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2014-2015 Process documentation of ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth (IFIG)'s School and Teacher Education Reform Programme in Rajasthan
CORD is documenting this education reform initiative of the foundation whereby IFIG is partnering the government of Rajasthan towards improving certain aspects of teacher education and making 50 schools RTE compliant.
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ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth (IFIG)
2014-2015 Collaboration with Edulever Consulting Company to provide technical expertise
CORD has entered into collaboration for one year from 2014 with Edulever Consulting Company Private Limited to provide technical expertise on research projects on the components.
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Edulever Consulting Company Private Limited
2013-2014 Leadership in Practice: A Study of Women's Leadership in Rural Organisations in India.
This quantitative study by CORD is a part of a larger collaborative study being conducted by Sadhbhavna Trust and Gender at Work, in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.
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Sadhbhavna Trust
2012-2014 Process Evaluation of the Haryana Government's Apni Beti Apna Dhan (ABAD) Programme
This research was conducted in three districts in Haryana between September 2012 and May 2013. CORD worked in collaboration with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), India. The research was the part of a larger study being undertaken by ICRW – "IMPACCT", which had both quantitative and qualitative components.
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2011-2014 Out of School Children: A Country Report on Statistical Systems, Profiles, Barriers and Policies
The specific objectives are to prepare a country report on the status of administrative and household based statistical system on school education with special focus on measuring OOSC at various levels and types of disaggregation.
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2011-2013 Baseline Survey of Elementary Education in Bihar and UP
This study proposes a survey on RTE implementation to give a comprehensive picture of the state of elementary education and the degree of compliance with RTE requirements in Bihar and UP in 2011, two years after the RTE has been notified in UP and Bihar.
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2011-2013 A paper on ‘Feminisation of the Teaching Profession’ with a focus on Kerala and Rajasthan)
The study was led by a researcher in the UK. The scope of the study included one country from each region of the Commonwealth. India was one of the selected countries and CORD was commissioned to write a paper with particular focus on the states of Kerala and Rajasthan.
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2011-2013 CORD partnered UNESCO in a ‘State-level consultation on Teacher Development’ in Madhya Pradesh
These State-level consultations are an attempt to take forward the international conferences on teacher development – pre-service and in-service training in particular - that were held in Udaipur, Delhi and Bhubaneshwar between 2009 and 2013.
It was felt that the demands on preparation of teachers and teacher educators, curriculum renewal and the need to address systemic challenges in the context of the Right to Education Act, the National Curriculum Framework and the National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education are vast. To be able to create a meaningful dialogue and plan of action to implement these frameworks, state-level consultations are needed.
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2011-2013 Baseline Survey – International Best Practice Exchange Leading to Innovation in SSA
Save the Children initiated a three-year intervention to support the Government of India in achieving the quality targets of the SSA through an exchange of international best practices.
Before the commencement of this intervention, CORD was asked to conduct a survey so as to collect baseline data on key indicators in elementary schools in 5 states so as to document the current situation, arrive at best practices and recommendations.
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Save the Children Fund, EU
2011-2012 Privatization and Education for Disadvantaged Groups in India
The study is designed as an instrumental case study to gain insight into the process of institutional mediation and policy implementation and the social implications of delivering basic education to disadvantaged groups in privatized contexts in Delhi.
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SOROS Open Societies Institute
2009-2011 Marginalization and Education: Children in Inter-state Border Areas
The study is to examine the schooling experience of a child in the under-fourteen age group, living in a remote, difficult-to-reach, and frequently-troubled area on the border of a state, far from the administrative centers of power, with the state itself often economically and educationally poorly developed.
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New Education Group – Foundation for Innovation and Research in Education (NEG-FIRE)
2006 PROBE Revisited 2006
PROBE Revisited was a field-based study of the schooling situation in rural India, conducted exactly 10 years after the PROBE survey was conducted.
The research was conducted in largely the same villages as in the PROBE sample, randomly-selected in the states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The focus was expanded from primary to elementary schooling.
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IDRC, Canada
Research Consortium on Educational Outcomes and Poverty (RECOUP)
RECOUP was a five-year multi-disciplinary research project on the outcomes of education for the poor. The project was part of a research project consortium of 7 institutions. The research was conducted in Ghana, Kenya, India and Pakistan. The lead partner of the consortium is the Centre for Commonwealth Education, University of Cambridge. CORD conducted the Indian segment of the research which was done in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
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1996-1999 Public Report on Basic Education (PROBE)
The report was brought out by an 8-member independent research team, of which the three core team members of CORD were a part. The purpose of PROBE was to highlight the problems of educating children from poor and disadvantaged families. The research was a collaborative initiative. Much of the work was based on a field survey of primary education facilities in the rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh. The report was published by Oxford University Press in 1999.
CIDA and IDRC, Canada
1999 Desk study on ‘Primary Education in Himachal Pradesh: examining a success story’
Commissioned by NIEPA-UNESCO in connection with the country report which was presented at the EFA Conference in Dakar, 2000. Published in India Education Report,edited by Dr Govinda, OUP, 2002.
Desk study on ‘Private Schools and Universal Elementary Education’ Part I
As above. In collaboration with Manabi Majumdar, then of MIDS, Chennai.  Published in India Education Report,edited by Dr Govinda, OUP, 2002.
1999 -2000
Translation of the PROBE report into Hindi
Published by Oxford University Press in 2001. Save the Children Fund / DFID
2000-2001 Case Studies: Private Schools and Universal Elementary Education. Part 2 - A Field Survey
This is a follow-up of the desk study of private schools (Part I). This was a field-based study on private schools for the disadvantaged in one district each in the states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. An abridged version of it formed a WB technical paper. The findings were also published as a paper in Economic and Political Weekly, no 52, December, 2002. Private schooling for the disadvantaged.  read more
MHRD / World Bank
2002 Desk study on ‘Strategies for Elimination of Child Labour’.
The study looked at schooling strategies employed by different NGOs and government agencies to bring schooling to different groups of disadvantaged children, including those working in hazardous industries as child labour.


1999-2004 Schooling and work in the lives of adolescents
This project is on the schooling experiences and the work done by adolescents in sample sites in Rajasthan, Delhi and West Bengal. It included a detailed survey of upper primary and secondary schools in the sample districts. The project was housed at Institute for Human Development. The findings have been presented in a number of forums and are presently being prepared for publication as a monograph.  read more
2005 Field based study of the midday meals programme in MCD primary schools
The study looks at the cooked midday meal programme in schools run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi – right from when the grain leaves the godowns of the FCI to when it comes in its cooked form to the school and is delivered to the children.  read more
Sir Ratan Tata Trust
2007-2008 Teacher stories
In collaboration with Deepak Verma, film-maker based in Delhi. It is an audio-video documentation of the life and work of two innovative teachers within the government school system who work in two areas that are far away from the mainstream, with very low parental motivation and no reward for teaching well. These films have been shared with a wide range of teachers, educators and teaching institutions.
Sir Ratan Tata Trust
2005-2013 Probe Report on Health Public Report on Health (PRoH) was a five-year project divided into three phases. The objectives in the first two phases was to explore the diversity of health needs and the changes in them that have occurred over time, and map these against the facilities and services offered by the public healthcare system. The third phase involved dissemination of the findings of the research. The research was conducted in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa. IDRC
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