Pulse Check Survey | On Ground Situation

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, social sector organizations continue to be on the front lines of the battle to support our most vulnerable communities through this crisis.

DAC remains committed to coming together to learn from and lean on each other during this difficult time. We believe that sharing our learnings and experiences is critical and valuable and will enable us to better navigate this crisis.  

Therefore, the 10to19: Dasra Adolescents Collaborative conducted a pulse check with its partners and networks, to gauge how organizations, their teams, and their communities were impacted by the second wave of COVID-19. This survey touched upon the effect of the pandemic on programs and team members as well as how young people have been affected by the second wave.   

Our insights here stem from the responses of 43 organizations working across the country, and do not represent the scenario across the country. This survey is an initial exploration to highlight the on-ground reality of the second wave, recognizing and acknowledging the essential work that civil society organizations have been conducting over the past months to support their communities and the young people they work with.   

जैसे COVID19 महामारी फैलता जा रहा है और हम अपने समुदायों का समर्थन करने को कोशिश कर रहे हैं , सिविल सोसाइटी संगठनों पर  इस संकट का सबसे भारी बोझ   पड़ रहा है। इसको ध्यान में रखते हुएहमारा मानना है कि इस कठिन समय के दौरान हमें एक-दूसरे से सीखना और एक-दूसरे पर निर्भर रहना चाहिएताकि हम इस संकट से बेहतर तरीके से निपट सकें।  

इसलिए, 10to19: दसरा एडोलसेंट्स कोलैबोरेटिव ने अपने सहयोगियों और नेटवर्क के साथ एक सर्वेक्षण साझा कियायह पता लगाने के लिए कि COVID-19 की दूसरी लहर से संगठनों और उनके समुदायों पर क्या प्रभाव पड़ा है। इस सर्वेक्षण में हमने कार्यक्रमोंटीम के सदस्यों और युवा लोगों पर महामारी के प्रभाव को समझने की कोशिश की।  

यहाँ दी गयी प्रतिक्रियाएँ देश के 43 संगठनों से आयी हैं। यह महत्त्वपूर्ण है कि हम याद रखें कि यह देश-भर की परिस्थितियों को नहीं दर्शाता है यह सर्वेक्षण कोविड की दूसरी लहर की ज़मीनी हकीकत को समझने में सिर्फ एक पहला कदम है जिससे हम यह जान सकें की पिछले महीनों में समाजिक संगठनों ने अपने  समुदायों और युवा लोगों का सहयोग कैसे किया। 

How has your organization health been affected by Covid during this wave?

इस लहर के दौरान आपकी संगठनात्मक स्वास्थ्य कैसे प्रभावित हुई है

No Data Found

How have the communities you work with been affected by Covid-19?

जिन समुदायों के साथ आप काम करते हैं, उन पर कोविड का क्या प्रभाव पड़ा है?

No Data Found

Given the second surge, have you been able to continue community engagement and ongoing programs?

दूसरी लहर के दौरान, क्या आप अपने समुदायों से संपर्क कर पाए और प्रोग्राम जारी रख पाए हैं?

No Data Found

How are you accessing your communities in the present scenario?

वर्तमान परिदृश्य में आप अपने समुदाय तक कैसे पहुंच रहे हैं?

No Data Found

Are you currently providing relief or responding to the Covid crisis?

क्या आपने कोविड महामारी से संबंधित कोई नया कार्यक्रम या नई पहल शुरू की है?

No Data Found

What kind of relief services have you been providing?

आप किस प्रकार की राहत सेवाएं प्रदान कर रहे हैं?

No Data Found

Are people in the communities you work with able to get their Covid vaccination? Why/why not?

क्या आपके समुदाय में लोग टीका लगाने में सक्षम रहे हैं? क्यों या क्यों नहीं?

No Data Found

Questions about adolescents and young people in your communities | आपके समुदाय के युवाओं के बारे में प्रश्न

Based on your interactions with young people, what are some of the major challenges they are facing in your areas of operation right now?

युवाओं के साथ आपकी बातचीत के आधार पर, अभी आपके संचालन के क्षेत्रों में वे किन चुनौतियों का सामना कर रहे हैं?

No Data Found

Are students better equipped for virtual education during the second lockdown?

क्या दूसरे लॉकडाउन के दौरान युवा डिजिटल शिक्षा के लिए बेहतर तैयार हैं?

No Data Found

Have young people continued to receive their supply of nutrition services (such as IFA tablets and take-home rations) through public distribution channels?

क्या युवाओं के लिए सार्वजनिक वितरण चैनलों के माध्यम से पोषण सेवाएँ (जैसे आईएफए टैबलेट और टेक होम राशन) की प्राप्ति जारी है?

No Data Found

Have young people continued to receive their supply of sexual and reproductive health services (such as menstrual hygiene products and contraception) through public distribution channels?

क्या युवा लोगों को सार्वजनिक वितरण चैनलों के माध्यम से यौन और प्रजनन स्वास्थ्य सेवाएँ (जैसे मासिक धर्म स्वच्छता उत्पादन और गर्भनिरोधक) की प्राप्ति जारी है?

No Data Found

Has the incidence of gender-based or domestic violence increased in your communities in the second wave of COVID?

क्या महामारी के दूसरे लहर के दौरान आपके समुदाय में घरेलू या लिंग-आधारित हिंसा बढ़ चुका है?

No Data Found

Have child marriage or forced marriage of young girls increased in your communities in the second wave of COVID?

क्या महामारी की दूसरी लहर के दौरान आपके समुदाय में बाल विवाह या लड़कियों की ज़बरदस्ती विवाह बढ़ चुकी है?

No Data Found

Are young people in your communities playing an active role in Covid relief? If so, how?

युवाओं के साथ आपकी बातचीत के आधार पर, अभी आपके संचालन के क्षेत्रों में वे किन चुनौतियों का सामना कर रहे हैं?

No Data Found

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Table 1

The policy gap(s) addressed by the program

The exclusion of young people in the decision-making process for policy issues surrounding adolescents

Community need(s) addressed by the program

Greater awareness and understanding of adolescent issues regarding their education, sexual and reproductive health, and early marriage

Opportunity for innovation addressed by the program

The opportunity to bring and work together with critical stakeholders on a single platform

Table 2

Day-to-day program activities

Stakeholder management, vendor management

Periodic program activities

Monitoring, Reporting, Training of Personnel

One-off program activities

Government advocacy, designing campaigns

Tools/frameworks/systems & processes/ways of working from the program

Systems Change Framework

Table 3

Program practices

Is the practice impactful? If yes, list down why?

Is the practice sustainable? If yes, list down why?   

Is the practice scalable? If yes, list down why?  

Is the practice innovative and/or unique? If yes, list down why?  

Youth-led social audits and presenting youth-centric priorities directly to decision makers

Yes, as it allows young people to directly engage with decision makers and contribute to the decision-making process

Yes, as it equips young people with leadership skills. It is also cost effective due to the long-term gains it offers upon initial investment

Yes, as such training modules can be replicated across multiple initiatives by other practitioners & organizations. In addition, trained young people can also train other young people

Yes, as it follows an approach which centers its design and delivery around young people, in an end-to-end manner

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Table 4

Promising Practice

Youth-led social audits and presenting youth-centric priorities directly to decision makers to: (i) create a platform for youth to exercise their agency (ii) effectively engage decision makers

Source

  • Verbal evidence from community
  • Verbal feedback from on-ground team members
  • Project report & surveys

Details

Community feedback of adolescents feeling confident, understood, and acknowledge

On-ground team feedback on creation of government champions for the project’s objectives

Project report and surveys observe greater youth involvement and efficacy in engaging directly with decision maker

Table 5

RECOMMENDATIONS

Promising Practice

Youth-led social audits and presenting youth-centric priorities directly to decision makers to: (i) create a platform for youth to exercise their agency (ii) effectively engage decision makers

The demographic it addresses

Adolescents from the age of 10 to 19 years

The gap/ need/ opportunity it addresses

The exclusion of adolescents and young people in the decision-making process for policy issues regarding adolescents and young people

Govt stakeholders

Holding consultations with critical stakeholders and young people from the inception of a program

Funders

Taking inputs from all stakeholders and young people before initiating a new project to ensure a deeper visibility and understanding of their demographic and its needs

Other Practitioners

Engaging young people in decision-making processes to adopt a more collaborative approach between stakeholders and young people

Community Stakeholders

Undertaking youth-led social audits and engagement with decision makers to engage directly with young people, understand their needs & concerns and influence change at the community level

5

Objective Review

Outcome

Promising Practices and recommendations ratified by at least one member/ partner organization/ community/ MEL partners outside of ‘the team’

5

Objective Review

Objective

To validate the final promising practice and recommendation(s) by at least one person/ partner organization/ community/ MEL partners outside of the team.

4

Document

Outcome

2-3 promising practices documenting:

 

  • What gap/need is addressed
  • How it is addressed and the change that is created
  • The potential for replicating along with recommendations for implementing

4

Document

Objective

To document the promising practices in a detailed manner

3

Develop into a recommendation

Outcome

Well-articulated recommendation(s) addressing:

 

  • Demographic to cater to
  • Gaps/needs/opportunities addressed by the practice
  • The change brought in by implementing such a practice

3

DEVELOP INTO A RECOMMENDATION

Objective

To construct a recommendation in a brief, specific and clear-cut format which would assist other initiatives in implementing the same

2

CALIBRATE & SUBSTANTIATE

Outcome

Obtaining qualitative and/or quantitative data to assess the promise of the shortlisted practices according to the five guiding factors

Arriving at first list of promising practices

2

CALIBRATE & SUBSTANTIATE

Objective

To substantiate the shortlisted practices by collating gathered data in the form of:

 

  • Feedback from the community
  • Verbal accounts of the ground team
  • Documentation reports
  • Other valuable data

1

List & Shortlist

Outcome

Identifying:

  • Policy gaps
  • Community needs
  • Opportunities for innovation and other aspects that the program is addressing.

    Creating a list of program practices that are working on-ground in bridging gaps/needs/opportunities.

1

List & Shortlist

Objective

To identify gaps/needs/opportunities and to shortlist program practices that are impactful, sustainable, scalable, innovative and/or unique.