Minor Projects

Impact Assessment of Developmental Projects by Missionaries in South Gujarat

Centre for Culture and Development Minor ProjectCatholic Missionaries have been initiating developmental activities for tribals of South Gujarat for the last forty years. These interventions have been in the fields of education, health, social action, legal aid, faith formation and deal with women, children, youth and migrants in six districts.

This project had four stages:

(1) self-evaluation by the missionary personnel themselves through an elaborate questionnaire; (2) eliciting the perceptions of beneficiaries through Focus Group Discussions; (3) these were reported in a composite document; and (4) workshops were held for the missionary personnel to produce a policy document. Lancy Lobo and Amit Mitra undertook this project.