CRISIL Foundation in partnership with Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi (RGVN) is implementing a project, “Mein Pragati” - A Financial Capability Building project in 6 districts (Barpeta, Darrang, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon and Nalbari) of Assam. The project covers 379 villages. Total beneficiaries targeted in the project are 100,000. The first phase of Mein Pragati in Assam is over and now the second phase is in progress. M2i conducted the baseline survey for the second phase in June 2018 and now in September 2019, midline evaluation was done.
During Midline data from various stakeholders was gathered through questionnaire for quantitative analysis and through FGDs and interviews for qualitative data. The community related data was collected from all 6 districts, in 40 villages of Assam. Questionnaire survey was done with 1,854 community members in the treatment group (where project is being implemented) and with 305 respondents in the control group (where no project intervention was made). The midline treatment group data was compared with the baseline data and also with the control group to ascertain impact. One of the key components of the second phase was building capacity of Sakhis and enabling them to work independently on revenue model. The midline assessed the ‘Sakhi model’ and collected data on various parameters from 315 Sakhis. The report was divided into two broad sections: (A) Analysis of Sakhi Model (B) Community level findings.