The Role of Needs Assessment

Glocal Evaluation Week 2020 – The Role of Needs Assessment

Sattva Consulting conducted a webinar as part of the gLocal Evaluation Week hosted by the CLEAR initiative of the World Bank.

The webinar brought together social evaluation and implementation practitioners, thinkers, community leaders with the aim to build a consensus among the ecosystem on the importance of conducting a ‘Needs assessment’. Through the webinar, the Sattva team aimed to answer the following questions:

a. What is Needs Assessment?
b. Why is Needs Assessment important before designing a social development programme?
c. How is a Needs Assessment different from a Baseline Assessment?
d. When should a Needs Assessment be done and by whom?
e. What are the steps involved in doing a Needs Assessment study?
f. How to interpret the results of a Needs Assessment study?
g. How can a Needs Assessment study help in designing social development programmes to achieve the SDGs?

In the current times of distress, tracking needs are even more critical before pivoting an existing programme strategy or designing a new one. Considering the limitations in conducting field research, Sattva through the webinar also shared its lean and rapid Needs Assessment framework through a comprehensive approach for Metrics Selection and Survey Design.

As part of the webinar, our presentation, important resources and a recording of the webinar can be accessed below.

Click here for the recording of the webinar

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Sattva has established a lean and rapid Needs Assessment framework through a comprehensive approach for Metrics Selection and Survey Design. Our teams have conducted more than 80 evaluations in different thematic areas such as Education, Healthcare, Livelihoods, WaSH, Skill Development among others.

We’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback. Do write to us: impact@sattva.co.in

Role of Needs Assessment

Role of Needs Assessment for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Building a social impact strategy begins with a foremost identification of “a gap” or a social development “need” within the community or target group. Without understanding the needs, the programme or intervention cannot be efficient. A need assessment study will help critically evaluate the needs of the community in a particular geographical context and help prioritise the community-level intervention areas.

Sattva Consulting is conducting a webinar as part of the gLocal Evaluation Week hosted by the CLEAR initiative of the World Bank. Our aim is to build a consensus among the larger ecosystem on the importance of conducting a needs-assessment.

Join us at this virtual forum to discuss the importance of assessing the needs of the community to help design sustainably impact driven programmes.

Event date: 05 June, 2020.
Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Register here: https://www.glocalevalweek.org/event-detail/804/