Cheryl  Francisconi
Program Director
LDM, Institute of International Education (IIE), USA

Research and Studies  

In the broadest sense research has been defined as any human activity that includes gathering of data and carried out with the primary objective of advancement of knowledge and the theoretical understanding of the relations among variables. It is exploratory and often driven by the researcher’s curiosity, interest, and intuition. Research is composed of two syllables a prefix‘re’ (meaning again or anew) and a verb ‘search’ (meaning to examine closely and carefully). The two words form a noun to describe a careful and systematic study in some field of knowledge undertaken to establish facts or principle (Grinnell 1997).

SCS offers services for the following:

  • Exploratory, formative and action research
  • Operations research
  • Social research

Multilateral Organizations

International NGOs
Action Aid
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Family Health International (FHI)
Helpage India
Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT)
Institute of International Education (IIE), USA
Micronutrient Initiatives India (MII)
Packard Foundation
Sulabh Intrenational
WaterAid (UK)

Corporate Agencies
Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Ltd.

Professional Institutions
Xavier Institute of Social Science (XISS), Ranchi

Consulting Firms
Catalyst Development Services
Give 2 Asia
Pricewaterhouse Cooper Pvt. Ltd. (PwC)

Government Organisations
Department of Planning, GoUP
Department of Secondary Education, GoUP
State Institute of Health and Family Welfare (SIHFW), UP
UP State Aids Control Society (UPSACS)
Water and Sanitation Support Organisation (WSSO)

Civil Society Organisations
BEADS, Lucknow
Catholic Diocese of Lucknow
Don Bosco Aashalayam, Lucknow
DORD, Patna
DSWS, Lucknow
Fatima Hospital, Lucknow
Impact Partners in Social Development
IRAC, Patna