SPARC SAMUDAYA NIRMAN SAHAYAK
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Action Research
 
Projects in a nutshell
 
 
 
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
 
The difference between a positive and negative relocation lies in the details and the process, in the way the resettlement is carried out, the design of the relocation housing, the type of area people are moved into and the level of slum-dweller participation. In Mumbai, to date the Alliance has supported the relocation of approx. 40,000 households. As we come to better understand their experience, that can also guide us going forward, to help facilitate more successful relocation projects.

To learn more about the effects of relocation on households and the community, a study was conducted at nine relocation sites in Mumbai Vashinaka, Mankhurd (Milan Nagar, Lalubhai Compound, Gautam Nagar, and Indian Oil), Nahur, Oshiwara, and Kanjur Marg to study some of the unintended consequences that slum dwellers face post relocation.
From these interviews, we tried to get a sense of where these groups were living pre-relocation, what facilities and services they had and then the problems they faced and post-relocation, what were the challenges faced and how did they overcome them.
     
     
 
Impact
 
 
For solutions to long term challenges and vulnerabilities, strategies have to first identify the basket of problems and locate aspects of that process which first inhibit the poor themselves, believing they have a role and contribution to make in finding the solutions.

Action Research helps to document and analyze those challenges and vulnerabilities. Studies help priorities to get set and communities begin to link affordability and aspirations to balance out what is possible, then examine what structurally still continues to define obstructions in the form of resources, existing rules regulations and build strategies to address them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
         
MSDP TOILET SURVEY
2013-ongoing
BSUP 11 CITY STUDY
2012

INCREMENTALITY
2011-ongoing
RE-DHARAVI
2010
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
2010