PRIA’s Field Animators bringing change in Sonepat

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On a hot summer afternoon, walking through the inner lanes of the village, Naresh stops by at a shop to exchange pleasantries with a man. “Ram Ram ji, she greeted him. “Ram Ram” the man replied and asked her where she was going.  Naresh spoke to him briefly sharing with him her role as a […]

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PRIA helps woman Sarpanch bring drinking water to her village

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By, Dr. Alok Pandey, Deputy Director PRIA Villagers of Dondaro Gram Panchayat are ready to get piped drinking water supply at their door steps, in the next couple of days. This is happening because of the efforts made by the villagers, who have been able to develop their plan by using participatory methods of planning. […]

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Civil Society & Political Engagements

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Today is Buddh Purnima—the 2558th birthday of Lord Buddha. On this occasion, some reflective meditation is in order. After 10 weeks, the electioneering for parliamentary elections has come to an end in India. While actual results will be known after two days, the results from exit polls have predicted a winner already. During this entire […]

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Whither next for Development Effectiveness?

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By PRIA Founder and President Dr. Rajesh Tandon “We are using politically correct language … to evade addressing the real issues why progress on core commitments has been so weak since [the] Paris Declaration nine years ago”, remarked a delegate from a small African island nation at a workshop preceding the First High-Level Meeting on […]

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We are putting the slums on the map

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Those who are active on the social networks often like to ‘Check In’ to the places they visit using GPS on their smart phones in order to flaunt their hang outs. Some people also find it fascinating to mark their homes on the Google Earth. Such privileges are not available to those whose place of […]

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