Capacity building is one of ASER Centre’s core areas of work. The importance of capacity building activities derives from the absence of a culture of measurement and analysis in India, within the government and outside. The practice of using evidence to formulate plans and strategies and to take stock of progress and development is rare. Equally worrisome is the lack of capacities and skills to generate, analyze, present and act on evidence.
ASER Centre established a separate Capacity Building unit in 2010 in order to address this gap. ASER Centre’s Theory of Change focuses on building the capacity of individuals and organizations to measure at scale, understand, and communicate with evidence-based action.
Our capacity building activities are carried out as certified courses for internal teams, and through workshops for an external audience. Drawing expertise from all units, internal courses and external workshops are designed to achieve the mission outlined in the theory of change, and in line with participant requirements.