improvement.
The Maharashtra State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM) aims at eradication of rural poverty by building sustainable institutions for the poor and leading them towards sustainable livelihoods. Working through a federated structure of “institutions of the poor,” commencing with Self Help Groups of women, the conceptualization and design of the MSRLM goes beyond income generation activities and employment programs to include capacity building, financial inclusion, social mobilization and marketing services as equally important elements of livelihoods enhancement. Building and strengthening institutions of the poor, putting in place dedicated support structures for such institutions and drawing upon their skills, knowledge and desire to overcome poverty lie at the core of the mission.
For information on eligibility and application process, visit the Stanford Off-Campus Learning Opportunities website. PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.