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Participatory Activity Mapping: Defining Local Government Roles and Responsibilities

Starts on: 1 st & 15 th of every month | Duration:10 weeks | Registration open


Course Developers

Mr. Manoj Rai

Mr. Manoj Rai has about 20 years of Experience and Expertise in issues related to Governance, Poverty, Service Delivery, Social Analysis, Budget Analysis, Social Mobilization, Development Communication, Use of Social Accountability tools such as Citizens Report Cards and Social Audit-Public Hearing.

Dr. Rajesh Tandon

Dr. Rajesh Tandon, is President-Founder of Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), a voluntary organisation providing support to grass roots initiatives in South Asia. Dr. Tandon is an internationally acclaimed leader and practitioner of participatory research and development. He has served on numerous government task forces and committees both nationally and internationally. He is also the UNESCO Co-Chair for Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.

Mr. T. R. Raghunandan

Mr. T. R. Raghunandan, Former Joint Secretary. Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR), Govt. of India. Mr. Raghunandan has more than 26 years of experience as Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer holding executive, corporate management and policy making positions in state and national government levels. He is specialist in formulating policy with respect to local governments and decentralisation.

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Activity Mapping or Functional Assignment, as it is internationally known, is the methodology of defining specific jurisdiction of responsibility for local governments in respect of each sector of services.

This ten week course on Activity Mapping describes the process of identifying the list of activities, which local governments (Panchayats and Municipalities) should perform exclusively and/or in collaboration with other agencies or tiers of government, in order to fulfill their constitutionally mandated roles and responsibilities.


  • A one-of-a-kind innovative course, offered in a distance mode
  • Prepared by experts, based on practitioner's experiences
  • Detailed steps of actual 'Activity Mapping' with India as an example
  • Designed to develop practical competencies of activity mapping
  • International experiences and illustrations of approaches to Activity Mapping for comparative learning


  • Students undertaking Masters in Social Work, MBA in Rural Development to enhance their knowledge on the issue of activity mapping
  • Individuals interested in pursuing a career with NGOs, Government, bilateral institutions such as UNDP, UNICEF, GIZ etc.
  • Working professionals and government functionaries in Panchayat, Urban development and other sectorial departments


On completion of this course, the learner would be able to:

  • Gain critical understanding of Activity Mapping in local governments
  • Understand the methodology of undertaking Activity Mapping
  • Develop skills in participatory processes necessary to undertake Activity Mapping
  • Analyse significant factors for effective implementation of Activity Mapping


  • 4 modules
  • Self-assessment test after each module
  • 2 videos in the course
  • Each module will have:
    1. Powerpoint presentation highlighting the content of the module
    2. Additional readings


Module 1: Basic Concepts

  • Introduction and Objectives of Activity Mapping
  • Basic Concepts of Decentralization
  • Understanding the Principle of Subsidiarity

Module 2: Methodology of Activity Mapping

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Methods of Activity Mapping
  • International Experiences

Module 3: Activity Mapping in India

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Critical Factors to Popularize Activity Mapping in India
  • Case Study: Activity Mapping in Madhya Pradesh

Module 4: Learning's

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Learning's from India and International Experiences
  • Importance of Activity Mapping in Devolution

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