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Grassroots Institute has been developing as a center of excellence for research, studies and assessments. A team of dedicated researchers and highly experienced expert associates performs the studies at or for the Grassroots Institute. The GIT usually partners or seeks partnership/collaboration with donor agencies, academic or research institutes, NGOs, universities and organizations for studies and research.

Impact Assessment and Participatory Monitoring are other two important functions of Grassroots Institute. Both are practiced in the GIT’s internal functioning and the GIT-supported projects. Also the GIT on getting sponsorship/ support undertakes Participatory Assessment and Monitoring (planning, execution or both) for many other organizations like funding agencies, NGOs, support agencies, etc.

Research Framework

The Grassroots Institute has conducted series of field studies in the past on varied topics and issues. There are several studies currently being undertaken by the GIT, which are illustrated on Ongoing Research section. Sizeable proportion of studies is accomplished by engaging the interns and students in field studies, which are highlighted in section Completed Research. The Grassroots Institute has the expertise to pursue the research and studies under as the framework and thematic layout presented in Focus Areas.
Methodology of delivering research functions includes conceptualizing, executing, disseminating and presenting the research studies that are mostly applied in nature. Grassroots Institute does involve chiefly in exploratory empirical research and advocacy-oriented studies. To improve the knowledge base and share the findings and experiences the GI takes part in discourses by organizing workshops, conferences, events, etc. or through presenting the research findings in national and international conferences, seminars, symposia, etc. Most importantly, the outcome of the studies is linked with capacity building and educational functions of Grassroots Institute as also used in updating and formulating the policy dialogues and opinion building.